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And for Man of Steel, I really don't see why the critics hated it that much. Every criticism is just nitpicks really. It has the BEST action scenes in ANY superhero movie, it's fast paced, the actors are all good, and I really liked the dark tone and sci-fi elements that were in the beginning of the movie. Money well spent.
Well, not every criticism is a nitpick, really. I mean, the action scenes that occur in this film are flat out mental with whole towns/cities being practically wiped off the map. Towards the end, Metropolis is obliterated to the point where you could just make an X on where the city used to be. The reason I'm even mentioning these scenes are due to the fact that at no point in the entire 143 minutes of this film, there is not even a mention of the devastating amount of loss that occured. Millions of people are crushed by buildings, beaten to death by Zod's forces, or turned to ash and unlike The Avengers, there's not even a scene to mourn the loss or even a cheesy scene with Superman looking over the distance saying something where it was his fault Metropolis was destroyed and how the deaths won't be in vain – Instead, we receive a scene where he looks at his father's grave then everything is normal with no even coping with what happened, just another day at the office, eh?
You say this film has a “dark” tone, and with a dark tone, a good majority of people expect serious consequences or a more realistic approach to what would happen instead of it's Looney Tunes universe it resides in.
Also, the final battle between Zod and “teh Man of Steel” was a goddamn video game the entire time. The CGI was incredibly noticable the entire time and even looked worse than Iron Man 3's action scenes. And if you actually paid attention to the final battle, Clark got all pissy when Zod wanted to kill some family however through the entire battle, they're smashing into buildings, blowin' shit up and whatnot which would cause thousands, if not a million more people, to perish under those conditions.
With that, the whole Krypton portion of this movie raised some eyebrows because you have this whole alien civilization which is very unique, but everyone speaks English? 'Cause yeah, I'm going to believe extraterrestrial life forms speak the same language as any regular human being would do even though they live galaxies away and have never met us before (which is stated by Jor-El when he says, they seem to be an intelligent life species while he's finding a place to send his son).
I could keep typing up more on the bullshit Man of Steel entices however I'm just not in the mood. Anywho, despite the problems this film presents and my “critical” side to me, I actually liked this movie. The smallville aciton scene was pretty dope but what was the highlight of this film, and I wished Zack Snyder would just do a whole movie based on it, was the first 20 minutes of Man of Steel where you just witness the unevitable depressing fall of Krypton, which was quite beautiful, I think.
There's one shot in particular where Jor-El (Russel Crowe) walks out of a building and witnesses Krypton under siege with buildings being destroyed, epic “dogfights” occuring, and just an over magnificent shot that is worthy of a full price purchase. I even think it's on one of the trailers for the film.
If there's something I truly loved about this film, it was the score and the cinematography which are absolutely stellar throughout. The shots compliment the score and vice-versa. I just can't get over the deliciously engrossing job Hans did on this score, but you guys will probably dismiss it
Just make a Fall of Krypton movie and let Superman ***NO PROFANE LANGUAGE PLEASE*** off, please