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What did you think of...Man of Steel?

Jun. 14, 2013by: JoBlo

Many of us have been waiting for a "great" Superman movie minutes after walking out of Bryan Singer's disapppointing SUPERMAN RETURNS back in 2006, but so far the reviews have been mixed on Zack Snyder's interpretation of the MAN OF STEEL, which is even more reason why we want to hear what you guys (the actual fans!) think about the movie. All 3 of our reviewers really liked the movie with JimmyO adoring it, Chris Bumbray giving it a 9/10 and Eric Walkuski giving it a 7/10. The awesome Jason Adams has also written up some of the past "crappy" Superman films for his "Awfully Good" column, which you can check out here: SUPERMAN III and SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE. We've also got MAN OF STEEL wallpapers, clips and trailers, and three exclusive 1:1 interviews with the main villain Michael Shannon, the writer David Goyer and the director Zack Snyder. Oh and don't forget to check out our Top 10 Favorite Superman Moments over the years as well!

But as per most summer blockbuster films, we want to know what you thought of the film so please feel free to POST YOUR OWN REVIEW in our strike back section below (or to your Movie Fan Central profile) and we'll continue to update the Rotten Tomatoes and MFC reviews over the next few days as well.

Rotten Tomatoes: 217 reviews, avg score: 56%
Movie Fan Central : 23 reviews, avg score: 7.9/10

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10:33AM on 06/19/2013
I'd say it was a 7 of 10. It was entertaining but had trouble with it's pacing at times. Overall I enjoyed it and thought the soundtrack helped it a lot. I went in with no expectations and got what I needed out of it. Awesome Superman movie and I look forward to the next.
I'd say it was a 7 of 10. It was entertaining but had trouble with it's pacing at times. Overall I enjoyed it and thought the soundtrack helped it a lot. I went in with no expectations and got what I needed out of it. Awesome Superman movie and I look forward to the next.
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9:32PM on 06/18/2013
55% and dropping on RT, LOVE IT!
55% and dropping on RT, LOVE IT!
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11:50AM on 06/18/2013

7 of 10

I liked the movie and it was a good reboot I feel, but it did lack some heart Supes did not grow enough we did not really get to see any development in his character, it suffered from origin-idis. And I have no problem with all the civilians getting wasted, that is realistic, the problem I have is that Supes didn't seem to give a crap. He could have left the city anytime he wanted, as he has done in the past, Zod would have followed him. So that is my gripe about the collateral damage.
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I liked the movie and it was a good reboot I feel, but it did lack some heart Supes did not grow enough we did not really get to see any development in his character, it suffered from origin-idis. And I have no problem with all the civilians getting wasted, that is realistic, the problem I have is that Supes didn't seem to give a crap. He could have left the city anytime he wanted, as he has done in the past, Zod would have followed him. So that is my gripe about the collateral damage.
And really, did we need 40 minutes of people going through walls, yes they are strong, but come on! as Gob would say enough is enough.
I am a bit concerned that since they started out with a villain that was his equal everything else will be down hill from here. We shall see.
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10:58AM on 06/18/2013

...They will stumble, they will fall...

This is probably the best movie I will see all summer. What a frakkin' epic masterpiece! Casting was perfect. Henry Cavill is the s@#t! Amy Adams is soooooo HOT in this movie. Epic battle scenes. Love the way they did the flashbacks of Clark Kent's childhood, similar to Bruce Wayne's flashbanks in Batman Begins. Zack Snyder is the s@#t! Christopher Nolan is the s@#t! The so called professional film critics that didn't like it can kiss my a$$!!
This is probably the best movie I will see all summer. What a frakkin' epic masterpiece! Casting was perfect. Henry Cavill is the s@#t! Amy Adams is soooooo HOT in this movie. Epic battle scenes. Love the way they did the flashbacks of Clark Kent's childhood, similar to Bruce Wayne's flashbanks in Batman Begins. Zack Snyder is the s@#t! Christopher Nolan is the s@#t! The so called professional film critics that didn't like it can kiss my a$$!!
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8:48PM on 06/17/2013

About Man of Steel (Spoiler Alert)

What made the previous Superman films great is totally gone in Man of Steel. This is the worst "Superman adaptation" because they didn't develop the character to be the hero he was suppose to be (a hero we're all suppose to look "up" to). It's really not that movie. Instead we get someone who tried to become a hero but he left home and hid his entire life (because in some ways his father said so), he saves people from time to time, then ends up finding an old kryptonian ship (which triggered a
What made the previous Superman films great is totally gone in Man of Steel. This is the worst "Superman adaptation" because they didn't develop the character to be the hero he was suppose to be (a hero we're all suppose to look "up" to). It's really not that movie. Instead we get someone who tried to become a hero but he left home and hid his entire life (because in some ways his father said so), he saves people from time to time, then ends up finding an old kryptonian ship (which triggered a signal to Zod and bad guys), then he gets sort of... I'll use the word "brainwashed" to become a "savior" to mankind, then bad guys came and blah blah fight fight. It got really dumb. What happened? Where's the nature and nurture part of the Superman mythology? Where's his struggle to become a part of society? Where's his love for Jonathan, Martha, Lois, etc to give him reason to save everyone? Oh yeah, I forgot.... it's not that movie.

What really killed it was:
Killing Zod
Letting innocent unborn kryptonians die.
Also no matter what, I think I can speak for anyone, I think everyone will save their dad even if they're told not to.
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6:10PM on 06/17/2013
This is the Superman for this era, like it or not. This movie was so damn amazing that I walked out of the cinema wanting to fly. Stupid don't you think? If a movie can do that for me, then, in my books, is memorable. It's time to wake up and let Christopher Reeve go. His legacy is in the right hands.
This is the Superman for this era, like it or not. This movie was so damn amazing that I walked out of the cinema wanting to fly. Stupid don't you think? If a movie can do that for me, then, in my books, is memorable. It's time to wake up and let Christopher Reeve go. His legacy is in the right hands.
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4:37PM on 06/17/2013
Man of Steel was amazing! The action and story were both great in my opinion.
Man of Steel was amazing! The action and story were both great in my opinion.
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3:48PM on 06/17/2013
I thought it was really good, and I can't wait to see the sequel.
I thought it was really good, and I can't wait to see the sequel.
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2:46PM on 06/17/2013

Went In With An Open Mind & Lowered Expectations, Still Left Disappointed

Such a mixed bag. The Krypton sequences look and feel like the Star Wars prequels. The young Clark portion is absolutely perfect. Everything else is tedious.

They've clearly overcompensated for Superman Returns' lack of action by filling the entire second half of the movie with punching contests between characters that are invincible. What's interesting about a fight between two people who don't feel any pain and are impossible to injure? The collateral damage is so huge that it feels like
Such a mixed bag. The Krypton sequences look and feel like the Star Wars prequels. The young Clark portion is absolutely perfect. Everything else is tedious.

They've clearly overcompensated for Superman Returns' lack of action by filling the entire second half of the movie with punching contests between characters that are invincible. What's interesting about a fight between two people who don't feel any pain and are impossible to injure? The collateral damage is so huge that it feels like Superman loses. Everything that's interesting about the Lois and Clark relationship has been removed.

The flashback scenes all foreshadow Clark being destined to choose the perfect time to reveal his alien origins to the world. Then Zod shows up and spills the beans on television that there's an alien named Kal El living on Earth, forcing Clark into public.

While it corrects everything that was wrong with Superman Returns, it abandons everything good about that movie. It's a decent alien invasion movie, but a poor Superman movie.

I left the theater depressed over the fact that we still don't have a good Superman movie, and sad that we probably have ten years to wait before Warner will be willing to let someone make a reboot.
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1:18PM on 06/17/2013

Could have been great

This movie had all the right pieces to be a GREAT Superman movie, but the way they were put together ended up being really disappointing. The decision to structure Superman's childhood in flashbacks throughout the movie made the entire thing feel disjointed and robbed me of any emotional connection to Clark. We spend more time watching him bum around than getting to know what kind of person he is and why he's doing the things he's doing. There's no sense of momentum that everything that's
This movie had all the right pieces to be a GREAT Superman movie, but the way they were put together ended up being really disappointing. The decision to structure Superman's childhood in flashbacks throughout the movie made the entire thing feel disjointed and robbed me of any emotional connection to Clark. We spend more time watching him bum around than getting to know what kind of person he is and why he's doing the things he's doing. There's no sense of momentum that everything that's happened to him is building to him becoming Superman. The moment when he steps out in the suit doesn't feel earned and ends up being very anti-climatic. Batman Begins applied a similar structure, but those flashbacks were drawn out and told a story that put us in Wayne's shoes. Man of Steel just gave us short little snippets. Man of Steel was more concerned about destruction and mayhem than character development or building a story. There also is no trace of wit, charm, or romance -- things that define Superman. A big missed opportunity.
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1:14PM on 06/17/2013

Not good...

Even if I ignore issues I had with the [link] the plot and poorly/underdeveloped characters were extremely disappointing. The careless pinball fight sequences grew old fast, and overall it just never felt like anything real was at stake.
Even if I ignore issues I had with the [link] the plot and poorly/underdeveloped characters were extremely disappointing. The careless pinball fight sequences grew old fast, and overall it just never felt like anything real was at stake.
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9:22AM on 06/17/2013

Ehh

It just wasnt fun to watch..

IMO comic book movies should be fun to watch...
It just wasnt fun to watch..

IMO comic book movies should be fun to watch...
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5:57AM on 06/17/2013

The Best

Since Christopher Reeves Superman when i was like 2-3 year old, i've watching all of it at the cinema. This is the best superman that i love most & i just watched it about 20 hours ago. So realistic, superman kill, have a very logical emotional for knowing he's not human & have 2 dads...
Since Christopher Reeves Superman when i was like 2-3 year old, i've watching all of it at the cinema. This is the best superman that i love most & i just watched it about 20 hours ago. So realistic, superman kill, have a very logical emotional for knowing he's not human & have 2 dads...
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1:16AM on 06/17/2013

Was hit and miss

Thought the pacing was very poor and it seemed to start getting very repetitive towards the middle but I really loved it visually and thought all the actors were great. I loved Cavill as Superman and am actually looking forward to what that do with the next film. Hopefully they can work out the awkwardness and create something a bit more fluid.
Thought the pacing was very poor and it seemed to start getting very repetitive towards the middle but I really loved it visually and thought all the actors were great. I loved Cavill as Superman and am actually looking forward to what that do with the next film. Hopefully they can work out the awkwardness and create something a bit more fluid.
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12:26AM on 06/17/2013

MAN OF STEEL (2013)

"This is the Superman we deserve"

The most anticipated superhero movie of 2013! No, it's not Iron Man 3 and the junkie Mandarin. THIS IS HOW YOU MAKE A SUPERHERO MOVIE.

True, this film is 'darker', yay Hollywood (in a sarcastic tone). But it works, even for a Superman movie. The visuals are spectacular, the fight scenes are freakin' awesome! But more than that, is the emotional core, here Kal El/Clark Kent has two fathers, Jor El and Jonathan Kent who guide him and give him goodness as
"This is the Superman we deserve"

The most anticipated superhero movie of 2013! No, it's not Iron Man 3 and the junkie Mandarin. THIS IS HOW YOU MAKE A SUPERHERO MOVIE.

True, this film is 'darker', yay Hollywood (in a sarcastic tone). But it works, even for a Superman movie. The visuals are spectacular, the fight scenes are freakin' awesome! But more than that, is the emotional core, here Kal El/Clark Kent has two fathers, Jor El and Jonathan Kent who guide him and give him goodness as his center. There is a more detailed backstory with Superman's past this time around, so I think this will be the last Superman origin story we'll see for the time being.

The casting is superb, I even forget that Perry White is now black. They did tweak Amy Adams' Lois Lane and her relationship with Clark in this movie. Russel Crowe and Kevin Costner as Superman's "My Two Dads" have spot on acting, especially in a scene with Pa Kent just standing. Oh, and Ma Kent is hot.

Sadly, it does have its flaws. Sometimes with the Lois/Clark relationship and A VERY MAJOR ONE IN THE CLIMAX which I won't spoil for you! This will be a cause for debate, as it conflicts with the essence of Superman himself! You've been warned!

All in all, Man of Steel is the Superman for the new generation, we have now been accustomed to heroes with flaws. The sequel has already been greenlit, and I expect to see more Superman action the second time around! Hopefully with the Justice League too!

I give it a 4/5
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10:06PM on 06/16/2013

Badass Superman!

I cant understand the Rotten Tomatoes, this is a breath of FRESH air into the franchise, if you wanna see a love letter of the 70s Superman, there you have SUPERMAN RETURNS (and we all know how that went) I think the MAN OF STEEL has its issues , yes (the narrative seems kind of loose in some points) But to me it has more achievements than failures. The overall design of Krypton, the fights, the acting, the re-invention of the characters are amazing. I liked to see that for the first time
I cant understand the Rotten Tomatoes, this is a breath of FRESH air into the franchise, if you wanna see a love letter of the 70s Superman, there you have SUPERMAN RETURNS (and we all know how that went) I think the MAN OF STEEL has its issues , yes (the narrative seems kind of loose in some points) But to me it has more achievements than failures. The overall design of Krypton, the fights, the acting, the re-invention of the characters are amazing. I liked to see that for the first time in years Superman has a villian that can challenge him phisically not just Lex Luthor with his land obsesion, Dont get me wrong I LOVE Superman and Superman II there will be always Classic and films very dear to me, but what were great about them is that they were right to their time (70s and they still hold) This time we need a less naive Superman. As I said the film has some minor issues but I hope they will be corrected in the inevitable sequel and now that Henry Cavil has prove to us that he can portray a great Superman I hope he can manage to create a memorable Clark Kent.
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10:05PM on 06/16/2013
Great. Epic, mythic, grand.
Great. Epic, mythic, grand.
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8:15PM on 06/16/2013

Loved it!

The biggest compliment I can give this movie is that it wasn't something I expected. And after Superman Returns and its storyline, I appreciate the effort put into this to make it different, but still be totally Superman. Cavill is Superman, no doubt about it. He carries the suit well and does as well as both Christopher Reeve and Brandon Routh did. I loved the raw emotion he shows in the scenes that needed it, like the last part and when Pa Kent bites it. Kevin Coster was just the best. Him
The biggest compliment I can give this movie is that it wasn't something I expected. And after Superman Returns and its storyline, I appreciate the effort put into this to make it different, but still be totally Superman. Cavill is Superman, no doubt about it. He carries the suit well and does as well as both Christopher Reeve and Brandon Routh did. I loved the raw emotion he shows in the scenes that needed it, like the last part and when Pa Kent bites it. Kevin Coster was just the best. Him and Russell Crowe hit their roles out of the park. Imparting all sorts of wisdom and quotable dialogue.
The soundtrack and action went hand in hand in creating the most epic battle Superman has ever fought. I hope they acknowledge the deaths in the sequel and show Superman maturing in that sense. That theme song gives me goosebumps just like the Old one did and still does.
Am aching to watch the movie again and just have fun again. Supes, it's good to have you back!
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8:10PM on 06/16/2013

I have to be honest...

I really really loved it. There were several issues with it. But it was the Superman movie that I've always wanted. I felt emotionally pulled in some scenes, I loved the total destruction of...well...pretty much everything, and I really enjoyed the Superman/Lois relationship. Do I think the sequel will be better now that they have the origin story set up...yes. But, this one did me just fine. Can't wait to see it again. And the ending...just made me giggle like a school boy.
I really really loved it. There were several issues with it. But it was the Superman movie that I've always wanted. I felt emotionally pulled in some scenes, I loved the total destruction of...well...pretty much everything, and I really enjoyed the Superman/Lois relationship. Do I think the sequel will be better now that they have the origin story set up...yes. But, this one did me just fine. Can't wait to see it again. And the ending...just made me giggle like a school boy.
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8:12PM on 06/16/2013
P.S. I have no problem that some people didn't like it cause they wanted more of this or less of that. I was entertained more here than I have been in some time and that will get them my $20 for the DVD and my $10 for a sequel ticket.
P.S. I have no problem that some people didn't like it cause they wanted more of this or less of that. I was entertained more here than I have been in some time and that will get them my $20 for the DVD and my $10 for a sequel ticket.
5:56PM on 06/16/2013

Amazing

Well deserved haul.
Well deserved haul.
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5:11PM on 06/16/2013

Dick Donner has nothing to worry about.

It started of solid then went downhill fast. Rushed story...horrible pacing....laughable dialogue....boring repetitive fights. I wanted to like it soooo bad. I really hated the last 2/3 of the movie. Really bummed! Dick Donner gave Supes heart and made me care. Zack Snyder made an action numbing movie for kids but not for anybody interested in the deeper meaning of why Superman means so much to American pop culture and mythology. Good popcorn flick and great visuals however.
It started of solid then went downhill fast. Rushed story...horrible pacing....laughable dialogue....boring repetitive fights. I wanted to like it soooo bad. I really hated the last 2/3 of the movie. Really bummed! Dick Donner gave Supes heart and made me care. Zack Snyder made an action numbing movie for kids but not for anybody interested in the deeper meaning of why Superman means so much to American pop culture and mythology. Good popcorn flick and great visuals however.
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4:44PM on 06/16/2013

A word

A word to the group at large:
When you review a movie and belittle the people who made it, those who watch it, and /or enjoy it, and those who review it - you destroy any credibility you have.

Stop calling people names. It's not cool, and it's unwanted.

Happy reviewing. - G
A word to the group at large:
When you review a movie and belittle the people who made it, those who watch it, and /or enjoy it, and those who review it - you destroy any credibility you have.

Stop calling people names. It's not cool, and it's unwanted.

Happy reviewing. - G
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4:29PM on 06/16/2013

Both

I, for one, enjoyed both, Superman Returns and The Man of Steel. That being said, Man of Steel completely blew me away. Having the benefit of no comic, fanboy biases, I watched this film and saw it for what it was: a movie that both modernizes the character of Superman and gives the story a plausibility that I haven't experienced since the first X-men ( ok, and X-men First Class ).

My favorite sequences featured Jor-El and his struggle with Zodd. I felt like Maximus had returned, or
I, for one, enjoyed both, Superman Returns and The Man of Steel. That being said, Man of Steel completely blew me away. Having the benefit of no comic, fanboy biases, I watched this film and saw it for what it was: a movie that both modernizes the character of Superman and gives the story a plausibility that I haven't experienced since the first X-men ( ok, and X-men First Class ).

My favorite sequences featured Jor-El and his struggle with Zodd. I felt like Maximus had returned, or rather, Russell Crowe channeled that character again.

Such a great movie. I plan to see it again.

Cheers, and happy debating!

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3:24PM on 06/16/2013

I Liked It, But I Didn't Love It

Man Of Steel was good, but it wasn't great. It had quite a few slow parts and I wasn't really a fan of Amy Adams as Lois Lane. The action scenes were AMAZING though and Henry Cavill was SEXY AS HELL as Superman.
Man Of Steel was good, but it wasn't great. It had quite a few slow parts and I wasn't really a fan of Amy Adams as Lois Lane. The action scenes were AMAZING though and Henry Cavill was SEXY AS HELL as Superman.
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2:43PM on 06/16/2013
Man of Steel was AWESOME! I am going to see it again! Henry Cavill was freakin perfect.....and holy shit is that guy built and gorgeous! I just absolutely loved it. Finally feel like I have seen the Superman from my comics come to life. Loved that Emil Hamilton, Lexcorp and Wayne Enterprises were in this. Think I am going to rewatch the Cadmus arc of JLU again today.
Man of Steel was AWESOME! I am going to see it again! Henry Cavill was freakin perfect.....and holy shit is that guy built and gorgeous! I just absolutely loved it. Finally feel like I have seen the Superman from my comics come to life. Loved that Emil Hamilton, Lexcorp and Wayne Enterprises were in this. Think I am going to rewatch the Cadmus arc of JLU again today.
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2:34PM on 06/16/2013

The #1 movie in America was called "Ass." And that's all it was for 90 minutes.

That is how I feel about Man of Steel.

Fans bashed Superman Returns because they wanted more action, and they wanted to see Superman punch people. So WB made a movie were Superman does nothing but punch people for over an hour.
That is how I feel about Man of Steel.

Fans bashed Superman Returns because they wanted more action, and they wanted to see Superman punch people. So WB made a movie were Superman does nothing but punch people for over an hour.
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2:23PM on 06/16/2013
Gotta agree with Trav about the amount of civilians Supes puts in harms way or death. I lost count of the number of times in a comic book battle Supes thinks/says... gotta get this fight away from the city. Gotta take it to some secluded place (like an empty industrial site). Heck, in Superman 2, you hear him say... there's people in the bus when Ursa and Non pick it up to chuck at him. Supes flies away because he realises he cannot beat the three and that fighting only puts the civilians
Gotta agree with Trav about the amount of civilians Supes puts in harms way or death. I lost count of the number of times in a comic book battle Supes thinks/says... gotta get this fight away from the city. Gotta take it to some secluded place (like an empty industrial site). Heck, in Superman 2, you hear him say... there's people in the bus when Ursa and Non pick it up to chuck at him. Supes flies away because he realises he cannot beat the three and that fighting only puts the civilians in harms way. Such points were very evident in the first Bay Transfomer's movie where Prime on multiple occasions says that the humans must not be harmed or he or his autobots suffer because he put the humans' safety first.

It's also kinda odd...that... without spoiling the movie for anyone who has not seen it yet ....the whole thing goes down because Supes triggers something. Whilst there's no reason for anyone else to ever find out about this point ...that's a pretty heavy thing Kal El will need to live with. I sure do hope this point is addressed in future movies.
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2:20PM on 06/16/2013
I thought Man of Steel hit the mark and was a solid movie with a montage of sorts for the character and a reliance on Clark's journey over the others around him. Most of the cast wasn't just solid or good but borderline perfect, especially Cavill who embodies everything Superman is and Crowe who had a (thankfully) much larger role and absolutely owned it. It had some of the generic "mash em" destruction you'll see from most blockbusters and some shamelessly bad product placement but other
I thought Man of Steel hit the mark and was a solid movie with a montage of sorts for the character and a reliance on Clark's journey over the others around him. Most of the cast wasn't just solid or good but borderline perfect, especially Cavill who embodies everything Superman is and Crowe who had a (thankfully) much larger role and absolutely owned it. It had some of the generic "mash em" destruction you'll see from most blockbusters and some shamelessly bad product placement but other then that and some spotty pacing I was basically satisfied. I was hooked from the moment the brilliantly paced destruction of Krypton started until the very last frame... Just an all around fantastic rebirth of the character that left me ready for a sequel and a new DC Film Universe.
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2:08PM on 06/16/2013

I love this movie!

My wife and I had an amazing time, she says star trek 2 still edges out as her favorite movie of the year so far and I can't hate on her for that. I on the other was completely hooked, I was totally blown away by it! I'm not even a really big superman fan but I know enough about the character and felt like this movie did him solid justice on the big screen.
My wife and I had an amazing time, she says star trek 2 still edges out as her favorite movie of the year so far and I can't hate on her for that. I on the other was completely hooked, I was totally blown away by it! I'm not even a really big superman fan but I know enough about the character and felt like this movie did him solid justice on the big screen.
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2:07PM on 06/16/2013

Pretty sure Superman got some friendly's killed in Man of Steel

I liked it, solid 7 out of 10. However, my opinion of the film went down quickly when Superman fights. This superhero of peace and justice put more humans in danger and created more harm than good. Every time he gets thrown into a building or throws someone else into a skyscraper there's damage done (explosions, some collapsing) and there's people inside these places. They may not have shown it but I'm pretty sure Superman killed a couple dozen innocent bystanders. Wouldn't the right thing to
I liked it, solid 7 out of 10. However, my opinion of the film went down quickly when Superman fights. This superhero of peace and justice put more humans in danger and created more harm than good. Every time he gets thrown into a building or throws someone else into a skyscraper there's damage done (explosions, some collapsing) and there's people inside these places. They may not have shown it but I'm pretty sure Superman killed a couple dozen innocent bystanders. Wouldn't the right thing to have done would been to lead the villains far away from the people in Smallville or Metropolis? I understand that Clark has not had much experience fighting earlier in the film, but by the end he should've known better. His decisions in his fighting, especially with Zod, made me question Superman's use of power and question if they really were for the good of human kind. The movie was also not as joyful as previous Superman films. But still, it was entertaining and exciting, with much room for improvement.
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4:50PM on 06/16/2013
Think of it as Superman breaking out of his training wheels. =)
Think of it as Superman breaking out of his training wheels. =)
1:29PM on 06/16/2013
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1:28PM on 06/16/2013
Happy 75th Superman, hope you have more fun at your party than I did at your movie. Maybe you'll get a worthy film for your 100th?
Happy 75th Superman, hope you have more fun at your party than I did at your movie. Maybe you'll get a worthy film for your 100th?
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12:48PM on 06/16/2013
I give it an 8/10. I went into the film Friday knowing what I expected and got exactly that. A solid summer blockbuster that never bored. The CGI was solid (for once) and I appreciated that they paraphrased Superman's origin story. If you don't know it by now you're SOL. At first I thought I would hate that they dropped the John Williams' score entirely, but I got through the entire movie without noticing it.

The flaws were small but noticeable. IMO they shoehorned Lois Lane into 2 or
I give it an 8/10. I went into the film Friday knowing what I expected and got exactly that. A solid summer blockbuster that never bored. The CGI was solid (for once) and I appreciated that they paraphrased Superman's origin story. If you don't know it by now you're SOL. At first I thought I would hate that they dropped the John Williams' score entirely, but I got through the entire movie without noticing it.

The flaws were small but noticeable. IMO they shoehorned Lois Lane into 2 or 3 scenes where she didn't belong. Also I was hoping they would drop the RIDICULOUS Clark Kent glasses. Like nobody can tell it's Superman!!!!!!



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12:27PM on 06/16/2013

Solid summer movie-SPOILERS

I gave it an 8/10. I always thought Superman II could have been the best comic book movie of all time had they had the special effects capabilities we have today. That being said, I though MOS was great from an action standpoint. The story seemed a little rushed at times but I think we all know Superman's origin by now so I didn't mind it too much. I'm one of the few that liked the "flashback" scenes. They got us up to speed without taking too much time away from the action. Cavill looked
I gave it an 8/10. I always thought Superman II could have been the best comic book movie of all time had they had the special effects capabilities we have today. That being said, I though MOS was great from an action standpoint. The story seemed a little rushed at times but I think we all know Superman's origin by now so I didn't mind it too much. I'm one of the few that liked the "flashback" scenes. They got us up to speed without taking too much time away from the action. Cavill looked llike a leading man and Shannon, I thought, did a great job selling us on his devotion to his people-remember he was genetically engineered so he's not capable of a wide range of emotions some fans were expecting. Faora was great and I really liked the character. I know Snyder & company wanted this movie to stand alone, but man I wouldn't have loved if at the end Clark was introduced to the new Daily Planet owner-Bruce Wayne (knowing that Clark is Superman)-the crowd would errucpt. That may be silly to some, but I thought that would have been awesome! Anyway, I was very pleased and can't wait for the follow-up.
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12:20PM on 06/16/2013
You got it JohnOB, it was mind numbingly dull. An action movie made for morons by morons, this coming from a big DC fan too, I'll take a DC book over a Marvel one any day of the week, maybe someday they'll figure out how to make a good movie about a character other than Batman. Hopefully Snyder, Nolan and especially Goyer's days with DC are over, but it looks like we'll have to suffer through at least one more movie with some or all of them. 2 stars out of 5.
You got it JohnOB, it was mind numbingly dull. An action movie made for morons by morons, this coming from a big DC fan too, I'll take a DC book over a Marvel one any day of the week, maybe someday they'll figure out how to make a good movie about a character other than Batman. Hopefully Snyder, Nolan and especially Goyer's days with DC are over, but it looks like we'll have to suffer through at least one more movie with some or all of them. 2 stars out of 5.
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1:06PM on 06/16/2013
I do not appreciate your post, as I am one who enjoyed the film and I have been told many many times I am overly critical of movies. Calling those who enjoyed it morons really does say quite a bit about you.
I do not appreciate your post, as I am one who enjoyed the film and I have been told many many times I am overly critical of movies. Calling those who enjoyed it morons really does say quite a bit about you.
12:06PM on 06/16/2013
Henry Cavill has no presence.
Henry Cavill has no presence.
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11:56AM on 06/16/2013

Dull

This was my biggest movie disappointed in a long time. I thought it was dull and just too over the top. What's wrong with having him just catching bullets and saving workmen from collapsing scaffold does he really have to save the world on his first appearance? And I thought Michael Shannon was too shouty and cartoony. Appalling.
This was my biggest movie disappointed in a long time. I thought it was dull and just too over the top. What's wrong with having him just catching bullets and saving workmen from collapsing scaffold does he really have to save the world on his first appearance? And I thought Michael Shannon was too shouty and cartoony. Appalling.
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11:19AM on 06/16/2013
Loved it, especially Michael Shannon's Zod. I sympathized with him.
Loved it, especially Michael Shannon's Zod. I sympathized with him.
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1:29PM on 06/16/2013
I thought he was the perfect Zod. The Zod in the Christopher Reeves' films (his name escapes me) was just over the top evil while Michael Shannon's Zod was just doing what he saw as necessary to save his people.
I thought he was the perfect Zod. The Zod in the Christopher Reeves' films (his name escapes me) was just over the top evil while Michael Shannon's Zod was just doing what he saw as necessary to save his people.
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10:45AM on 06/16/2013

so many haters

Its was time for a new superman and we got it. The pace was fine and the action was plentiful, front to back. Not to talking about about them, but the light Christopher Reeves films had their time, I think the shitty superman Returns proved that. Man of steel was Fucking Awesome and I'm gung ho for Man of Steel 2. Keep them coming.
Its was time for a new superman and we got it. The pace was fine and the action was plentiful, front to back. Not to talking about about them, but the light Christopher Reeves films had their time, I think the shitty superman Returns proved that. Man of steel was Fucking Awesome and I'm gung ho for Man of Steel 2. Keep them coming.
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10:05AM on 06/16/2013

a few thoughts...

I remember reading comics when I was younger and applauded them for the gritty, realistic feel. Oh wait, that's wrong, just like Man of steel. I have never wondered what kind of impact someone like Superman would have in real life, that's the exact opposite reason why I read comics. Seems like DC is afraid to make a COMIC BOOK MOVIE.
I remember reading comics when I was younger and applauded them for the gritty, realistic feel. Oh wait, that's wrong, just like Man of steel. I have never wondered what kind of impact someone like Superman would have in real life, that's the exact opposite reason why I read comics. Seems like DC is afraid to make a COMIC BOOK MOVIE.
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9:08AM on 06/16/2013

Still Blown Away

Synder and Co. got it right, this was with out a doubt the movie people were crying for after Returns and would be a great movie to tentpole DC's universe in with, you do not want to miss this in theaters.
Synder and Co. got it right, this was with out a doubt the movie people were crying for after Returns and would be a great movie to tentpole DC's universe in with, you do not want to miss this in theaters.
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8:31AM on 06/16/2013
First off, I will say I loved 300 enjoyed Watchmen the third main trailer for the Man of Steel was phwoarrrrrrrrr and knocked my expectations out of this hemisphere. Expectations were at an all-time high. I saw the movie in the UK yesterday and my reaction was oh. Im a big comic book fan and really dont come down hard as I should on some comic book related movies out of some kind of misplaced(?) loyalty or love. I dont know if it was the fact that my expectations were at a level that
First off, I will say I loved 300 enjoyed Watchmen the third main trailer for the Man of Steel was phwoarrrrrrrrr and knocked my expectations out of this hemisphere. Expectations were at an all-time high. I saw the movie in the UK yesterday and my reaction was oh. Im a big comic book fan and really dont come down hard as I should on some comic book related movies out of some kind of misplaced(?) loyalty or love. I dont know if it was the fact that my expectations were at a level that no matter how good the movie was, Id never have been happy but the film was okay nothing more. I enjoyed Batman Begins and Iron Man 3 far more than Man of Steel. I dont know, perhaps Ill need to watch this again to appreciate it more Incredible Hulk became my most favourite Marvel film (at one point) as a result of repeat viewings.

I cant quite put my finger on it but I believe all the best bits the wonderful comic book dialogue delivered by Jor El or the line from Costner Im am your father or may be (when Clark asked, should I have let them die) all came up in that super, super, super third trailer. May be it was because the film lacked a moment that all superhero movies should have where you feel you should get up and clap and be in awe like you were there witnessing the actual act for real (think of the plane catch in Superman Returns). I dont know, I wanted to love this movie so much but it just didn't happen for me. Its not a bad effort just far from a great one.

As for the references, I liked the Lex Corp reference and would have missed the Wayne Satellite reference if I hadn't known it was coming. You can just make out the W when Superman and Zod crash in to it. I have often posted on here about how I dont like WBs lack of coherent/long term planning and the failure to have any juicy references in this movie also bugs me. I knew there would be no teaser at the end of the movie but like the loyal and hopeful comic book fan I am I stuck around may be God himself would stick one in at the end to please me nothing. I know, Im an idiot.

The tone of this movie was very much like Batman Begins its a crying shame the Dark Knight Rises blew any chance of that universe being part of this. As I said, I dont think Man Of Steel is anywhere near a bad movie but I was left very disappointed with it and Im pretty sure Marvel wont feel any threat as yet (and honestly, I dont think their movies have as yet knocked things out of the park either but theyre certainly far more cleverer in a lot of the things they've done).
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8:06AM on 06/16/2013
I hate to be a downer, but did no one else feel like this was one of the worst paced movies ever made (OK, maybe not ever)? Clark and Lois' relationship was very awkwardly and suddenly forced together with no real, definite reason as to why. The dialogue was seriously horrendous. Honestly. That may have turned me off the most. And lastly, the full hour of a finale was just obvious CGI all crammed together. Parts of this movie were just unwatchable.

Really, I'm not a troll. I love movies. But
I hate to be a downer, but did no one else feel like this was one of the worst paced movies ever made (OK, maybe not ever)? Clark and Lois' relationship was very awkwardly and suddenly forced together with no real, definite reason as to why. The dialogue was seriously horrendous. Honestly. That may have turned me off the most. And lastly, the full hour of a finale was just obvious CGI all crammed together. Parts of this movie were just unwatchable.

Really, I'm not a troll. I love movies. But this one... whew. No, thank you.
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4:08AM on 06/16/2013

LOVED IT.. best of all SuperMan so far

...but could have done without the product placement: SEARS, IHOP, Subway and others.
saw the LEXCORP logo, but missed the WAYNETECH logo.
...but could have done without the product placement: SEARS, IHOP, Subway and others.
saw the LEXCORP logo, but missed the WAYNETECH logo.
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9:53AM on 06/16/2013
The Wayne Enterprises logo was on the satellite that Zod destroys
The Wayne Enterprises logo was on the satellite that Zod destroys
4:06AM on 06/16/2013

LOVED IT.. best of all SuperMan so far

...but could have done without the product placement: SEARS, IHOP, Subway and others.
saw the LEXCORP logo, but missed the WAYNETECH logo.
...but could have done without the product placement: SEARS, IHOP, Subway and others.
saw the LEXCORP logo, but missed the WAYNETECH logo.
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3:24AM on 06/16/2013

SUPER summer movie

I would like to start this review by saying that I'm a Zach Snider fan! I like his style and thought his take on watch man was interesting and the best movie adaptation were going to get from the novel. So naturally when I heard the Nolan chose snider to direct was instantly on board.

I had a lot of fun w/ this movie but I still had a few problems w/ it. I felt that some things were not explained very well and the action was repeatative ( the last 20 minutes was just super man and zod
I would like to start this review by saying that I'm a Zach Snider fan! I like his style and thought his take on watch man was interesting and the best movie adaptation were going to get from the novel. So naturally when I heard the Nolan chose snider to direct was instantly on board.

I had a lot of fun w/ this movie but I still had a few problems w/ it. I felt that some things were not explained very well and the action was repeatative ( the last 20 minutes was just super man and zod crashing through walls) that being sad I still thought the movie was entertaining. I thought both his earth dad and krypton dad were excellent (played by crow and coastnor) and I really liked Amy Adams as Louis lane. Overall I have to say it was a fun popcorn movie but not even in the same ballpark as the dark knight trilogy or most of the Nast movies marvel as released.
7.5/10
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7:55AM on 06/16/2013
Ok I have to ask, how old are you?! Lol
Ok I have to ask, how old are you?! Lol
2:18AM on 06/16/2013

disappointing and boring

as few others have said this was all about action and special effects; not much story line - scenes with Lois seemed forced and then got silly - for someone who tracked him down to the Kent farm she acts like she doesn't know who it is when he starts working at the daily planet. I hope they don't really go thru and make a sequel. For me the Smallville series was much better and this just totally sucked wind.
as few others have said this was all about action and special effects; not much story line - scenes with Lois seemed forced and then got silly - for someone who tracked him down to the Kent farm she acts like she doesn't know who it is when he starts working at the daily planet. I hope they don't really go thru and make a sequel. For me the Smallville series was much better and this just totally sucked wind.
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2:27AM on 06/16/2013
She totally knew it was him. It's why she said welcome to the planet. Double meaning.
She totally knew it was him. It's why she said welcome to the planet. Double meaning.
4:08AM on 06/16/2013
did you even see Man of Steel? you're an idiot if you missed Lois' line "Welcome to the Planet" - really, what did you THINK she meant??? of course she KNOWS it's clark Kent /AKA Superman/ AKA Man of Steel.. that was the whole point!!!
did you even see Man of Steel? you're an idiot if you missed Lois' line "Welcome to the Planet" - really, what did you THINK she meant??? of course she KNOWS it's clark Kent /AKA Superman/ AKA Man of Steel.. that was the whole point!!!
1:27PM on 06/16/2013
it's obvious that you would be happy watching a ping pong tournament since your so excited with this 'man of steel' but thats your choice...didn't follow the canon of superman very much and the whole point was that no one knew his identity. The minute someone associates Chris Nolan to anything it can't do no wrong. Anyone who looks at the movie objectively and closely sees that it has no substance and that the overuse of action becomes boring. It appears that all it takes to make a movie
it's obvious that you would be happy watching a ping pong tournament since your so excited with this 'man of steel' but thats your choice...didn't follow the canon of superman very much and the whole point was that no one knew his identity. The minute someone associates Chris Nolan to anything it can't do no wrong. Anyone who looks at the movie objectively and closely sees that it has no substance and that the overuse of action becomes boring. It appears that all it takes to make a movie good for you.
1:59AM on 06/16/2013
About 30 minutes of story, and the rest is a bunch of punching and shit. This movie is the epitome of action replacing story. The action was so ridiculous, so over the top, and lasted for so long that it just became boring. I began to zone out. I didn't care why it was happening, nor did I care about the characters involved. This movie rushed through the story so fast that I didn't connect to anyone. Unlike the Nolan Batman movies, which used story to build up emotion to escalate the moments of
About 30 minutes of story, and the rest is a bunch of punching and shit. This movie is the epitome of action replacing story. The action was so ridiculous, so over the top, and lasted for so long that it just became boring. I began to zone out. I didn't care why it was happening, nor did I care about the characters involved. This movie rushed through the story so fast that I didn't connect to anyone. Unlike the Nolan Batman movies, which used story to build up emotion to escalate the moments of action, Man of Steel just wanted to get the boring stuff (aka story) out of the way and focus entirely on the action. It's sad that movies have become this, that story takes the backseat to everything else, and that this is what people want. Cinema is dying, and movies are becoming dumb downed fan fare.
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1:35AM on 06/16/2013
It was good but it had its silly moments/ideas.
It was good but it had its silly moments/ideas.
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1:33AM on 06/16/2013

FUCKIN AWESOME

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1:28AM on 06/16/2013

FUCKIN AWESOME

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1:26AM on 06/16/2013

hated it

So many problems with this dreary headache of a film, don't know where to begin. Soft looking visuals, disjointed storytelling, complete lack of humor or characters to care about, crappy villain, though that just goes with the Supes territory. The only positive I took away was that I didn't have to pay to see it. Happy 75th Superman, maybe you'll get a worthy film when you turn 100, as long as Nolan and Goyer aren't involved there might be a chance.
So many problems with this dreary headache of a film, don't know where to begin. Soft looking visuals, disjointed storytelling, complete lack of humor or characters to care about, crappy villain, though that just goes with the Supes territory. The only positive I took away was that I didn't have to pay to see it. Happy 75th Superman, maybe you'll get a worthy film when you turn 100, as long as Nolan and Goyer aren't involved there might be a chance.
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1:26AM on 06/16/2013

hated it

So many problems with this dreary headache of a film, don't know where to begin. Soft looking visuals, disjointed storytelling, complete lack of humor or characters to care about, crappy villain, though that just goes with the Supes territory. The only positive I took away was that I didn't have to pay to see it. Happy 75th Superman, maybe you'll get a worthy film when you turn 100, as long as Nolan and Goyer aren't involved there might be a chance.
So many problems with this dreary headache of a film, don't know where to begin. Soft looking visuals, disjointed storytelling, complete lack of humor or characters to care about, crappy villain, though that just goes with the Supes territory. The only positive I took away was that I didn't have to pay to see it. Happy 75th Superman, maybe you'll get a worthy film when you turn 100, as long as Nolan and Goyer aren't involved there might be a chance.
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12:21AM on 06/16/2013

Great

Enjoyed every minute of it. The cast and crew gave me a Superman film I've been dying to see all my life and I thought they delivered. I'm excited for part 2 and to see what more Cavill can do as Supes because he was fantastic. Haters won't like my post and that's fine, everyone's entitled to their own opinion and mine is definitely in favor of the movie.
Enjoyed every minute of it. The cast and crew gave me a Superman film I've been dying to see all my life and I thought they delivered. I'm excited for part 2 and to see what more Cavill can do as Supes because he was fantastic. Haters won't like my post and that's fine, everyone's entitled to their own opinion and mine is definitely in favor of the movie.
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12:15AM on 06/16/2013

I'm going to get the most downvotes I've ever gotten, but I'm SO letdown

No characters, no personality, no charm, and it was just completely uninvolving to me. I'm just devastated. There was NOTHING to this movie. And no real storytelling either. It was just stuff happening. Stuff with nothing behind it. Cavill was great, I always love Amy Adams - but they had zero depth or personalities or arcs. I think once everyone gets over how awesome the action was, more and more will realize there was nothing to this thing. And it pains me as I love Superman. Sadly, I
No characters, no personality, no charm, and it was just completely uninvolving to me. I'm just devastated. There was NOTHING to this movie. And no real storytelling either. It was just stuff happening. Stuff with nothing behind it. Cavill was great, I always love Amy Adams - but they had zero depth or personalities or arcs. I think once everyone gets over how awesome the action was, more and more will realize there was nothing to this thing. And it pains me as I love Superman. Sadly, I couldn't wait for it to end.
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12:59AM on 06/16/2013
Maybe part 2 will redeem it.
Maybe part 2 will redeem it.
1:05AM on 06/16/2013
@Elessar 83

I sure hope so!
@Elessar 83

I sure hope so!
1:33AM on 06/16/2013
The character was developed over the last 30 years on film.. How much more character development do you want.. Everyone already knows these people.. Now we really got to see what Superman can do.. Get over it man and stop hating.
The character was developed over the last 30 years on film.. How much more character development do you want.. Everyone already knows these people.. Now we really got to see what Superman can do.. Get over it man and stop hating.
1:51AM on 06/16/2013
@Jeff Knite

I get that. But there was nothing HERE. Can anyone really describe any of the characters in this movie by something other than their job or name or whether they were Kryptonian or not? Was Lois feisty? Was Superman easygoing? Troubled? A charming guy with a humorous outlook? What were the Kents like? I know I can't, because nobody had any personality or character in this. All I know was that Zod was evil, that's it.
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I get that. But there was nothing HERE. Can anyone really describe any of the characters in this movie by something other than their job or name or whether they were Kryptonian or not? Was Lois feisty? Was Superman easygoing? Troubled? A charming guy with a humorous outlook? What were the Kents like? I know I can't, because nobody had any personality or character in this. All I know was that Zod was evil, that's it.
3:06PM on 06/16/2013
Go watch the crap fest that is SuperMan Returns if you want emotions. I don't give two cents if SuperMan is easy going or not. I can care less if Lois is feisty. There is plenty here.
Go watch the crap fest that is SuperMan Returns if you want emotions. I don't give two cents if SuperMan is easy going or not. I can care less if Lois is feisty. There is plenty here.
5:52PM on 06/16/2013
Glad you enjoyed it @Petey. I wish I did.

But I wanted to actually care about the characters and what was happening. But for me, these characters were nothing but names. Nolan's Dark Knight movies have characters with personalities and POVs. Hell, even the sillier Marvel movies have characters and defining personalities. I got none of that here. No heart, no characters, no reason to care. And it sunk the movie for me, no matter how badass the fight scenes were.
Glad you enjoyed it @Petey. I wish I did.

But I wanted to actually care about the characters and what was happening. But for me, these characters were nothing but names. Nolan's Dark Knight movies have characters with personalities and POVs. Hell, even the sillier Marvel movies have characters and defining personalities. I got none of that here. No heart, no characters, no reason to care. And it sunk the movie for me, no matter how badass the fight scenes were.
11:17PM on 06/15/2013
Best movie this year. Up there with The Avengers as far as a good time at the movies. Loved it!
Best movie this year. Up there with The Avengers as far as a good time at the movies. Loved it!
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11:41PM on 06/15/2013
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11:10PM on 06/15/2013

FUCKIN AWESOME

My sons and I loved it!!!
My sons and I loved it!!!
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11:05PM on 06/15/2013
Everything is amazing except for the writing/script. The soundtrack is brilliant, as is the acting and casting. The fight scenes might be the best super hero action ever. Amazing to see what Superman (and Kryptonians) can do when they cut loose.
The script is fucking terrible. The dialogue (when it happens, which is almost never) is stilted and ham-handed: "This is only going to end one way. I die, or you do." Yeah, no shit Zod. The "evolution" line from Faora actually made me and my wife
Everything is amazing except for the writing/script. The soundtrack is brilliant, as is the acting and casting. The fight scenes might be the best super hero action ever. Amazing to see what Superman (and Kryptonians) can do when they cut loose.
The script is fucking terrible. The dialogue (when it happens, which is almost never) is stilted and ham-handed: "This is only going to end one way. I die, or you do." Yeah, no shit Zod. The "evolution" line from Faora actually made me and my wife burst out laughing. I don't think Superman spoke more than one sentence in a row until about an hour into the movie. The flashbacks (while well-acted) are unnecessary, slow, and full of more of that exposition dialogue. Half of this movie is people telling Clark how important he is. None of the characters are given any time to develop. There is absolutely zero joy - this movie makes Batman Begins look like "40-Year-Old Virgin" as far as laughs go.
I really liked parts of the movie, and I really hated other parts. I can't even decide how I feel about the movie as a whole because it's so odd and uneven.
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12:55AM on 06/16/2013
I didn't notice the dialogue that much. I just felt the action, though great, became overwhelming after a while. I just wonder how they're going to top this movie. Even if they do Doomsday next.
I didn't notice the dialogue that much. I just felt the action, though great, became overwhelming after a while. I just wonder how they're going to top this movie. Even if they do Doomsday next.
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11:05PM on 06/15/2013
9/10 After seeing a couple of average reviews here, I went into the film not really expecting to be blown away. I stayed away from all the news/forum talk, set pics, etc... My initial reaction after seeing the film was, "HOLY SHIT THAT WAS GOOD!" After a day to think it over, my opinion of the film is, "HOLY SHIT THAT WAS GOOD!" I can't even understand all the hate regarding the 3D. The scene where Supes chases Zod between the skyscrapers was just simply amazing. Their was plenty of heart
9/10 After seeing a couple of average reviews here, I went into the film not really expecting to be blown away. I stayed away from all the news/forum talk, set pics, etc... My initial reaction after seeing the film was, "HOLY SHIT THAT WAS GOOD!" After a day to think it over, my opinion of the film is, "HOLY SHIT THAT WAS GOOD!" I can't even understand all the hate regarding the 3D. The scene where Supes chases Zod between the skyscrapers was just simply amazing. Their was plenty of heart from the Smallville scenes. The action in Metropolis and Krypton was up their with anything Snyder has ever done. This movie was better than TDKR and IM3. Best part of it is that Zod didn't turn out to be a brittish drug addict actor.
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10:55PM on 06/15/2013

FUCKIN AWESOME

My sons and I loved it!!!
My sons and I loved it!!!
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10:49PM on 06/15/2013
7/10 - At least on my first viewing. The first half was a little bit bungled, with the pacing and jumping between the present and flash-backs. The "flashbacks" , while they occasionally hit the right note at times, felt very perfunctory and you didn't get much out of it. Even the present-day stuff was pretty choppy, with him jumping from to scene to scene at random. "Batman Begins" did a much better balancing present events and flashbacks, and it had a better flow to it. The acting was strong
7/10 - At least on my first viewing. The first half was a little bit bungled, with the pacing and jumping between the present and flash-backs. The "flashbacks" , while they occasionally hit the right note at times, felt very perfunctory and you didn't get much out of it. Even the present-day stuff was pretty choppy, with him jumping from to scene to scene at random. "Batman Begins" did a much better balancing present events and flashbacks, and it had a better flow to it. The acting was strong though, Cavill makes a great Superman, and I look forward to seeing more of him. The action was truly spectacular and intense. It's really nice to see Superman finally take on someone equal to him on the big screen. However, I feel like I need to see it a second time to truly appreciate it(especially I had the worst movie audience I've ever encountered distracting me so many times).
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10:48PM on 06/15/2013
Sorry for the double-post
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10:22PM on 06/15/2013

Almost two different films.

The first half was considerably better than the second in my opinion. The Krypton sequences were great. Russell Crowe was every bit the father of Superman. I would totally watch an all Jor-El/Zod prequel. All of the acting is top notch actually. Kevin Costner was fucking amazing as Pa Kent.

Cavil was born to play Superman. It's just that simple. I can see him defining this role as his own as Craig has Bond. He is that good.

The real drawback is most of the action sequences. They are
The first half was considerably better than the second in my opinion. The Krypton sequences were great. Russell Crowe was every bit the father of Superman. I would totally watch an all Jor-El/Zod prequel. All of the acting is top notch actually. Kevin Costner was fucking amazing as Pa Kent.

Cavil was born to play Superman. It's just that simple. I can see him defining this role as his own as Craig has Bond. He is that good.

The real drawback is most of the action sequences. They are virtually static. Frantically shaking and moving cameras and debris filling the screen makes most of it indecipherable. And that is the majority of the film's second half, or even last 2/3s.

Also, why the hell do the Kryptonians come to Earth and have the same exact powers as Superman? If absorbing solar radiation is the source of their powers why would absorbing it for five minutes make them equal to someone that has been absorbing it for 30+ years?

In the end there was more good than bad, and it sets the table well for the future of the DCU films.
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10:08PM on 06/15/2013
mixture of sci fi and superhero elements..after watching for the 2nd time.it keeps getting better and better...
mixture of sci fi and superhero elements..after watching for the 2nd time.it keeps getting better and better...
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9:50PM on 06/15/2013

i loved it...but

i loved superman returns just a little more,that felt more like a superman movie,im not saying this wasn't a superman movie but returns had more heart and more fun.But im not slamming this movie i liked it a lot,it had great action and great special effects and it was entertaining through and through but its not the best superhero movie like some people are saying,its not even the best movie of the year its far from it,but i enjoyed it and i'll be definitely getting it on bluray.my rating:10/10
i loved superman returns just a little more,that felt more like a superman movie,im not saying this wasn't a superman movie but returns had more heart and more fun.But im not slamming this movie i liked it a lot,it had great action and great special effects and it was entertaining through and through but its not the best superhero movie like some people are saying,its not even the best movie of the year its far from it,but i enjoyed it and i'll be definitely getting it on bluray.my rating:10/10
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9:48PM on 06/15/2013

Very fun!

Definitely a very fun Superman movie. The action was a little heavy handed, but was still awesome. Pacing aside, the film had very few problems, and definitely had they highest body count of any Superman movie. They found a way to make the stakes felt by the audience... Kill a bunch of innocents
Definitely a very fun Superman movie. The action was a little heavy handed, but was still awesome. Pacing aside, the film had very few problems, and definitely had they highest body count of any Superman movie. They found a way to make the stakes felt by the audience... Kill a bunch of innocents
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9:15PM on 06/15/2013
I haven't seen the movie yet but already have my gold tickets bought to buy the Supes tickets soon :) With that said, I have to say, I believe a lot of the negative reviews come from sites that want attention. They figure if they go a long with the rest saying it's awesome, nobody will go to read the same thing they already read. Rather they prefer to trash the movie to attract hits to their websites and gain attention. It's like the odd person out that has to ruin it for everyone. On the
I haven't seen the movie yet but already have my gold tickets bought to buy the Supes tickets soon :) With that said, I have to say, I believe a lot of the negative reviews come from sites that want attention. They figure if they go a long with the rest saying it's awesome, nobody will go to read the same thing they already read. Rather they prefer to trash the movie to attract hits to their websites and gain attention. It's like the odd person out that has to ruin it for everyone. On the other hand, they end up looking stupid if their review doesn't quite match up with what everyone else saw so I doubt anyone else will put much trust into the reviewer next time around.
With that said, I'm hoping to be on the side that loves it but I truly believe that is a big reason for the hater reviews. They just want attention, especially with this being such a huge anticipated movie. They could capitalize on the negativity they give it.
What do you think about that theory?
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9:10PM on 06/15/2013
I haven't seen the movie yet but already have my gold tickets bought to buy the Supes tickets soon :) With that said, I have to say, I believe a lot of the negative reviews come from sites that want attention. They figure if they go a long with the rest saying it's awesome, nobody will go to read the same thing they already read. Rather they prefer to trash the movie to attract hits to their websites and gain attention. It's like the odd person out that has to ruin it for everyone. On the
I haven't seen the movie yet but already have my gold tickets bought to buy the Supes tickets soon :) With that said, I have to say, I believe a lot of the negative reviews come from sites that want attention. They figure if they go a long with the rest saying it's awesome, nobody will go to read the same thing they already read. Rather they prefer to trash the movie to attract hits to their websites and gain attention. It's like the odd person out that has to ruin it for everyone. On the other hand, they end up looking stupid if their review doesn't quite match up with what everyone else saw so I doubt anyone else will put much trust into the reviewer next time around.
With that said, I'm hoping to be on the side that loves it but I truly believe that is a big reason for the hater reviews. They just want attention, especially with this being such a huge anticipated movie. They could capitalize on the negativity they give it.
What do you think about that theory?
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6:57PM on 06/15/2013
It was incredible. Love it or hate it, everyone is entitled to their opinion. Me being an avid comic book and movie junkie... I think it totally delivered on every level. It's the Superman movie we've been waiting for. Ready for the next one!
It was incredible. Love it or hate it, everyone is entitled to their opinion. Me being an avid comic book and movie junkie... I think it totally delivered on every level. It's the Superman movie we've been waiting for. Ready for the next one!
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6:21PM on 06/15/2013

Unbelievable

A few small wrinkle but hands down the best one yet. It definitely improved on Superman 2 which was the best until this one.
A few small wrinkle but hands down the best one yet. It definitely improved on Superman 2 which was the best until this one.
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5:02PM on 06/15/2013

I really wanted to like this film, I really did

The pacing was just completely off. We couldn't have 5 minutes of dialogues without an action sequence and because of that, no momentum could ever be built. It's sad because there's a few nice ideas in there that deserved a better film.
The pacing was just completely off. We couldn't have 5 minutes of dialogues without an action sequence and because of that, no momentum could ever be built. It's sad because there's a few nice ideas in there that deserved a better film.
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11:08PM on 06/15/2013
I agree. I think the script needed like two more drafts and a dialogue doctor and it would have been a great movie.
I agree. I think the script needed like two more drafts and a dialogue doctor and it would have been a great movie.
11:09PM on 06/15/2013
You want dialogue, go watch Much to do about Nothing or some other Shakespeare adaptation. This is a super hero comic book movie. It is suppose to be a super powered super hero saving the planet from a super powered super villain. That is all it's suppose to be.
You want dialogue, go watch Much to do about Nothing or some other Shakespeare adaptation. This is a super hero comic book movie. It is suppose to be a super powered super hero saving the planet from a super powered super villain. That is all it's suppose to be.
8:25AM on 06/16/2013
@petey Yes, that's what I meant. I wanted the film to be a Shakespeare adaptation.

Jesus...
@petey Yes, that's what I meant. I wanted the film to be a Shakespeare adaptation.

Jesus...
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4:52PM on 06/15/2013

This is not the superman you know, this is better!

Yes there are distinct differences in the story and the characters, but I must say I absolutely loved it! I used to read the comics, so I know all there is to know, yet I still don't care they made changes for the good of the movie. This was a fantastic feast for the eyes and senses and I can't wait to watch it again. Don't be stuck in the past with the old classic portrayal of superman, that had its day and was good in its time. This is so much more suitable for the modern audience, and is a
Yes there are distinct differences in the story and the characters, but I must say I absolutely loved it! I used to read the comics, so I know all there is to know, yet I still don't care they made changes for the good of the movie. This was a fantastic feast for the eyes and senses and I can't wait to watch it again. Don't be stuck in the past with the old classic portrayal of superman, that had its day and was good in its time. This is so much more suitable for the modern audience, and is a cracking film.
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4:44PM on 06/15/2013
This is the Superman movie I've been waiting for my whole life. Just like "Batman Begins" I left the theater thinking, "They finally got it right." To me this is THE best Superman movie ever made. I like it even better than the 1978 movie(Which I'm a huge fan of.} I absolutely cannot wait for the sequel. Sadly, I read one fan review where they compared it to "Spiderman 3"???? Are you f*#king kidding me?!!
This is the Superman movie I've been waiting for my whole life. Just like "Batman Begins" I left the theater thinking, "They finally got it right." To me this is THE best Superman movie ever made. I like it even better than the 1978 movie(Which I'm a huge fan of.} I absolutely cannot wait for the sequel. Sadly, I read one fan review where they compared it to "Spiderman 3"???? Are you f*#king kidding me?!!
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3:57PM on 06/15/2013

Yeeeeeah

Its good and I have no idea why the hell the critics have responded in the way they have. I find it shocking that some of them have reviewed it like they have never seen the film. However the audience seemed to enjoy it and everyone I know who has seen it really likes it. Cavill and Adams look like they will be a good Clark and Lois. Costner and Crowe are great, I wept at the moment Jonathan stopped Clark. The action was the best I have seen in a comic book movie as well. Shannon also deserves
Its good and I have no idea why the hell the critics have responded in the way they have. I find it shocking that some of them have reviewed it like they have never seen the film. However the audience seemed to enjoy it and everyone I know who has seen it really likes it. Cavill and Adams look like they will be a good Clark and Lois. Costner and Crowe are great, I wept at the moment Jonathan stopped Clark. The action was the best I have seen in a comic book movie as well. Shannon also deserves some Kudos.
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2:20PM on 06/15/2013

Takes a serious hater to dislike this movie...

The thing that impressed me most, was Cavill's performance. He's a really good superman, just wish we could've seen a lil more of Clark Kent with glasses, instead of just at the very end. Russel Crowe killed it, perfectly cast and played. Mike Shannon was a beast, menacing because he was completely enveloped in his own sense of righteousness, which of course was super twisted and misguided lol, but he honestly believed he was doing good, by ANY means necessary! I could go on and on, Kevin
The thing that impressed me most, was Cavill's performance. He's a really good superman, just wish we could've seen a lil more of Clark Kent with glasses, instead of just at the very end. Russel Crowe killed it, perfectly cast and played. Mike Shannon was a beast, menacing because he was completely enveloped in his own sense of righteousness, which of course was super twisted and misguided lol, but he honestly believed he was doing good, by ANY means necessary! I could go on and on, Kevin Costner, while brief, extremely well played. For a reboot, featuring a character and cast we are so familiar with, this was an all around great casting job!

I liked how they did the origin story, flashbacks were perfect, kept the pacing going nicely, not once did I check my phone to see how much time was left, which is impressive to me for a movie over two hours. The action was incredible, actually saw superman use his full ability and didnt "expect" him to win, was kinda curious how he was gonna pull it off lol!

Man of Steel is an all around solid movie, and ill be surprised if it doesn't end up the top grossing movie this year!
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1:54PM on 06/15/2013
Don't quite understand the overall critical response to this film. What I saw was a solid, classy, thoughtful film with some superb acting. Crowe and Costner own as Dad 1 and 2. Reviewers are like sheep it seems....
Don't quite understand the overall critical response to this film. What I saw was a solid, classy, thoughtful film with some superb acting. Crowe and Costner own as Dad 1 and 2. Reviewers are like sheep it seems....
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1:36PM on 06/15/2013
A lot of people are familiar with Superman's origin story from the Richard Donner film, the New Adventures of Superman to some extent and obviously Smallville. It was a very good move that they didn't give us such an in-depth origin story again (hello the Amazing Spider-man!).

But I thought the way they showed Clark's early years (before he became Superman) was a bit weird. It's like someone came in and rearranged all the scenes. When he saved the guys on the oil rig I was thinking okay
A lot of people are familiar with Superman's origin story from the Richard Donner film, the New Adventures of Superman to some extent and obviously Smallville. It was a very good move that they didn't give us such an in-depth origin story again (hello the Amazing Spider-man!).

But I thought the way they showed Clark's early years (before he became Superman) was a bit weird. It's like someone came in and rearranged all the scenes. When he saved the guys on the oil rig I was thinking okay we're getting a Clark action scene already fine but where's the build up? Then there was a completely unrelated flashback of him in a classroom I need to watch it again but the pacing was just very off.
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12:58PM on 06/15/2013

DEAR HATERS ...

you will race behind the film, you will stumble, you will fall. But in time, you will join the film in the sun. In time, you will understand what an accomplished wonder MAN OF STEEL is.
you will race behind the film, you will stumble, you will fall. But in time, you will join the film in the sun. In time, you will understand what an accomplished wonder MAN OF STEEL is.
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12:55PM on 06/15/2013

YES!

Was it perfect? Of course not. Did I have a blast watching it? Absolutely. It' s what a summer movie is supposed to be, a visual spectacle, loud, and fun.
Was it perfect? Of course not. Did I have a blast watching it? Absolutely. It' s what a summer movie is supposed to be, a visual spectacle, loud, and fun.
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11:36AM on 06/15/2013

Solid film!

I enjoyed this movie immensely - great film from top to bottom. Sure it changes or takes liberties with some of the Superman mythos, but a well executed update is due every now and again. Great cast, well shot as it is visually very pretty and solid special effects make this a movie worth taking your family to the theater over the summer.
This film is hands down better than many of the films Marvel has to offer and certainly a leap in the right direction for DC - especially after the
I enjoyed this movie immensely - great film from top to bottom. Sure it changes or takes liberties with some of the Superman mythos, but a well executed update is due every now and again. Great cast, well shot as it is visually very pretty and solid special effects make this a movie worth taking your family to the theater over the summer.
This film is hands down better than many of the films Marvel has to offer and certainly a leap in the right direction for DC - especially after the horrible Dark Knight Rises.
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11:13AM on 06/15/2013
I enjoyed it. The opening scenes on Krypton were excellent, the back story on Smallville was well done and Henry Cavill fit the role well.
Although the 3D was pointless and the shaky cam/close up fight scenes were very off putting.
Still hugely enjoyable, now bring on Part II
I enjoyed it. The opening scenes on Krypton were excellent, the back story on Smallville was well done and Henry Cavill fit the role well.
Although the 3D was pointless and the shaky cam/close up fight scenes were very off putting.
Still hugely enjoyable, now bring on Part II
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1:58PM on 06/15/2013
Great screen name, dude. "Oh God... you're one of them!"
Great screen name, dude. "Oh God... you're one of them!"
7:53AM on 06/16/2013
Thanks man
Thanks man
9:54AM on 06/15/2013

It deserves its 57% on RT

Worse than SR, no but its still not the best Superman movie ever. Maybe top 5.
Worse than SR, no but its still not the best Superman movie ever. Maybe top 5.
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7:31AM on 06/15/2013

Awesome !

Was well chuffed with it, one of my greatest cinema experiences since Twister. Can't wait for the next one.....
Was well chuffed with it, one of my greatest cinema experiences since Twister. Can't wait for the next one.....
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6:40AM on 06/15/2013
I enjoyed the movie a lot. The action is what I have always imagined a Superman movie should be, and unlike Superman Returns Henry Cavill looks and behaves like a true modern Superman. The only thing that I might find a bit disappointing is how the final fight with Zod turned out. It seems almost as if this is David Goyer's signature move, if we remember how the final fight in Batman Begins also turned out. Thankfully, within the context of the movie Clark never for a second do anything out of
I enjoyed the movie a lot. The action is what I have always imagined a Superman movie should be, and unlike Superman Returns Henry Cavill looks and behaves like a true modern Superman. The only thing that I might find a bit disappointing is how the final fight with Zod turned out. It seems almost as if this is David Goyer's signature move, if we remember how the final fight in Batman Begins also turned out. Thankfully, within the context of the movie Clark never for a second do anything out of character. Despite all the morally ambiguous choices Superman made in the movie, Man of Steel makes it clear that Superman's greatest strength is what also makes us human. Free will.
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9:18PM on 06/15/2013
What made it work was the absolute heartbreak that Clark exhibited after he ended the fight. He was forced to do the one thing he didn't want to in order to protect innocents. That's the only thing that made that work for me.
What made it work was the absolute heartbreak that Clark exhibited after he ended the fight. He was forced to do the one thing he didn't want to in order to protect innocents. That's the only thing that made that work for me.
7:37AM on 06/16/2013
It kind of mirrors what Wonder Woman did to Maxwell Lord in the prelude to Infinite Crisis.
It kind of mirrors what Wonder Woman did to Maxwell Lord in the prelude to Infinite Crisis.
4:35AM on 06/15/2013

MOS' First 20 minutes..

..Was better Sci Fi than all 3 Star Wars prequels put together.
..Was better Sci Fi than all 3 Star Wars prequels put together.
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3:01AM on 06/15/2013

8/10

Looking forward to the rest of the franchise.
Looking forward to the rest of the franchise.
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2:45AM on 06/15/2013
This was a great movie! I loved every minute of it. It showed more of Krypton than any Superman movie. Great Villain in General Zod. Great fight scenes to show why Superman is super and also reminds me that there is still potential in a Dragon Ball Z live action movie. Although most people from my work place would disagree with me, telling me that it has some loops holes, it was boring, why they had to throw Zod into the Phantom Zone. I tried to explained to them some of those things and also
This was a great movie! I loved every minute of it. It showed more of Krypton than any Superman movie. Great Villain in General Zod. Great fight scenes to show why Superman is super and also reminds me that there is still potential in a Dragon Ball Z live action movie. Although most people from my work place would disagree with me, telling me that it has some loops holes, it was boring, why they had to throw Zod into the Phantom Zone. I tried to explained to them some of those things and also telling them that it covered the basics of Superman's origin, why Krypton was dying, why Superman had to be taken away by a rocket/spaceship, watever.... then they said why it wasn't explained why there was a cape, I mean WTF?!?! Does it have to be explained why Superman has a cape??!!?! Then I simply told them in anger that they know nothing about Superman, then one pointed out since I am the only one who liked the movie, I am wrong and I do not have good taste. WTF?!?!?! What is wrong with people these days.
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2:42AM on 06/15/2013

Good but...

Shakey cam pulled me out of the movie, hard to follow the characters on-screen during the fighting. 3d adding nothing to it.
Shakey cam pulled me out of the movie, hard to follow the characters on-screen during the fighting. 3d adding nothing to it.
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2:34AM on 06/15/2013

Thought it was good, but not fantastic, but for the life of me don't get why it isn't higher on Rotten Tomatoes.

Like seriously, I don't think its on par with the all-time great Superhero films, but how this is only at 57% is truly beyond me.
Like seriously, I don't think its on par with the all-time great Superhero films, but how this is only at 57% is truly beyond me.
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2:31AM on 06/15/2013

9/10

I loved this movie and I can't wait to see it again!
I loved this movie and I can't wait to see it again!
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2:12AM on 06/15/2013

I loved it

It has its minor flaws (mostly due to pacing and some minor leaps of logic), but I loved this film. Very different Superman film yes, but still had a great grasp on the character. 8.5 to a 9/10 for me.
It has its minor flaws (mostly due to pacing and some minor leaps of logic), but I loved this film. Very different Superman film yes, but still had a great grasp on the character. 8.5 to a 9/10 for me.
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1:00AM on 06/15/2013

Good movie but not great...

... in my opinion. The pacing and the balance between the action and the story was off. The score was surprisingly underwhelming and everyone else besides Jor-El and Jonathan Kent didn't have the kind of character development I would have liked to have seen. The only time I was really into the movie was when Superman and Faora started fighting. Antje stole the show whenever she showed up. Speaking of fighting, the action in and of itself was spectacular and not overwhelming in the slightest.
... in my opinion. The pacing and the balance between the action and the story was off. The score was surprisingly underwhelming and everyone else besides Jor-El and Jonathan Kent didn't have the kind of character development I would have liked to have seen. The only time I was really into the movie was when Superman and Faora started fighting. Antje stole the show whenever she showed up. Speaking of fighting, the action in and of itself was spectacular and not overwhelming in the slightest. However in the scope of the movie, it was a little repetitive and lacking in suspense. When Superman and Zod were going at it, I was wondering how many buildings can these guys throw each other through. I just never felt like they could truly hurt each other until it was too late in the movie for it to matter to me. All that said, Henry Cavill has my vote for Superman. For the most part, he played the role very well. Overall I think it's a solid start, it just needs better editing and perhaps a tighter script.
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2:30AM on 06/15/2013
I agree with absolutely everything you just said, way to sum it up.
I agree with absolutely everything you just said, way to sum it up.
1:49PM on 06/15/2013
Faora was the surprise of the movie. You're absolutely right, Antje nailed it.
Faora was the surprise of the movie. You're absolutely right, Antje nailed it.
12:55AM on 06/15/2013

Only 2 problems....

I only had 2 problems with Man of Steel: #1 was that the "relationship" with Lois seemed forced & #2 was that I left feeling that something was lacking. I still can't put my finger on it. Maybe when I see it for the 2nd time I'll figure it out. Other than that, I thought it delivered exactly the Superman I wanted to see. I give it a 9 out of 10. Unlike some, I didn't get a Batman vibe at all off of it & I was extremely happy to see absolutely no trace of the Donner Superman. Bumbling, nerdy
I only had 2 problems with Man of Steel: #1 was that the "relationship" with Lois seemed forced & #2 was that I left feeling that something was lacking. I still can't put my finger on it. Maybe when I see it for the 2nd time I'll figure it out. Other than that, I thought it delivered exactly the Superman I wanted to see. I give it a 9 out of 10. Unlike some, I didn't get a Batman vibe at all off of it & I was extremely happy to see absolutely no trace of the Donner Superman. Bumbling, nerdy Clark Kent fits as well in 2013 as a square peg in a round hole. I grew up on the Donner Superman movies & hold them in high esteem, but they just don't hold up in today's world. They're hokey & too comical. I personally LOVED the new take on Kal-El. Snyder & Goyer made their changes while at the same time staying true to the core elements of who Superman is & what he stands for. Fans of such entities as the Walking Dead can attest to this style. The TV show stays true at the heart to the source material graphic novels all the while putting a new spin on it & telling an original story. You have to evolve the story to meet the times & make things new & interesting. I think that Man of Steel did this. The main reason that I see for so many critics to slam this movie is that they wanted the Donner Superman back, but unfortunately that Superman is no more. Lest we all forget that Bryan Singer tried to give the world that version of Superman, which the critics liked, & he was rejected by the fans. The moviegoers sent Warner Bros a very clear message: that wasn't the Superman the world wanted anymore. It's time to embrace change & realize that in today's world, Kal-El, while still being endowed with good, wholesome values from 2 Midwest farmers, would be influenced differently in todays world than in previous decades.
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1:40AM on 06/15/2013
I didn't think it felt forced BUT the kiss was a bit off putting - definitely not earned. I felt the same way at the end of Thor. Both movies would have been better off with no kiss at the end.
I didn't think it felt forced BUT the kiss was a bit off putting - definitely not earned. I felt the same way at the end of Thor. Both movies would have been better off with no kiss at the end.
12:51AM on 06/15/2013

Great movie

Man of Steel is the reason I go to the movies. Awesome action, great story. Finally gave supes someone to hit!! Great sci-fi story. One or two gripes but nothing major. Go see this movie, u will not be disappointed. 9/10!!
Man of Steel is the reason I go to the movies. Awesome action, great story. Finally gave supes someone to hit!! Great sci-fi story. One or two gripes but nothing major. Go see this movie, u will not be disappointed. 9/10!!
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12:28AM on 06/15/2013

Loved it

I walked out liking it, after some thought I loved it. It wasn't perfect but it not only played to the character of Superman in an interesting way, it had him actually fighting. Even as a kid i didn't care for the original films, and I will never be convinced that Reeves was a good actor, so Cavill didn't have any shoes to fill for me, and while it took a while for me to truly appreciate him as an actor, his final momebt with Zod and his father were both fantastic IMO. It left a great gap for a
I walked out liking it, after some thought I loved it. It wasn't perfect but it not only played to the character of Superman in an interesting way, it had him actually fighting. Even as a kid i didn't care for the original films, and I will never be convinced that Reeves was a good actor, so Cavill didn't have any shoes to fill for me, and while it took a while for me to truly appreciate him as an actor, his final momebt with Zod and his father were both fantastic IMO. It left a great gap for a sequel to fill not only in character but in plot. It was a bit choppy but I like how it felt very sci-fi, which will help tremendously moving forward if they decide to have an expanded film universe.
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12:25AM on 06/15/2013
Thought it was great. Why is it that people tend to be so hard on Superman films? All throughout the show, i heard people bitching "Its too long! Its too loud! Its boring!" Literally while the film was playing. My wife was even bitching about it. Despite all that, i still managed to enjoy the film a lot. Granted it actually was a tad long,especially near the end, and i wasnt completely sold on the plot, but henry Cavill's superman was spot on as s man who lost his way and was trying to reclaim
Thought it was great. Why is it that people tend to be so hard on Superman films? All throughout the show, i heard people bitching "Its too long! Its too loud! Its boring!" Literally while the film was playing. My wife was even bitching about it. Despite all that, i still managed to enjoy the film a lot. Granted it actually was a tad long,especially near the end, and i wasnt completely sold on the plot, but henry Cavill's superman was spot on as s man who lost his way and was trying to reclaim his secret past. I dug michael shannons turn as zod as well. All in all it will be a film liked by some , but underappreciated by most. *** out of 4 stars...
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12:10AM on 06/15/2013

DOWNVOTE

I just downvoted everybody who swooned over this film believing its the next great superhero movie! Downvote me because I have a clear view of the film and thought it was extremely slow, I found myself yawning for the first hour and half, once the hour and a half went by I found myself in a michael bay transformers film. I found the characters lacking in any kind of remorse for losing lost ones or hurting others. The development of every character was less than expected, if you are going in
I just downvoted everybody who swooned over this film believing its the next great superhero movie! Downvote me because I have a clear view of the film and thought it was extremely slow, I found myself yawning for the first hour and half, once the hour and a half went by I found myself in a michael bay transformers film. I found the characters lacking in any kind of remorse for losing lost ones or hurting others. The development of every character was less than expected, if you are going in not knowing some of the characters you won't find out much about them anyways. The flashback sequences really slowed the movie down and were too many in the first place. I'm glad I only paid 5 dollars. I did not see Nolan's voice in the movie as much as I would have liked. I really enjoyed Snyders take on The Watchmen, he added a darkness some comedic moments sprinkled in. This was very straight forward and extremely serious, which I do not know if I am to blame the director, writer, or just the comic all together, in the fact that Superman has not meshed well on screen because of his straight forward demeanor. I think if you take out a couple of the flashback scenes, evened out the fight sequences instead of making them strictly at the beginning and the end and added a little more sense of humor, even if it is dry I believe I would have enjoyed it. Just too choppy for my taste. Thought Shannon and Cavil did a good job, but as an actor you are only as good as the story that is being told.
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12:50AM on 06/15/2013
Whoa! Cool guy alert! This guy really knows what's going on!
Whoa! Cool guy alert! This guy really knows what's going on!
1:26AM on 06/15/2013
Watch Out! or he'll downvote you like a true badass!
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1:44AM on 06/15/2013
I got enough humor from Iron Man and Avengers, this was a nice break from that kind of story telling - which I do enjoy but if every story has the same flow there's no point in watching them.
I got enough humor from Iron Man and Avengers, this was a nice break from that kind of story telling - which I do enjoy but if every story has the same flow there's no point in watching them.
4:54AM on 06/15/2013
Dislike the movie all you want but that shouldn't give you a license to be a dick to others, and hey Mr. Genius we are allowed one upvote so you just wasted all your damn time being obnoxious.
Dislike the movie all you want but that shouldn't give you a license to be a dick to others, and hey Mr. Genius we are allowed one upvote so you just wasted all your damn time being obnoxious.
7:58AM on 06/15/2013
I agree with you educatedblade. I really wanted to like the movie myself, but after it finished I left the theater wondering why it didn't succeed. The fact is, it didn't make me really care for Superman or feel for the situation. When an entire city is being destroyed and you don't even care about any characters that's a big fail. Hell, they could have killed Perry, the girl who was trapped in the rubble, Lois or anyone and it wouldn't have even mattered to me. The only character who made any
I agree with you educatedblade. I really wanted to like the movie myself, but after it finished I left the theater wondering why it didn't succeed. The fact is, it didn't make me really care for Superman or feel for the situation. When an entire city is being destroyed and you don't even care about any characters that's a big fail. Hell, they could have killed Perry, the girl who was trapped in the rubble, Lois or anyone and it wouldn't have even mattered to me. The only character who made any kind of sacrifice was Chris Meloni's character but it is the hero of the movie who should be making that sacrifice. In fact, Meloni had probably the best line in the film when he said about Zod, "I don't care what he thinks" or something to that effect. The effects were great, I just wanted to feel a tad for some of the things that were going on. And enough with whole cities being wrecked, that's just boring at this point.
10:47AM on 06/15/2013
My point is proven one i can be a dick when i please and even if i wasnt and still gave valid reasons for.why the movie was poor the throngs of superman fans would still be in the fog thinking this was a good movie. I see a lot of people comparing it to iron man 3 just because it came out the same summer. Never compare a 3rd film to a origin story. If you want to compare, then compare it to the iron man or dark knight origin story, where they had to earn a lot of their fans. Superman is a
My point is proven one i can be a dick when i please and even if i wasnt and still gave valid reasons for.why the movie was poor the throngs of superman fans would still be in the fog thinking this was a good movie. I see a lot of people comparing it to iron man 3 just because it came out the same summer. Never compare a 3rd film to a origin story. If you want to compare, then compare it to the iron man or dark knight origin story, where they had to earn a lot of their fans. Superman is a more known commodity where people will go see it no matter if its crap or not.
4:56PM on 06/15/2013
I'm going to say you're wrong, buddy. Not one of your points was valid for me. The acting and direction was excellent, this was the first time a Superman movie was able to convey a more human sense of the character, and the action was more fitting for the character than any other Superman film before it. The flashbacks were actually handled really well and provided enough of an emotional punch to convey a character that is struggling with what he is. Superman is a tough character to make
I'm going to say you're wrong, buddy. Not one of your points was valid for me. The acting and direction was excellent, this was the first time a Superman movie was able to convey a more human sense of the character, and the action was more fitting for the character than any other Superman film before it. The flashbacks were actually handled really well and provided enough of an emotional punch to convey a character that is struggling with what he is. Superman is a tough character to make relate-able because of how god-like he is, but this film did a great job of doing this. So, no, you're wrong, it was a great film.
10:59PM on 06/15/2013
Such a clear view! I'm so blind in this fog. I can't believe I falsely enjoyed this movie.
Such a clear view! I'm so blind in this fog. I can't believe I falsely enjoyed this movie.
11:31PM on 06/15/2013
to Freeden - the direction wasnt great either man. the jumping around from scene to scene didnt really help. hell to me, it felt like the events of this whole movie happened in two days. you never experience who most of these characters really are because they were busy jumping to the next thing. the chemistry between lois and clark wasnt there. just didnt care for 98% of the characters with the exception of Zod and Kal. at least with Zod you understood who he was and why he's doing what hes
to Freeden - the direction wasnt great either man. the jumping around from scene to scene didnt really help. hell to me, it felt like the events of this whole movie happened in two days. you never experience who most of these characters really are because they were busy jumping to the next thing. the chemistry between lois and clark wasnt there. just didnt care for 98% of the characters with the exception of Zod and Kal. at least with Zod you understood who he was and why he's doing what hes doing, cuz it was his sole purpose. hes right, if perry, jenny, or lois died, it wouldnt of made a difference.i wish i could of felt bad when a certain character died, but wasnt, regardless of how well the character was played. and the flashbacks, could of been handled better. the slowed the pace of the movie.
11:44PM on 06/14/2013

Man Of STEAL

Not bad but not good. More bad than good though. I would say save your money and wait for it to come out on Blu-ray or play on television but most won't listen to me. Me, personally I feel like I was robbed of my money a little...
I don't know, something about Man Of Steel feels off. Some of it reminded me of the Transformers movie and that's not good at all. And for a Superman movie, a little bit less brooding would have been good. Superman is not Batman.
Not bad but not good. More bad than good though. I would say save your money and wait for it to come out on Blu-ray or play on television but most won't listen to me. Me, personally I feel like I was robbed of my money a little...
I don't know, something about Man Of Steel feels off. Some of it reminded me of the Transformers movie and that's not good at all. And for a Superman movie, a little bit less brooding would have been good. Superman is not Batman.
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11:21PM on 06/14/2013

Super ....

I give a solid 8 of 10 ... its all you need from a Superman movie. Break some mythos about superman and just give us a superman for a new century, yeah I love Chris Reeve's movies, but you can't look these movies forever. This is a new Superman, not definitive, but I can't wait for what news situations can Snyder put in new films.. Same as Batman begins of course, you feel some diferent if you are a Superman Fan, but c'mon, it's time to put Superman in other level and this is a correct way
I give a solid 8 of 10 ... its all you need from a Superman movie. Break some mythos about superman and just give us a superman for a new century, yeah I love Chris Reeve's movies, but you can't look these movies forever. This is a new Superman, not definitive, but I can't wait for what news situations can Snyder put in new films.. Same as Batman begins of course, you feel some diferent if you are a Superman Fan, but c'mon, it's time to put Superman in other level and this is a correct way to start.

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11:08PM on 06/14/2013

What a ride that was (9/10)

Some of the narrative structure was a bit off but I really loved the film. I admired how they treated at points like an alien invasion film. Definitely recommend!
Some of the narrative structure was a bit off but I really loved the film. I admired how they treated at points like an alien invasion film. Definitely recommend!
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11:07PM on 06/14/2013

Breathtaking...

Literally, I had to remind myself to breath because I couldn't believe how awesome this movie was! It had an epic scale that overshadows any other movie before it. The fight scenes were intense and the danger felt real like anything could have happened. My Wife and I enjoyed it so much we are gonna see it again this weekend.
Literally, I had to remind myself to breath because I couldn't believe how awesome this movie was! It had an epic scale that overshadows any other movie before it. The fight scenes were intense and the danger felt real like anything could have happened. My Wife and I enjoyed it so much we are gonna see it again this weekend.
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11:06PM on 06/14/2013
**SPOILERS ABOUND!**


I thought it was great. I've been reading Superman comics my entire life, in fact one of the first books I remember reading was an issue of Action Comics, so this comes from a literal life long Superman fan. Yes, it was dark. I've noticed that's what most of the big critics of this movie complain about - they wanted the Christopher Reeve style Superman, which I love, but that's not ALL Superman is. His adventures can get fucking dark. Many people have an idea of what
**SPOILERS ABOUND!**


I thought it was great. I've been reading Superman comics my entire life, in fact one of the first books I remember reading was an issue of Action Comics, so this comes from a literal life long Superman fan. Yes, it was dark. I've noticed that's what most of the big critics of this movie complain about - they wanted the Christopher Reeve style Superman, which I love, but that's not ALL Superman is. His adventures can get fucking dark. Many people have an idea of what Superman is supposed to be, even if they've never read a comic, and they hate it when someone makes a version that differentiates from what they expect. They basically think this version is "wrong" because it's not a lighthearted romp. Most other comic characters don't get saddled with that - Batman is now accepted as serious, but it took a couple of decades. The mass public is shocked to see the Superman that comic readers have known for many, many years.
Back to the movie: expertly cast down the line. Cavill nailed it. He was a man of few words, but he simply radiated everything that makes Superman Superman. And I loved his "heroic" voice whenever he was talking to government officials. I'm very interested to see how his Daily Planet Clark acts in the sequel. Amy Adams was a great Lois. One of the highlights of the film was how deeply involved she was with everything. Michael Shannon andAntje Traue made two of the best comic book movie villains I've ever seen - holy crap were they scary. Their seemingly unstoppable power was really something to behold.
We've seen a million characters like Zod and Faora in the comics, but never have I seen two super-powered villains brought so effectively to life on film. When Faora was basically popping those airmen into a red paste I involuntarily gasped "Fuck!" in the theater. And of course Russell Crowe was excellent as always, and the opening sequence on Krypton was expertly crafted.
One of my only complaints is that there should have been more of Clark growing up in Smallville, including the Kents discovering the ship. Yes, it's been done a million times, but it didn't quite feel whole without it. Now, the only thing I didn't like: Jonathan Kent's death. It felt so pointless. And Clark could have saved him without people noticing his powers, he just had to be sly about it. I would have rather seen both Kents alive and well at the end of the movie. There have been plenty of versions where Mr. Kent lives into old age (The Animated Series chief among them) and I wish this was one of them.
And I feel like I got my money's worth with the destruction in Metropolis. It was much better filmed than any Michael Bay disaster flick and just felt more "real" which made it resonate. Zod was a (nearly) unstoppable killing machine. Usually in comic book movies the villain goes down too easy. Not this motherfucker.
All in all, my favorite movie of the year so far. (Sorry I went on so long, but I fucking love Superman).
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1:01AM on 06/15/2013
really? that excited huh? Zod wasnt the killing machine you suggest. if anything, it was Faora who was the killing machine. Zod was a character i enjoyed in this movie, but he didnt come off as a complete killing machine, with the exception of his final scene. to him there was a reason for what he was doing, no matter how wrong, Faora on the other hand was having a blast killing everyone.and there chemistry between clark/kal-el and lois was just not there either.
really? that excited huh? Zod wasnt the killing machine you suggest. if anything, it was Faora who was the killing machine. Zod was a character i enjoyed in this movie, but he didnt come off as a complete killing machine, with the exception of his final scene. to him there was a reason for what he was doing, no matter how wrong, Faora on the other hand was having a blast killing everyone.and there chemistry between clark/kal-el and lois was just not there either.
5:03AM on 06/15/2013
Good to see a positive review from a life long Superman fan. All this hate heaped upon this movie is baffling to me.
Good to see a positive review from a life long Superman fan. All this hate heaped upon this movie is baffling to me.
1:56PM on 06/15/2013
Tearlis, you're probably right about that. I need to see it again an pay better attention to how the Kryptonian invaders act as individuals. Faora was a bit more of a psycho than Zod, taking joy in what she was doing, while to Zod it was all business (except with his heat vision at the end, where he just wanted to make Superman feel the pain of innocent deaths). Still, I thought they were both top notch villains.
Tearlis, you're probably right about that. I need to see it again an pay better attention to how the Kryptonian invaders act as individuals. Faora was a bit more of a psycho than Zod, taking joy in what she was doing, while to Zod it was all business (except with his heat vision at the end, where he just wanted to make Superman feel the pain of innocent deaths). Still, I thought they were both top notch villains.
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11:05PM on 06/14/2013

Breathtaking...

Literally, I had to remind myself to breath because I couldn't believe how awesome this movie was! It had an epic scale that overshadows any other movie before it. The fight scenes were intense and the danger felt real like anything could have happened. My Wife and I enjoyed it so much we are gonna see it again this weekend.
Literally, I had to remind myself to breath because I couldn't believe how awesome this movie was! It had an epic scale that overshadows any other movie before it. The fight scenes were intense and the danger felt real like anything could have happened. My Wife and I enjoyed it so much we are gonna see it again this weekend.
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11:09PM on 06/14/2013
Ha, I forgot to breath a couple of times too.
Ha, I forgot to breath a couple of times too.
9:33PM on 06/14/2013