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@trans8010 @CoreyV Imagine you pay to get into MOS. Sit thru all that and then it ends without 1 single fight or punchthrown. Man people would be mad as hell. I love how it should have ended but man movies would be short. Like batman using batdarts on Bane. Even so it still ends up in their deaths as they are crushed in the black hole created by the two ships. Everyone is so wrapped up in the neck snap that they missed that part.
1 year, 6 months ago on Why Man of Steel is receiving bad reviews and the public loves this Superman
Ugh! How many people do you think died in the Apacolypse invasion in JLU? That was with every hero and villian fighting to save earth. Not good enough? Ok. How many people die when Darkdsied smashes Superman through the Daily Planet with the Globe? When Superman punches him across the city through multiple buildings? Still want more? Point of fact 1000's died as soon as Zods ship started gravity smashing. Think Those cars were empty? Did you even notice the crater it left underneath? how many corpses were in that rubble? Superman Along with Luthor and Darksied Killed Imperix and Braniac 13 By having Superman push them through a temporal votex all the way back to the big bang. no it's stated that 8,000,000 people world wide died in the fighting. So if thats the body count from a world wide war I doubt even 1-5% of that number died in this mini Invasion.
Because you know and I know that wouldbe boring.
@trans8010 @CoreyV @AlexVidal Well,well I guess you got me. No wait. See nowhere did I say everyone. NYC and It's buroughs have 8 million. Manhattan Island Which is the surrogate for Metropolis is 1.5 of that. We get no sense of elapsed time just that from the time the ship it's early after noon. When Superman is fighting Zod it's dusk. That's 4-6 hours of time for people to get out. Zod went north first not straight to Metropolis. He left that to his crew of cronies. He shows up well after they destroy the gravity wave ship. It still doesn't matter because Zod is kicking Superman's ass. Superman often gets smacked around by super powered foes.Punched through walls, into cars, gas stations. He gets blasted by high powered weapons that bounce off. Did you see the richochetes in Superman returns. Yet amazingly not one crook was killed inside that helicopter. Whatever.
@Niall R Jor=El had to build the ship on the sly. Thats why it's so small. Even in this version the ruling class don't believe krypton is going to explode. If he's caught then his attempt to save his son would fail. I also know that leaving krypton is forbidden. I assumed the suit was made while they were talking. Not ahead of time. Because you don't see it until after he puts the key in. Kevin Smith has repeatedly stated his superhero movies would suck. he doesn't want to
@MichaelRTrice @AlexVidal @trans8010 @CoreyV Wrong. you proved my point with your answer. ." I think it's problematic to push a film as realistic and show all that destruction while whitewashing the true human devastation that would occur." Yet you want Superman to save people? Make up your mind.
@MichaelRTrice @CoreyV @trans8010 I can show you instancces of a more powerful person being handled by a more experienced person. His powerlevel is not a factor. Even in the comics this is show when he fights tactically superior opponents.
@trans8010 @AlexVidal @CoreyV dear god. when the ship showed up people were evacuating. the buildings were mostly empty because people were running from the gravity waves. how do people miss this. Well also see that ship arrives in the late am, earlyy after noon. Superman and Zod fight late afternoon evening as evidenced by the low / orange sun in the background. It's not like it all takes place instantly.
@trans8010 @CoreyV No! You're all still missing the point. there was never ever an opportunity for him to do anything other than defend himself. He was barely able to do that. So stop with the non sense It's not that he's ignoring them it's that he CAN NOT help them . CAN NOT. So no I this caase I wouldn't. If i turn my back on my opponent then where does that leave me? say i lift a piecs of debris off of someone then get killed while doing it then where are we? People who talk like this have oi real idea what kind of responsibility someone like superman has. Crying he should save people in the heat of battle is pie in the sky in this case.
Superman returns was Superman the movie all over again. Lets see... Lex hatches real estate plot. check Lex gets kryptonite in museum robbery. Chech. Cue Superman and lois flying. Check. CRIME FIGHTING MONTAGE! check. A WOman save Superman from kryptonite. Check. SUperman save folks form disater in route to get luthor. check. Superman performs epic save at end, flies into space, and winks at camera. Done.
He has to accept it there is no choice in the matter. In the comic he accepts it everyday by not interfering in wars, deposing dictators, and freeing political prisoners worldwide, There is no way for him to do anything other than fight Zod and his 2 cronies. He has to priortize. He does it all the time. So this assertion is 100% false.
People boo hooing the damgae and carnage. Read a comic for crying out loud. In his epic battles there is always.. always tons of collateral damage. There is an episode of Lios and Clark where she gets super powers and ask him how does he cope when people need hm 24/7. He says you can't save everyone all the time. He would go insane trying. Again people need to stop saying they kow Superman when they don't. Even in JLU and Superman the aimated series tons of collateral damage. Supeman and GL laser Braniacs ship above Metropolis. braniac then climbs out of the wreckage. He punches Darksied through multiple buildings along with thayt huge punch shattering everywindow around. Ugh you guys make my head hurt. This is an excellent representation of Superman as he is written and has been written for the last 10-15 years.
All of these character development statments are making my head hurt. Ok. 78 Superman had 0, I repeat, 0 chracter developement. What do you know about superman or clark kent in that movie. lets see clark was picked on. ok. His dad told him t hold back. ok Anything else? Superman. Hmm truth justice and the American way. oh yeah he never lies. That's it. Nothing more. Oh, Clark is a dork who pines for Lois.
@sandmaxprime Thank you. I've been trying to get this point across. people just ignore it and bulldoze ahead.
1 year, 7 months ago on Why Man of Steel is receiving bad reviews and the public loves this Superman
@Ryan Brown TMB @CoreyV Saw it. I Liked it hope there is a sequel. Hate running jumpimg Zombies but I get it. people are harder to scare now.
1 year, 7 months ago on Review: World War Z entertains visually but lacks intimacy with its audience
@BigM @Fingerkane I do hate the villians always live to kill again. it's the main reason I stopped reading comics. Superman's no kill rule is a nice ideal but not realistic. In Superman vs the elite I just shook my head at they way he saved everyone. What made him make thatno kill vow? This action of killing Zod could be the catalyst that forms taht vow. Also from his reaction I doubt that this solution was ideal.. Zod had him outclassed on all fronts simply out thinking or out fighting him at this stage of being Supermna is not really an option. Remember this is an origin story. Superman's fights always carry huge destructive cost. Usually because he's the one being tossed around. It's not possible to save everyone every time.
I assumed that once the ship showed up people were moving out of Metropolis And murder is not murder. it's all about intent. is it murder if a person kills one to save another? Say mother protecting her kids. If someone had shot the Sandy Hook shooter would they be a murderer? Superman killing Zod in this instance isn't murder. I think him killing them in Superman 2 was closer to murder as they had no powers.
When I saw the first Trailer for this iI thought," YaY! Another PIXAR movie that is not the Incredibles 2!" The Sully did the disco ball prank. I'm in.
1 year, 7 months ago on Review: Monsters University, a welcomed addition to the Pixar library
I'm hoping I like this. I've been arguing with fans of the book since the first trailer. I'm a fan of the book I picked mine up at midnight when it was released. I amintain that Gerry is the Author of world war z and this is his story. To be hinest I never wanted this as a movie because of the format of the book. people spend to much time screaming about the batttle of yonkers but forget the smuggling stories Or the smaller stories int the book. Lke the Japanese internet nerd and the blind man. The k-9 handler. the people being retrained after WWZ. to much to list. So I am one who is glad it's not like the book.
So glad they broke Hobbit up. So much would get left out. Even LOTR was missing stuff. But I loved it.
1 year, 7 months ago on The Desolation of Smaug: 1st trailer
If Batman doesn't come back when Superman and Darksied are fighting on Braniacs ship Supeman does kill him. As for dc villians and villians in general... how are they not killing each other? Even the Punisher only kills tons of hnchmen. Like I said in a previous post with out plot holes and no common sense movies would be boring.
A better title should be Superman Begins. If you read the Batman Begins complaints they echo a lot of this stuff. Then Boom! Everyone is saying The Dark Knight is the best movie ever. So here's betting that Man of Steell 2 aka Last Son of krypton will be lauded as epic..
As eveyone debates I have a light aside. Did anyone notice the taht even in this movie it was alll about real estate again. 78 sink Sink California, Superman Returns create new continent, Here terraform earth. Cracked me up the second they started.
Superman TAS had the best Lois lane. To be fair they all make bad choices the get them in trouble.
Doesn't Jor-el explain his key is reprogramming the ship. I asumed the ship made the suit for him while Jor-el is talking to him. In the Donner version they give no real sense of how long he was on the ship. was it an hour, a day, a year? Staying on their world was doctrine. the planet wasn't dying when they sent the colony ships out. In factleaving Krypton was discouraged for them. Plus in evey version they don't really believe that Joe-el is right about the planet dying. Keep in mind if all movies had people with common sense they'd be boring. Imagine a horror movie where they don't split up or "go in there".
I'm 42 so I've been able to watch all filmed versions of him from George Reeves, Forward. Even the Crappy Superboy show that was on. Until Smallville each version was a fully realized Superman. You had almost no back story. Supermans no kill rule is not his. It's an unspoken agreement between he and Batman. Hell Batman has "accidentally" killed dozens of people. vis crushing , falling, or impailing.
I don't mind if people don't likeit. It had a few wtf and holdup moments. Like how does Clark get hired to be on a top secret submarine recovery team? He falsified his resume. Umm.. Ok. LOL!
I do love that finally special effects have made these types of powerhouses possible. the train throw and the soilder firing away with the grenade launcher are burned into my head.
None of your scenarios work. Zod is a trained warrior it was luck that Superman won at all. bad rewrites or not they are part of the story. Before 86 Superman was boring hence the reboot. They rebooted the entire universe. Piledrive hm into the ground. That made me laugh out loud.
Sigh! Tired of the whining about the killing of Zod. Read a comic book people. He also killed him in the Donner movie Turns him Human, crushes his hand and tosses him inot a deep deep crevass. The destruction argument is moot as even in the comics he haas to focus on the fight. people tend to not notice but many, many times Metropilis suffers massive destruction with out Superman rescuing a sinlge person.. I've been reading Superman since 1983. This is the best adaptation of how Supeman is currently written. People are also missing that this is his first big time threat. There is a learning curve. You can tell that killing Zod was not Ideal for him and will affect him for the rest of his life. What people should be more annoyed with is this. If Kal-El is the living enbodyment of Krypton why is Zod trying so hard to kill him?