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    Man of Steel

    For those who have seen it, what did you think? Please preface any spoilers for those who have not seen it.

    I really enjoyed it. I am much more familiar with Marvel canon than I am with Superman or most of DC's property, however.

    A few things I noticed that I guess could be considered spoilers but do not speak to the story line at all...

    1) With the casting that they did for the US military, they could easily make a Battlestar Galactica spin-off from Man of Steel.

    2) There are a few Lexicorp items sprinkled in the movie (I saw a truck tanker and a building).

    3) In the high gravity scene, I swear that they did something to Henry Cavill's face to make him look like Christopher Reeve.



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    Re: Man of Steel

    I saw it this afternoon and really enjoyed it as well.

    Like you, I'm much more familiar with Marvel than DC, but I don't think that took away from my enjoyment of the movie.

    Two thumbs up, and it's defintely a movie to be seen on the big screen.


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    Re: Man of Steel

    So I'm hoping to parlay a trip to the in laws into a babysitter so my wife and I can go see this or Star Trek. What's the recommendation?



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    Re: Man of Steel

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    So I'm hoping to parlay a trip to the in laws into a babysitter so my wife and I can go see this or Star Trek. What's the recommendation?
    Both.


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    Re: Man of Steel

    Is this the Steele Jantz documentary?



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    Re: Man of Steel

    Quote Originally Posted by zwclones51 View Post
    Is this the Steele Jantz documentary?
    Jantz is in the beginning of the movie, but his character gets pulled halfway through.


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    Re: Man of Steel

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneNorth View Post
    Jantz is in the beginning of the movie, but his character gets pulled halfway through.



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    Re: Man of Steel

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneNorth View Post
    Jantz is in the beginning of the movie, but his character gets pulled halfway through.
    Is that right after he was intercepted by General Zod?


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    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Is that right after he was intercepted by General Zod?
    Fumble after a hit from doomsday.


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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    Fumble after a hit from doomsday.
    I can't criticize him for that. Everyone would fumble after that hit, but most wouldn't get back up.


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    Re: Man of Steel

    Saw it this weekend. Felt a bit like Batman Begins but not as good. A llittle heavy on the destruction of metropolis at the end. Overall, good not great. Would see a second installment.



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    Re: Man of Steel

    My feeling is that the destruction of Metropolis leads directly into the 2nd film.

    I think Lex Luthor steps forward and claims Superman is a menace to society. Do they really need a protector if he destroys everything? Luthor will be hellbent on destroying Superman to protect the lives of the innocents of Metropolis. At least that's the way he sees it.



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    Re: Man of Steel

    I havent heard, is a second already being planned? Or is it a wait-and-see like with Superman Returns?

    BTW, I thought Cavill did a really good job. Was also surprised by Costner. Typically not a an of him - too robotic. But I thought he offered a touching performance.



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    Re: Man of Steel

    It was reported last week that a Man of Steel 2 had been greenlit. Supposedly, Snyder, Nolan and Goyner have already signe on to direct and write.

    At that point you'll probably see them work towards a JLA movie.



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    Re: Man of Steel

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperCy View Post
    It was reported last week that a Man of Steel 2 had been greenlit. Supposedly, Snyder, Nolan and Goyner have already signe on to direct and write.

    At that point you'll probably see them work towards a JLA movie.
    Have to figure that a JLA movie is coming. Marvel is racking in cash hand-over-fist with their movie franchises. DC needs to counter.

    A JLA movie would need Batman. But how? He went into retirement after DKR.



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