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I am going to see this movie over the weekend, and I can't wait. But I figure for all you that seen it, why not tell the rest of us your thoughts?

I am not worried about spoilers, but if you do post them, DON'T FORGET TO WARNS US! lol
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# 2 Warning SPOILER ALERT!
06-15-2013, 02:35 AM
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Originally Posted by hawkwing43 View Post
I am going to see this movie over the weekend, and I can't wait. But I figure for all you that seen it, why not tell the rest of us your thoughts?

I am not worried about spoilers, but if you do post them, DON'T FORGET TO WARNS US! lol
OK, well, my Darling wife and I , went and saw it yesterday , and so here is my review of it:

First off, they RUINED Superman. Completely Destroyed the great kind "world's biggest boy-scout"--(as he was known in the good comics of the 90s and 80s as), they Utterly destroyed every particle of his Good image, and turned it into Shreds of dirt.

Let's start at the beginning of the movie and work through out it to the end.

(And I know there will be , no doubt many whom disagree with me, those whom adore the tough cruel darkside "hero's" that today's ugly money-making world has set up all over for people to like). I miss the good ol days, when a good guy was a good guy, and a bad guy was a bad guy. Anyways onwards with the review:

The Beginning: like always, EVERYONE is wearing Black. (Just like in ALL movies of today, no one wears anything with colour anymore...talk about dull or what, guess it ain't 'cool' to) Anyhow, Jor-el, supermans father, is talking with the Council, and then the evil General Zod, smashes in with his goons. And of course they also wear black...(if everyone wears black....who the heck is the bad guy? can't there be some sort of change?)

The world of Krypton looks very different than the original Superman movie (and story of the comics). This one isn't cold looking, it's more like my wife said , the "Avatar movie", not that there's jungle everywhere, yet it's just got that same feel to it , the land looks primitive and Superman's father, Jor-el, flys on a weird Avatar like creature...

Alrighty, (so as not to make this post too long, I won't go into as much detail as I'd prefer to), yet General Zod ends up fighting Jor-el in the chamber area that Baby Superman is in , as the little ship takes off...

Zod kills Jor-el (Superman's father)!!!!!!????!!!!???!!!!! (that never happened in the old story)
, then gets captured by the authorities and sent off to the Phantom zone (later it's revealed that his group were freed from the explosion of Krypton).

So anyways, there's the poor mother of Superman, standing alone on the world of Krypton, as she watches the world get destroyed due to itse Core failing. MUCH unlike the original movie/story.

There's No beginning credits (as always with this pathetic "director" whom seems to get pleasure not only in ruining the Batman characters in his other movies, but now has ruined Superman, the man who's suppose to stand for "Truth, Justice, and the American way").

Meanwhile this new "Superman" is more for "hiding, lieing, and the murdering way"...

So anyhow, there's no great beginning music or anything... which is what really makes a movie get you interested in it at first , or at least it does for me anyhow. The old Superman movie, the music got you excited right away, you almost expected Superman to fly out towards you as the credits rolled.
With that music, you knew Superman was around, and that he stood for Good.

Right, so I won't say everything that happens in the movie , yet basically, his earth father, dies MUCH differently than the one of the original story. A Tornado (twister), comes along while they are all sitting in traffic, ......OH and meanwhile just before then, Superman says to him , something the REAL one would NEVER say to his earth father, which is , in a real kid-like bratty attitude (even though he's about 18 here), something like "your not my father, and your nothing but some idiot who found me, go and die!"

Well then he gets his wish,....what the?????

So a "twister" comes out and everyone runs from the cars, then the father decides to go back for the dog.... and as the twister is about to eat up the father, he puts his hand up to tell Clark (superman) not to save him....... so as not to reveal himself....

Meanwhile, in the original story, he died of a normal thing that old people die of...

Which made ALOT more sense...

Oh, Clark also finds out about where he's from , when he comes across a buried ship.... and Lois Lane just so happens to follow him there ... so that she finds out about him as he does......

So from the start, Lois Lane researches him and finds out who he is by going to the Kent farm eventually. And so she knows his identity from the beginning !?!?!?!!...... YEAH.. I know!!! Someone "give me a WHAT WHAT" ?!?!?

The outfit that "Superman" wears, is NOTHING like the REAL Superman. It looks more like a Dark swimsuit that Aquaman would wear if he changed his colours to DarkBlue. This
thing is so close to Black, that they should have just made it Black..completely.

What is the fear about wearing Colours in movies today?!?!?????????? WHAT IS IT???????

DOES everybody have such a big ego and fear of what others think that they don't want to wear anything that is not "neutral"?

Basically though, the badguys, general zod, and his dork squad, arrive and invade earth, and demands "Superman" give himself to them.

There's a big battle of course, and nearly the entire earth seems destroyed....

In the end of it, "Superman" does something to save some people. Let me set this up as to how it was in the movie first....

"Superman has Zod in, like a neck, choke hold. "Superman" behind him, and zod, kneeling in front of him, his head locked in Supes arms.

Zod is shooting out Heat vision and slowly coming towards the people stuck there...

NOW, THIS is where , in the comics that I use to read at least, the REAL Superman would , Fly Both him and his enemy into the sky, far high into the sky,to get the enemy away from the people, so saving them and NOT killing his enemy, for Superman did NOT believe in killing AT ALL.

Yeppers, you can guess where this is heading...

Well folks, in THIS movie, "Superman" decides to Snap Zods neck, killing him !!!!!

(ahem....darts- eyes up then down......)

oh, also, it was right in front of some children and their parents as well.... (when he could have done instead what I said, quit easily, just fly up into the sky with zod, but of COURSE Murder was more THIS "Superman"'s dark 'cool' style).

God forbid if the director made a Good guy for the "Hero" of the story.

Then in the end, he finally comes in as glasses wearing Clark Kent to the Daily planet, that's the ONLY time you see Clark Kent, which is sad, cause I always felt that Clark Kent was JUST as important a character as Superman himself.

(NO BODY played a more accurate and Better Clark Kent And Superman than the dear ol; Christopher Reeve, God Bless and Rest his soul).

So Yeppers, there ya have it folks, in a "nutshell" ..(which is where the director and writer of this movie should be in), is the new "Superman" movie.

They made Superman into a murdering bratty attitude dorky killer, who enjoys wearing a dark aquaman like outfit.

This is NOT Superman, instead I see him as "Azbats", or "Jean-Paul-Valley" the person who took over as Batman when Bruce Wayne had his back broken, back in the Knights trilogy comic book series.

The unfortunate thing is, the Real Superman is not coming back to the films, he's been lost from us for many years now, and his dear soul is resting now.

Christopher Reeve is and was the Real Superman, and Always will be, the only movie that showed respect to that and did a great job with trying to replay it, was the movie "Superman Returns".

God Bless you all .

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# 3
06-15-2013, 03:12 AM
In regard to the previous comment:

I'm not agreeing or disagreeing by the way.

Have you considered that this Superman, is young, (in his hero days that is), of course he'll make mistakes, other things, and not carry out actions which an established Superman hero would do.

{SPOILERS} Please highlight text to view.

After killing Zod, in my opinion that is when he makes his promise to never kill again, or so, that is how I see it as.

I've heard that the emotions shown during that scene, or soon after support the idea that Superman doesn't want to do it, yet he does - for the "greater good" or something. That is when he promises to never kill again.

The ending scene/shot of Clark Kent (like you mention) entering the Daily planet - I haven't seen the film, but this suggests it's his first day at work.

Suggesting a prequel-like story, where Superman is establishing himself who he is, what he has learnt from his experience and who he'll become.



So for a sequel (if any, and c'mon, there will be), then is when I think you'll see "your" Superman.

You also have to remember we're in 2013 now, things move on and get reinvented. The suit for example, I rather like it. This movie is meant to be set in the "real world" kind of environment, and I believe that this suit would be taken seriously by the public, instead of some guy wearing underwear outside of his leggins.

This video from BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22901273

It highlights one of the reasoning behind the suit, and it's appearance, and I admit, I have to agree with Henry Cavill.

As long as theres a justification, and a valid reasoning to change, or, more like - improving or reinventing a beloved character, you have to respect that and take it in.

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# 4
06-15-2013, 07:24 AM
Have not seen the movie but now I have some idea what to expect. Just one question.....is this amazing piece of music in the film? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XikFCxAuJSM
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# 5
06-15-2013, 08:15 AM
I'm just gonna say I simply loved this movie. The fighting sequence was amazing, it really delivered for me at least. I actually wanna go see the movie again.

There was a standing ovation when the movie ended at my local theater.
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# 6
06-15-2013, 08:32 AM
If you are 15 year old male or have the maturity of a 15 year old male(which is most males up to at least 30 these days) then you will love the movie.

No real diolage, no real plot(cover Zod's eye's with your hand Superman - duh - save alot of time) no charater development, stupid flashbacks telling a story, explosions for no reason but explosion.

AKA most movies these days.

But that is what they produce - movies for men/boys who never grow up.

In an interesting not - a new study found that women do not stop maturing now until 32 and men an astonishing 43!

Also in a survey of 10,000 Women found that 8 out of 10 believe that men never stop being children!

hence the movie should do fairly well.

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# 7
06-15-2013, 08:34 AM
i seen this yesterday with the missus and really enjoyed it, the action scenes where done well and it was great to see superman punch people in this movie....my only real issue was no openin music or credits, they did not even have the iconic music at the end, IMO they should of had the intro music.

the movie is not perfect and is tryin to squeeze so much into the openin hour that it has a rushed feelin to it but that is understandable as its trying to cram "superman 1&2" story into one movie....they are tryin to give a superman origin story, daily planet & lois lane intro as well as a badass enemy in general Zod all into 2 hours of movie

so yeah there are lot of things that feel rushed but i just took it as we all know the superman origin story, we all know that he and lois will end up together....and we dont need to see that story again and was happy enough on how they progressed the movie along so we could get to the real action and that is were the movie shines

someone posted above bout his suit been all wrong, IMO i love the new suit it makes more sense like this then the tights and underwear look and also they took this suit from the NEW 52 comics that DC started a couple years ago now....check out here

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/supermakeover-dc-comics-unveils-new-52-rebooting-batman-superman-universe-article-1.951644


im a happy with this reboot and look forward to the next one that will hopefully be better from a story and character point of view while still maintainin the great action of this film now that they have gotten the origin story, lois and daily planet out of the way

if your a superman fan go see this
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06-15-2013, 08:38 AM
Im a long time Superman fan, so thats why I wont see it. I think the writers have lost what Superman was supposed to be like, there fore lost his charm and rolemodel appeal. The things that are dismissed as ok, in this day and age where unheard of when I was a child. Superman was last portrayed correctly by Christopher Reeves in the Original Superman movie. He had the look that fit the character perfect, but that running with the train scene was bad...they could have done a better job then that, lol.

Being once a Boy Scout myself, this provided people like me with a superhero who stood for the same values I was taught to uphold. The classic good vs evil....no cursing, antihero attitude, or playing at adult situations, he was a true and confident rolemodel, even if he was fiction. Thats why that (S) is the most recognised symbol in the world for the classic hero.
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06-15-2013, 10:21 AM
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Im a long time Superman fan, so thats why I wont see it. I think the writers have lost what Superman was supposed to be like, there fore lost his charm and rolemodel appeal. The things that are dismissed as ok, in this day and age where unheard of when I was a child. Superman was last portrayed correctly by Christopher Reeves in the Original Superman movie. He had the look that fit the character perfect, but that running with the train scene was bad...they could have done a better job then that, lol.

Being once a Boy Scout myself, this provided people like me with a superhero who stood for the same values I was taught to uphold. The classic good vs evil....no cursing, antihero attitude, or playing at adult situations, he was a true and confident rolemodel, even if he was fiction. Thats why that (S) is the most recognised symbol in the world for the classic hero.
I couldn't have said it better myself. I agree Fully with you Catstar. I looked up to the good ol (Real) Superman, in the good ol comics and the Only one who played Superman best, which is Christopher Reeve.

Superman stood for Values (which don't mean a thing to many of the people of the current era, and is something that has been lost and sadly forgotten.)

Well said with Everything Catstar.

<Salutes Catstar>

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# 10
06-15-2013, 10:46 AM
Women everywhere are drooling over Henry Cavill's superman character. I'm actually kind of jealous.
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