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'Man of Steel' (Superman) Reviews
Multiple links in body of thread | June 14, 2013

Posted on 06/14/2013 8:02:09 PM PDT by EveningStar

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Man Of Steel - Official Teaser Trailer

Man of Steel - Official Trailer #2

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The movie opened today. Here are some reviews:

Rotten Tomatoes

Metacritic

E Online: Man of Steel Reviews Are In-Superman Flies High With Critics

Yahoo: First Reviews Are In: Is 'Man of Steel' Too Dark, Too Big, Too Much?

The Independent (UK): Man of Steel: Reviews round-up - S is for Serious not Superman as Henry Cavill dons the tights

CBS News: "Man of Steel" critics' reviews: Film wallows in sorrow more than soars

New York Post: Supes soars to new heights in 'Man of Steel'

Fox News: 'Man of Steel' review: Special effects overkill, thin story ground latest Superman

IGN: Superman's reborn in grand fashion.

The Guardian: Man of Steel - review

Forbes: Review: 'Man Of Steel' Fails To Take Flight

USA Today: 'Man of Steel' leaves destruction in superhero quest

The Hollywood Reporter: Man of Steel: Film Review

Total Film: Man Of Steel

Digital Trends: Review: 'Man Of Steel' is an epic, angsty Superman reboot

Screen Crush: 'Man of Steel' Review

Digital Spy: 'Man of Steel' review: Henry Cavill soars in new Superman movie

The Washington Post: 'Man of Steel': Henry Cavill stars as Superman in this bombastic reboot

The New York Times: Movie Review: 'Man of Steel' (video)

Los Angeles Times: Review: In 'Man of Steel,' Henry Cavill soars over an erratic plot

IMDb: User Reviews

IMDb: External Reviews


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1 posted on 06/14/2013 8:02:09 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

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2 posted on 06/14/2013 8:02:47 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar
Fox News interviewed a lady from Rotten Tomatoes about the weekend box office and she was perplexed about the number of negative reviews. She loved the movie.

IMO, the Superman character is so ingrained into society that everyone has their own opinion as to how he should be portrayed. It's doubtful you'd ever get universal praise or criticism, not matter how good or bad a movie about him might be.

Remember, some folks loved Superman Returns.

3 posted on 06/14/2013 8:10:07 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: EveningStar

I liked it....A!!!


4 posted on 06/14/2013 8:10:25 PM PDT by ak267 (THORIUM....ENERGY OF THE FUTURE!!!!)
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To: EveningStar

I’m going to see it tomorrow. I have two friends who’ve already seen it and they gave it very good marks.

It seems that most of the critics who have panned it wanted it to be more like Richard Donner’s “Superman.” Well, that was a very good film. But it has already been done, and “Superman Returns” showed us what happens when you try to make it again.


5 posted on 06/14/2013 8:11:46 PM PDT by GrootheWanderer
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To: EveningStar

I just saw it. Not bad at all. MILES better than previous Superman movies, which were mostly unwatchable. Some of the fight scenes had too many fast action closeups, but all in all a good movie. It took decades but technology can finally do justice to superhero movies.


6 posted on 06/14/2013 8:12:24 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: EveningStar

Saw it tonight. Loved it.


7 posted on 06/14/2013 8:14:22 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - Orwell)
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To: Bratch

I liked Superman Returns, but I hated Broadway Lex Luthor. I was convinced that Kevin Spacey was going to break out in a song.


8 posted on 06/14/2013 8:16:24 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: EveningStar

Any gay scenes...like the James Bond movie?


9 posted on 06/14/2013 8:17:48 PM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
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To: GrootheWanderer

A guy I work with saw this movie and gave it a hearty thumbs up. I might just have to go see it.


10 posted on 06/14/2013 8:20:57 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jonty30

If only Marlon Brandon were still around!


11 posted on 06/14/2013 8:22:27 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: EveningStar
Comments from last night's premiere postings on another thread...

All in all my wife & I liked it - really good story and character development actually, and good casting - especially Superman. I liked it a lot more than expected.

However, for a 2:28 minute movie they could have cut out at least 28 minutes of gratuitous property and building smashing and explosions, still had tons of such action left, and the movie would have lost nothing.

I swear if they'd smashed another couple dozen buildings more than the couple thousand they smashed throughout the movie, I would have lost it. Toward the end when they got tired of trashing all the cities on Earth and decided to take the fighting into orbit and start smashing satellites, I almost started laughing.

Regardless, a good movie overall and probably the best Superman movie yet. I'd recommend it.

12 posted on 06/14/2013 8:22:39 PM PDT by MCH
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To: EveningStar

Best Superman movie ever!


13 posted on 06/14/2013 8:26:44 PM PDT by Ruger1099
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To: BobL
FWIW, the Superman books introduced one of the first gay characters in comics back in the 1980's.


14 posted on 06/14/2013 8:32:04 PM PDT by Bratch
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15 posted on 06/14/2013 8:32:49 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

“’Man of Steel’ is really the Obama story ‘cause it’s about a guy who’s not from here & has the power to see & hear everything you’re doing.”
-Jeff Dunham


16 posted on 06/14/2013 9:12:30 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: EveningStar

I saw it this afternoon.

All these good reviews surprise me.

If a good movie is all about effects and choreography, and wall to wall fist fighting then the movie was great.

Plotwise it totally bombed

There was hardly ANY character development

There was 10 times more alien technology than there was Superman saving the day.

Too many flashbacks to cover early years.

WAY too much collateral damage. NO WAY all those buildings fall without killing thousands of people. Virtually nothing left of the city which Superman didn’t seem to mind punching holes in. Where did all the people go??? the city looked like a nuke hit it, but no dead people on the streets.

WAY too much emphasis on Zod and this new element of Kryptonians being a bunch of test tube breeders.

I was totally disappointed in it overall.


17 posted on 06/14/2013 9:31:03 PM PDT by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: EveningStar

Almost 26,000 reviewers have reviewed it on imdb.com, with a score of 8.4/10.0 ... An excellent overall rating. I ignore what critics say, and reliably count on what viewers my age have said...

See review:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0770828/ratings?ref_=tt_ov_rt


18 posted on 06/14/2013 9:45:50 PM PDT by JustTheTruth
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To: EveningStar

Loved it. Loved the character development but really loved the Christian imagery.


19 posted on 06/14/2013 10:03:01 PM PDT by Frapster (Forgive the typos... They know not why they are there.)
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To: Ruger1099

Who was the villain?


20 posted on 06/14/2013 10:04:03 PM PDT by diamond6 (Behold this Heart which has so loved men!" Jesus to St. Margaret Mary)
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