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Superman: Man of Steel (2013)

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The only real problem with Man of Steel is the editing. By that, I mean the "style" used to put it together. A lot of scenes feel like you're walking into the scene a couple of minutes late.

Imagine you walked out to get some popcorn and walked back in while a scene was taking place. It wouldn't take you long to catch up with what's going on, but you still feel like you missed the set-up to the scene.

I think they were trying to cut out most of the "obvious" background and get directly to the point. While I think it worked, I can understand why people would be put off by the style in this age of "filming for the lowest common denominator". People are used to being shown everything- the guy walks to the car, opens the door, and gets in... As opposed to just being shown in the car.

Just saw the film, wow loving it. Very dark, less comic feel to it. But i can agree to your first sentence that a few scenes was like you saw it late. Or just walked into. Other then that a top film, Hope it get's the monies worth that it deserves. 9/10

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http://deadline.com/2013/06/man-of-steel-beginning-worldwide-release-record-opening-day-in-the-philippines/

SATURDAY, 5TH UPDATE: Finally, some official numbers. Warner Bros? and Legendary Pictures? Man Of Steel (4,207 theaters with 3D in 3,357 venues) grossed $44M in North America on Friday (including the $9M from midnights). ?A fantastic start to Father?s Day weekend,? gushed Warner Bros Pictures President, Domestic Distribution, Dan Fellman. It?s now the largest Friday June opening ever. ?Our CinemaScore of ?A-? with the youngest (under 18) and the oldest (over 50) age categories both rating the film an ?A? should certainly generate strong word of mouth as we continue our run in the heart of the lucrative summer play time.? The 3D screens generated 42% of Man Of Steel?s box office revenue and 32% of all admissions for 6.250M for Friday. The 331 IMAX theatres grossed $5.5M on Friday averaging $16,616 per location and ranking #5 of all time behind The Avengers? $5.9M. The Man Of Steel results helped total moviegoing this Friday increase +78% over last year?s box office. Unofficially, projections for the Superman reboot?s 3-day weekend are $105M-$115M with a 4-day cume of $115M-$125M including Thursday?s $12M worth of Wal-Mart sold tickets for the 7 PM show. Even with a longish running time of two hours and 23 minutes, the Chris Nolan-Zack Snyder-David S. Goyer-Henry Cavill PG-13 tentpole is packing a strong punch because of the 3D premium and immense wannasee sparked by masterful marketing. It took Nolan?s involvement to make Superman cool again (finally).

Internationally, Warner Bros says Man Of Steel is ranking #1 everywhere with a gross of $17.6M from 9,710 screens in the 24 overseas markets in release. The running cume from abroad is now $25.9M. Key markets that opened this weekend were the UK, Korea, and Mexico. The UK pulled in ?3.3M ($5.2M) from 574 situations, dominating the market with a 70% share and ranking as the biggest opening day in 2013 ? +11% bigger even than Iron Man 3. Mexico grossed an estimated Ps. 35.7M ($2.8M) from 2,600 screens, and, like the UK, garnered a 70% share of the market. Its Friday opening ranks as the 3rd biggest opening for a WB film. Korea continues to rank #1 with a 50% share of the Top 5 films nationwide and KRW 1.8M ($1.6M) from 990 screens, bringing the two-day tally to KRW 3.2M ($2.8M). Other notable cumes are The Philippines $2.9M (had biggest all-time industry opening day), Taiwan $1.5M (had biggest WB opening day ever), UAE $1.3M, Malaysia $1.3M.

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Great movie! This is the shot in the arm that the Superman franchise needed.

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It was just as good as I thought it would be. :)

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great movie and cant wait for the next, specially given the hints at whats whos to come.

Spoiler

The Wayne Enterprises logo is on a satellite that Zod destroys.

Zack Snyder was asked if he would like to see Batman and Superman team-up in Man of Steel 2. Here?s what he had to say:

?I don?t know. Everything is interesting at this point. And don?t forget that Lex is out there, doing who knows what??

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^ I certainly would like to see it.

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Well guys I went to see it Friday night. All I have to say about this movie is this:

AWESOME

That dude nailed it as Superman. The visual effects were amazing. They really make you believe a man can fly. Outstanding film. Go check it out if you have a chance. Michael Shannon deserves an award for his role as General Zod. He was outstanding.

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I really loved the film.

Huge hit at the BO for this film, that is for sure.

Can the sequel be here already?! :D We all know what it is going to be about :

A big Lex Corp truck was destroy near the end. There was no mention of Lex. None at all. Until that truck.

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List of Easter Eggs in Man of Steel, some foreshadowing future films? Could well be....

WARNING - potential spoilers!!

http://comicbook.com/blog/2013/06/10/all-man-of-steel-easter-eggs-confirmed-so-far/

Simplified list - more analysis at link

LexCorp Tower (Lex Luthor)

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Wayne Enterprises satellite (Bruce Wayne / Batman, and possibly a hint at Maxwell Lord (baddie), Checkmate, the sat being Brother MK 1, and the OMAC virus)

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Blaze Comics sign (used by Booster Gold to self-promote)

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Utopia Casino (Tony Gallo - finds Kryptonite & brings it to Metropolis)

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Weisinger Elementary School (Clark's school)

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Sullivan?s Truck & Tractor Repair (owned by Chloe Sullivan's family)

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Ezra?s Mail Depot (owned by Smallville founder Ezra Small, ancestor of Lana Lang)

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Toomey Waste Disposal (shout out to DC writer Bob Toomey)

Also -

A green flash during the battle with Zod - a hint at a Green Lantern noticing the battle, but which one? Hal Jordan, John Stewart or ??

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The military gal who thinks Kal-El is "kinda hot"? Name: Carrie Farris, a mod of Carol Ferris, eventually aka Star Sapphire, the love interest of Hal Jordan / Green Lantern.

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half the people i talk to say it was crap the others think it was one of the best movies all year. Either way i REALLY want to see this movie. Originally I was going to go see it today for Father's Day however, My wife got called into work to cover some shifts because people quit so she had to work from 4 this afternoon till 8 tomorrow morning.

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saw it, loved it. agreed with the comment above - the shot in the arm that superman needed.  such intensity and emotion even without any swear words or foul language.

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Just saw it this morning.

Lets just saw Man of Steel is my new favorite movie of all time!!!

My god Superman is back!!! :)

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'Man of Steel' sets box office record

 

After three decades, Warner Bros. has successfully resurrected its Superman franchise with Zack Snyder's darker, more violent take on the marquee superhero.

Man of Steel, directed by Snyder and produced by Christopher Nolan, debuted to $125.1 million at the Father's Day box office to score the top opening of all time for June. That figure includes $12 million grossed Thursday night from special Walmart screenings, putting the actual three-day figure at $113.1 million.

Either way, Man of Steel eclipsed previous June record-holder Toy Story 3, which debuted to $110.3 million in June 2010.

Man of Steel is a notable win for WB and Legendary Pictures, which co-financed the $225 million tentpole. In 2006, WB and Legendary's Superman Returns did okay business at the box office, but not enough to mark a new chapter for the franchise.

Man of Steel opens exactly 30 years after Superman III, the third entry in the wildly popular Christopher Reeve franchise. There was one more title in that series, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, although it fell flat at the box office in summer 1987.

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Saw it last night and really liked it. :-)

Henry cavill nailed it, he is perfect as the Superman and even as Clark Kent.

I enjoyed the build up and only part that bothered me was the extended action near the end. Few more buildings and they would've flattened the Metropolic :laugh:

Overall 9/10

Russell Crowe AI felt weird at times

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I generally dislike the look of the modern superhero movies. It's very techy & "hollywood". The shots from this superman movie look really desaturated.

If I were writing a Batman or Superman movie I'd set it in the late 1930s, when the comics were first written.

 

And even though Nolan's Batman was the best, I still prefer the Animated Series to any of the movies. Serious is good, but there's such a thing as taking the material too seriously, imo.

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I agree on the buildings.. Someone else said 2 guys destroyed more buildings in this movie than the entire Avengers movie did bad guys and all

 

well superman + zod is more powerful then all the aliens and avengers combined. lol!

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It's not a superman movie if the fights don't destroy at least 25% of the city.

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Great movie. I really enjoyed the special effects and cinematography. I have a feeling it'll come close to Iron Man 3 in the box office. If you're a fan of Superman, then you should see this movie for what it tries to be. It's not the old Superman you're used to. This time around, he's darker and representative of what Superman would be like in our world today. If you see it with that in mind, then you'll most likely enjoy it.

 

It was nice seeing the Wayne Industries logo on the satellite that was destroyed during the fight between Superman and General Zod. The first half of the movie was superb and the way they showed the origin story (flashbacks) was great. It meant they could use more time for Superman and the rest of the movie. As for the second half, it was great but not as good as the first. It felt kinda rushed but I don't blame them. They needed to show a lot of action because of the nature of their Kryptonian powers. And they needed to conclude the story.

 

I'm really happy that they're going forward with a sequel. The fact that Superman killed General Zod sets the tone for the kind of character he should be. After all, this is a realistic Superman and not one that sits on a moral high horse 100% of the time. I hope we see Lex Luthor and a cameo appearance of a Justice League member.

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I quite enjoyed it, but I was somewhat disappointed that it seemed a bit disjointed and jumped so from scene to scene so. In that regard I think I see what twotone was referring to, as Synder has done better character work, despite the good performances by Crowe et all.

The special effects were amazing, absolutely epic. Leona was a complete badass (love the Snyder 'shutter' work on her)

well superman + zod is more powerful then all the aliens and avengers combined. lol!

Only the Man of Steel can make the Avengers tiny.

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I thought I was watching Star Wars, at first.

 

My mind kept wondering off.

 

Was like watching the first Christopher Reeve Superman movie.

 

The has-been actors didn't add to the appeal.

 

I suppose it was entertaining, and that's what people paid for.

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A directors cut could go a long way to filling in those gaps in character development; still I enjoyed it and thought it was good. Great acting from Cavill in particular who definitely fit the role, Costner, Crowe, Shannon and A Adams were also excellent but Antje Traue was sublime as Faora, shame we didnt see more of her, just the actual script let the movie down for me. However the action is simply on another level to anything in previous CBM's and makes The Avengers characters look positively puny in comparison. This is the sort of action I expected from the Avengers but all they did was make a few holes in the road. MOS 2 and Justice League should be something special.

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I don't know why I keep calling her Leona, Faora! damnit! :)

 

I think fixing the production/character issue is doable with a director's cut (seems to be a production issue, the teasers did a better job of selling certain points than the movie did - the footage was fine, the editing not so much.)  Plus its ripe territory for the sequal w/Lex etc, now that they've established why he's called Superman.

 

I just wonder how this one will translate when I see it on the small screen.  It was so visceral I can only thank IMAX for such a seat pounding experience.  You literally felt every blow.  (And the low note they were hitting during the gravity drill scene, zomgz whomp)

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Yea, the plot holes were easily overlooked because the move rocked

so much. But that editing job... on a second viewing, the "thrown into a scene"

feeling was more pronounced. 

 

I think the overall effect gave the movie a "documentary" feeling, where it's like

multiple people narrating from different points in the same story.

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Interesting point, I can see how that could be seen as a somewhat documentary style.

 

Plot quibbles for me regarding the Kryptonians:

1) Can anyone clarify how/when Kryptonian 'atmosphere' (whatever that is) can take their powers away? Is it no longer simply recent exposure to a yellow sun?

2) How it is it their suits 'protected' them from the painful effects of our sun/atmosphere...yet they still had some super powers while in them? Zod didn't get his heat vision till he took off the suit, right? Or, like flying, had he simply not learned to do it yet?

3) Does the blood they got from Cal carry a portion (or even complete record, hologram style) of the codex?  I still don't quite get what that was or meant.

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Fixed spoiler tag as per request

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