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View Poll Results: Are you excited to see Man of Steel?
Yes, very excited. Always liked Superman! 6 33.33%
Yes, never been a Superman fan, but this movie looks like it could be entertaining. 6 33.33%
No, but I may try and see it in theatres or possibly wait for Blueray/DVD. 2 11.11%
No, never liked Superman. Period. 4 22.22%
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Old May 16th, 2013 (04:53 PM). Edited June 6th, 2013 by Lokhlan.
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With the upcoming release of Man of Steel the new reboot of Superman, I was wondering if anyone from PC was looking forward to seeing it as much as I am? Previously I've never been much of a Superman fan. His powers seemed too overpowered and generic and the last few movies about him just didn't entertain me all that much. However after reading a number of interviews about the director, reading about the direction he wanted to take Superman and seeing the trailers for the movie, I'm definitely excited to see it once it releases (Especially after watching trailer 3). It's possible I might even become somewhat of a Superman fan if this movie pulls me in like I'm hoping.

I've included the link to the 3rd trailer for Man of Steel. It's in my opinion the best of the 3 trailers. Hope someone out there gets some enjoyment out of it:

Trailer 3:
http://youtu.be/T6DJcgm3wNY

Trailer 4:
http://youtu.be/NlOF03DUoWc

Trailer 5:
http://youtu.be/dwYatpwrs8s

So what do you think. Are you looking forward to Man of Steel? :)
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I've become more empowered to see it lately, though I'm not a huge fan of Superman. I never really have been, since he (along with Batman) seem like a couple of the lamer superheroes. I'll get stoned for saying that, but it's just what I feel! ): The most recent trailer looks rather exciting, regardless, but Superman just seems to be hit and miss for me. The last few eras of Superman haven't been all too impressive, unfortunately, and I don't want to get my hopes strung too high for this one.

I thought this was pretty funny and relevant!
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i've always thought superman was cool but too over powered, i'm not a huge fan. I did like smallville and I thought superman returns was alright. But this movie looks awesome and it has alot of excellent actors in it.. I cant wait to see this movie.
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I have always been a Superman fan, and i always thought he was the strongest super hero ever. And lets face it, he is.
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Okay, so I thought trailer 3 for Man of Steel couldn't be beaten, WRONG!

At only 1:47 minutes it's way shorter, but they managed to pack so much EPIC inside!

BEHOLD:
http://youtu.be/NlOF03DUoWc

I enjoyed getting more of a glimpse into what type of villain General Zod will be in this version of Superman. With each new trailer I see I'm impressed more and more. I'm truly digging the angle the director/producer are taking this film. I feel this is exactly the type of Superman reboot the franchise needed.

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I've become more empowered to see it lately, though I'm not a huge fan of Superman. I never really have been, since he (along with Batman) seem like a couple of the lamer superheroes.
I was with you until you put Batman in the lamer category. I'm pretty sure I came close to shedding a nerd tear as I processed that statement. Did the recent trilogy of amazing Batman movies not impress? :O
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I'm so excited to see this movie, you have no idea. Superman & Batman hold special places in my heart, and to finally see Supean get the treatment he deserves, aka, the Nolan treatment, gives me goosebumps. I mean jeez, look at my theme.
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My most anticipated movie this year. Snyder has a heavy weight on his shoulders with this movie because if this movie succeeds (like im sure it will) it will open up the door for many other DC movies but if it fails....well lets not think about that.
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http://youtu.be/dwYatpwrs8s

Another amazing trailer (trailer 5) released to promote the new Superman movie, Man of Steel. Let me know what you think of the new trailer. At this point they can just have my money, I'm going to see this movie opening day.
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Quote originally posted by クリス:
I was with you until you put Batman in the lamer category. I'm pretty sure I came close to shedding a nerd tear as I processed that statement. Did the recent trilogy of amazing Batman movies not impress? :O
Er, no. The Dark Knight Rises was a fine movie, but I was not impressed by the others. Again, this is coming from someone who is not a huge fan of Batman or Superman, so...
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I'm definitely watching this, and Elysium this summer. And Batman was awesome! Loved the political commentary and the realization through villianification (totally a word) of alternative ideologies to the current order.

Edit: ALSO. According to Wiki, Kristen Stewart (!!) was considered for Lois Lane, alongside Olivia Wilde and Mila Kunis. But Amy Adams just looks approachable and soo girl-next-door *blush*
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First: Ewwwww Kirsten Steward, CONSIDERED, for Lois Lane?? /shot
Second: Why not Olivia Wilde??

Third: I may watch it, or just wait for it to premier on TV like anyone who can't go to the theatre and watch it their on big screens. :/
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Quote originally posted by Twihiki_Amias:
Second: Why not Olivia Wilde??
I've always pictured Lois Lane as this gritty-looking woman in a pantsuit, not really young-looking but in her 30s. Olivia Wilde's too much of a pretty face and looks much too young, I think, and I don't really like her as an actress. It's funny though, how Amy Adams is nine years older than Henry Cavill even though they look the same age range.

Also, it's awesome Michael Shannon got the Zod part.

I'll probably check it out. I'm not really excited for it.
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I watch the Dark Knight trilogy quite often, especially Rises so I really hope Man of Steel here makes me love it as much as I do with the Batman's. I'm used to Lois Lane being a brunette, not a red head, so I'm not sure about Amy Adams being a "perfect" Lane. But I like her so I won't think about it to much lol She reminds me a bit like Annette O'Toole as Lana Lang in the older, cheesy Superman movies to be honest.

But its whatever. Comes out Friday, can't wait! Just hope Nolan keeps up the great work after his amazing Batman trilogy onto another member of the Justice League.
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I have memories of liking the original Christopher Reeve Superman movies when I was like...5. But the second I got to the age I understood half of what was going on, I found them boring. And to be honest most of the action was a bit tame. Although I watched Superman Returns (The one with Brandon Routh in) recently and it didn't seem too bad, but it definitely didn't have enough action in as other superhero movies, particularly for that length. You could probably level similar accusations at Nolan's Batman films, but he does the action very well so it doesn't really matter in them. I wouldn't have been especially excited, but the trailers make this one look a lot more action-packed, so I'm pretty keen to see it. Although that probably won't extend to going to the cinema, more getting it fast when it comes out on DVD.
The only thing that I think may not be as good is the theme music. The music in the original films sounds really impressive, but the actual movie isn't as good as its soundtrack. I reckon Man of Steel may be the other way round.
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It seems like you can't turn on the TV now without seeing a TV spot for it, or a commercial referencing it. It's everywhere, and it's tracking at least $100 Million opening weekend, if not more. Sooooo pumped.

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Saw it last night with my wife and it was FREAKING AMAZING! It had everything I was personally looking for in a Superman reboot, lots of superman fighting, good amount of Krypton screen time, powerful villains who can stand toe to toe with Superman, great actors portraying their respective roles, and very little cheese. Going to see it again tonight with some friends.

I'd give it a 9.5/10 as it had exactly what I wanted to see and little to none of what I didn't.
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This is the Superman movie I've been waiting for after the disastrous Superman Returns. It has everything what the above poster mentioned (my keyboard can't type Japanese letters). The only things that bothered me was no after-credits Marvel style (to get me hyped up for the sequel) and the fact that we still haven't found out how Superman shaved his beard (it wasn't shown on-screen the moment he put on his suit). This movie truly blows Iron Man 3 out of the water as the best comic book movie this year.
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I have yet to see it firsthand, but I'll fix that soon. Regardless, that hasn't stopped me from watching video reactions and a couple of minor reviews from the likes of Rotten Tomatoes and for some reason, people say that it lacks some of the subtle satire that superhero movies (Superman movies specifically?) tend to have thrown in every now and then. It's an 'element surely missing' or something to that effect! Another thing is that it tended to rush to the action and then rush through it, but there was just so much clogging up the movie that it didn't matter and there was very little story-wise involved.

I've yet to completely write it off, but just the little things I'm hearing make it seem not all that pleasant.
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I have yet to see it firsthand, but I'll fix that soon. Regardless, that hasn't stopped me from watching video reactions and a couple of minor reviews from the likes of Rotten Tomatoes and for some reason, people say that it lacks some of the subtle satire that superhero movies (Superman movies specifically?) tend to have thrown in every now and then. It's an 'element surely missing' or something to that effect! Another thing is that it tended to rush to the action and then rush through it, but there was just so much clogging up the movie that it didn't matter and there was very little story-wise involved.

I've yet to completely write it off, but just the little things I'm hearing make it seem not all that pleasant.
It's a superhero movie. Critics are going to nitpick it to death like every superhero movie to date. More so Superman because he was the original comic book hero and he already has established movie classics to be compared to.

I thought the story was superb. It's an origin story and the pacing, the characters, they're all handled very well.

I can tell you that I personally did not feel like the action was rushed through by any means. If anything the action went on a little long. Additionally, the action is what makes this movie so great because in the past we never really got to see superman go all out on the big screen like he does in the comics. So that was refreshing, finally seeing him go all out.

Also, unless you grew up watching classic superman movies I would ignore any reviews carelessly comparing it to the original movies. For one, you never saw the originals so any negative comments comparing this movie to the classic movies should mean nothing to you. This movie is a Superman reboot for a newer generation and it's going to be the younger generation that gets the most enjoyment out of the movie.
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Quote originally posted by クリス:
Also, unless you grew up watching classic superman movies I would ignore any reviews carelessly comparing it to the original movies. For one, you never saw the originals so any negative comments comparing this movie to the classic movies should mean nothing to you. This movie is a Superman reboot for a newer generation and it's going to be the younger generation that gets the most enjoyment out of the movie.
Really, most of the things I've heard in the last day or so about the aforementioned story and other small enjoyable elements were from my friends, but eh. I have to try it for myself before I can fairly judge it. ]:
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The problem is that this one is so so so very different from any Superman we've seen, (being based on newer comic material, 1990-now, not Donner's Silver age stuff) and people keep beating the inevitable Donner/Christopher Reeve comparison to death. This ain't yo dad's Superman. Being so different and alien (ohoho) compared to older Superman stuff is what people are nitpicking it for. That and the non-linear storyline. Don't go in expecting a Nolan movie though, this is Snyder's movie.

But the movie is marvelous. The special effects, cinematography and the design are out of this world. And the cast delivers. There were parts where my jaw was on the floor. Zimmer's soundtrack is phenomenal, and has been downloaded from iTunes since. Cavill is perfect, Michael Shannon is perfect, but Kevin Costner's performance is what really hits hard. His portrayal of Mr. Kent is the benchmark now, like Reeve's Superman was. I for one will go back and see it probably two or three more times.
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It's a superhero movie. Critics are going to nitpick it to death like every superhero movie to date.
Yeah, critics have a horrible track record with super hero movies. They just hate them...

Spider-Man (2002) - 89%
Spider-Man 2 (2004) - 93%
Batman Begins (2005) - 85%
Superman Returns (2006) - 75%
Iron Man (2008) - 93%
The Dark Knight (2008) - 94%
Iron Man 2 (2010) - 73%
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) - 79%
Thor (2011) - 77%
X-Men: First Class (2011) - 88%
The Avengers (2012) - 92%
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) - 73%
The Dark Knight Rises (2012) - 87%
Iron Man 3 (2013) - 78%

... Man of Steel (2013) - 55%

I think Snyder's more the problem than super hero movies or Superman. Critics haven't liked anything he's put out
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Yeah, critics have a horrible track record with super hero movies. They just hate them...

Spider-Man (2002) - 89%
Spider-Man 2 (2004) - 93%
Batman Begins (2005) - 85%
Superman Returns (2006) - 75%
Iron Man (2008) - 93%
The Dark Knight (2008) - 94%
Iron Man 2 (2010) - 73%
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) - 79%
Thor (2011) - 77%
X-Men: First Class (2011) - 88%
The Avengers (2012) - 92%
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) - 73%
The Dark Knight Rises (2012) - 87%
Iron Man 3 (2013) - 78%

... Man of Steel (2013) - 55%

I think Snyder's more the problem than super hero movies or Superman. Critics haven't liked anything he's put out
Higher percentages do not somehow mean they weren't nitpicked by critics, but nice try. A lot of those movies I read individual reviews from critics on sites like rotten tomatoes where both the positive and negative reviews did plenty of nitpicking in regards to the movies relation to it's comic book heritage etc which has been one of the major issues with a lot of critics and this movie. The whole point of my statement was to encourage the movie to be seen before making judgements based on reviews as I personally feel the movie was fantastic.

Audience review on Rotten Tomatoes was 82% / Critics review was 56% on Rotten Tomatoes.
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IMO I enjoyed it. On screen, this movie some what showed me how OP Superman is or any cryptonian lay there feet on Earth. I was also surprised that the amount of minutes between that some what was either some one getting punched threw a wall/building or a Earth shaking launched into the sky was pretty short.

Other then that. I liked it. Origin story is well known through out super hero history so a lot of us knew. and it was well explained.

Story was a tad bit choppy from past and present but it didnt bother me. Only thing that did bothered me was the immense amount of screen flares and extensive camera shaking in the fights.

Overall I liked it. They should keep Dc movies like this vibe. It's suitable. Though it would be drastic to completely revamp the vibe of Green Lantern if there is a sequel. But it would be nice.

I'm really looking forward for the MoS sequal. Hope it's not Lex or Doomsday as villians. I hope it isn't. I was thinking of Bizarro, Brainiac, or Mr. Mxyzptlk for God sakes

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But all in all I liked it. Though Metropolis got wrecked and many of her citizens perished in the process. It was a good movie. And surprisingly, I spotted a Batman/Bruce Wayne Easter egg. (Wayne Enterprise Logo on the satellite before it got blown up during the Superman and Zod fight) but I may be wrong
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