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    Another one saying SOMETHING similar, but seems to miss the mark and wants to link this to Nolan. So, grain of salt.

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

    After seeing Man Of Steel, I’m still not entirely sure what Chris Nolan’s “big idea” for Superman was. The film is less a mythic story and more a propulsive study in consistent movement, in a way that will remind people of J.J. Abrams’s Star Trek films. But while those often weakly-scripted action pictures are saved by the chemistry of their cast and a periodic sense of adventure, no such miracles occur here. The film lacks the very things we expect from a Superman film, especially one telling his mythic origin. There is no joy, no sense of discovery, no sense of wonder or hope. The film is so plot-heavy that is lacks basic character interaction, leaving only big-scale spectacle which can only be enjoyed if one turns off their moral compass.
    On the flip side, it's trending decently on RT right now with a 75% and 40 reviews. Maybe temper expectations going in and you'll get better than you thought you would.

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    Man of Steel Movie Review | Movie Reviews and News | Summer Movies - Calendar, Trailers, Movie Photos, Movie Clips, Movie Guide | EW.com

    Reading a lot of the same thing...too much plot(really? really?) and not enough 'gee whiz'. That was kind of the point isn't it? All these reviewers are lamenting the lack of Big Blue Schoolboy without acknowledging that going that route would have pretty much doomed this incarnation. Nobody wants to see that...well, most don't. Go ahead and watch the Reeve Superman flicks. SCHMALTZ. Really cornball. In this day of 'grounded' superheroes kids would reject that entirely. I'm sorry. I want Superman to have a little emotional pathos. Not talking brooding Bale, just odd...outcast...alien. Nothing I am reading is convincing me that this isn't the right Superman at the right time. Looking forward to it.
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    Review: Man of Steel - CraveOnline

    The details of Man of Steel sometimes falter – why, exactly, General Zod needs Lois Lane on his warship is incidental, and various other contrivances are just that, contrivances – but they are in service of keeping a thoughtful, meaningful story very lively. Superman goes on a journey in Man of Steel that has a greater resonance than in any other Superman film, but it entertains. Snyder & Co. keep the action rollicking, the explosions enormous and globe thoroughly trotted. As an adventure in a classical sense, Man of Steel leaves one feeling like they have traveled somewhere and accomplished something themselves. It’s a thick volume of a movie, easily perused in one sitting, and yet requiring much longer than that to properly absorb. And as a sheer spectacle, it may be one of the great blockbusters.

    Awe-inspiring and, by far, the best Superman movie ever made, Man of Steel may not present a new standard for epic filmmaking. But it certainly evokes a grandeur rarely attempted on the big screen anymore, and achieves on a level greater than most other cinematic epics. It’s the Superman we wanted, the Superman we need, and – thankfully – the Superman we actually got this time.

    Up, up, and away…

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    Review: Zack Snyders Man Of Steel delivers a whole new level of superhero thrills

    oK. Here is a review from a guy who is more in line with what I think the core audience is like. Not a fanboy, but someone who, unlike the earlier reviewers, doesn't identify with the more schoolboy aspects that Supes has been saddled with, and therefore can judge the movie for what it has instead of what it is missing.
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    Give it up, JD. The movie is gonna SUCK!

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    don't think so. We will know this weekend.
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    ‘Man Of Steel’ Review: A Super Film That Delivers on All Levels | /Film

    Man of Steel is simultaneously bigger and smaller than you are expecting. What’s bigger? The action. Super-sizing even The Avengers, Man of Steel has more action set pieces and devastating destruction than you’ve probably ever imagined. It’s jaw-dropping, heart-pumping stuff. What’s smaller? The story. Most of the film takes places in a very condensed, focused timeline, giving it an urgency and immediacy lacking in other superhero films. A smaller narrative raises the stakes as well as the emotional complexity.

    Zack Snyder has made an epic and heartfelt adventure that successfully reboots the Superman character in a realistic, and humanistic way.
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    I cannot ****ing wait to see this movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Naysay View Post
    I cannot ****ing wait to see this movie.
    Really glad to see that Doc. Was worried that you were going to have turned on it. I look forward to your thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    Really glad to see that Doc. Was worried that you were going to have turned on it. I look forward to your thoughts.
    ??? Turned on it??? No way!

    My only fear was that it was going to be yet another "Supes = Jesus" story but from the looks of it there's going to be very little of that.

    Which suits me jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjust fine.

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