History Fridge / ManOfSteel

7th Nov '16 6:24:22 PM DoctorSleep
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* Knowing that Clark has to focus to keep his super-hearing and x-ray vision under control puts some implications on his mental health. The moment he relaxes, they play up. Try falling asleep when you can see through your own eyelids and even the smallest whisper sounds completely audible.
11th Oct '16 7:15:51 PM ChrisDen
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* The soundtrack piece that could be considered Superman's new theme- "What Are You Going To Do When You Are Not Saving The World," doesn't kick in much at all until the very, ''very'' last moments of the film. Which makes a lot of sense when you factor in Superman's development; the theme doesn't even play when he puts the suit on for the first time and figures out how to fly. This is because he's ''not'' Superman really; not yet at least, as he had yet to fully commit to any direction of his own choice. The soundtrack essentially tells us that at the end, after he's cemented his place and picked Earth and Humanity as his true home; that ''now,'' the moment he takes up the job at the Daily Planet and puts on his glasses - '''now he's Superman'''.

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* The soundtrack piece that could be considered Superman's new theme- "What theme--"What Are You Going To Do When You Are Not Saving The World," doesn't kick in much at all until the very, ''very'' last moments of the film. Which makes a lot of sense when you factor in Superman's development; the theme doesn't even play when he puts the suit on for the first time and figures out how to fly. This is because he's ''not'' Superman really; not yet at least, as he had yet to fully commit to any direction of his own choice. The soundtrack essentially tells us that at the end, after he's cemented his place and picked Earth and Humanity as his true home; that ''now,'' the moment he takes up the job at the Daily Planet and puts on his glasses - -- '''now he's Superman'''. Superman'''.


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* Henry Cavill has heterochromia, which means that one of his eyes is part blue, part brown. Ergo, this version of Clark/Kal has heterochromia as well. A child created by science and grown in a genesis chamber probably wouldn't have this; the scientists would be able to manipulate the DNA to avoid or get rid of it. However, a child conceived naturally with no scientific design ''would'' be more likely to have a genetic quirk like that.
4th Sep '16 10:42:27 AM korben600
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** Actually, it was more likely that her powers were dullened because she was wearing her kryptonian armor, none of Zod's people displayed full kryptonian abilities when they were wearing their armor, Zod was the only one who displayed full power (flight, superspeed, heat vision), and he was the only one who deactivated his forcefield on his armor.
** This would fit with Superman's powers in the comics, which are based off of sunlight. Zod's people were wearing gas masks so they would appear to be using EV suits, which logically would block most radiation, so they have only a fraction of Superman's abilities, until their forcefields are deactivated. This forcefield is also the thing that is providing the kryptonians with their air, so they feel like they are choking to death until the sun provides them with enough power to go without breathing. This explains why Zod experiences so much pain when he first deactivates his helmet, and would explain why the kryptonians would assume that it's the atmosphere that gives them their powers, since none of them are biologists, and they don't stay long enough to figure it out.
5th Mar '16 2:46:59 PM nombretomado
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* Applying RealityEnsues to Superman has more or less placed him in a setting akin to the MarvelUniverse, or more specifically the world of the Franchise/XMen, where ordinary humans fear mutants for being different. Ironically enough, it's the Marvel heroes are now the ones cheered by the public in their movies, and the DC heroes are now the ones hated or feared. While [[Film/SpiderMan1 Spider-Man's first movie]] had Jameson milking the "Dangerous vigilante" angle for all it was worth, the second film had a subway full of New Yorkers pulling Parker's mask off and realizing he's "just a kid" under it, followed by those bystanders trying to fend off Doc Ock to help! IronMan has little kids walking up to him asking for autographs. CaptainAmerica was amused, embarrassed, and horrified to learn that there were ''trading cards'' of him. Thor doesn't quite have the stack of good publicity, but he gets a few brownie points for himself. Even with the damage done to New York, the Avengers were clearly seen as heroes. Even Wolverine's latest outing is showing that he has some friends (possibly duplicitous) in high places, despite being a persecuted mutant. Meanwhile, Batman took the fall for Harvey Dent's misdeeds and became a pariah, and the Army was still sending armed drones after Superman in the coda of the film. Very odd reversal.

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* Applying RealityEnsues to Superman has more or less placed him in a setting akin to the MarvelUniverse, or more specifically the world of the Franchise/XMen, where ordinary humans fear mutants for being different. Ironically enough, it's the Marvel heroes are now the ones cheered by the public in their movies, and the DC heroes are now the ones hated or feared. While [[Film/SpiderMan1 Spider-Man's first movie]] had Jameson milking the "Dangerous vigilante" angle for all it was worth, the second film had a subway full of New Yorkers pulling Parker's mask off and realizing he's "just a kid" under it, followed by those bystanders trying to fend off Doc Ock to help! IronMan has little kids walking up to him asking for autographs. CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica was amused, embarrassed, and horrified to learn that there were ''trading cards'' of him. Thor doesn't quite have the stack of good publicity, but he gets a few brownie points for himself. Even with the damage done to New York, the Avengers were clearly seen as heroes. Even Wolverine's latest outing is showing that he has some friends (possibly duplicitous) in high places, despite being a persecuted mutant. Meanwhile, Batman took the fall for Harvey Dent's misdeeds and became a pariah, and the Army was still sending armed drones after Superman in the coda of the film. Very odd reversal.
1st Jan '16 7:01:05 PM nombretomado
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* The codex has the DNA of every single Kryptonian that ever lived. [[SmallVille Smallville]] explored a similar concept in which the DNA of all of Kandor's citizens including Jor-El and Zod (who at the time was a Major when his DNA was contributed.) was housed in container that could bring them back to life. Ergo Kandor and to an extent all of Krypton is housed inside Superman's Cells. Which in turn means eventually in the near future. The ''ComicBook/NewKrypton'' story arc might be in the series later on.

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* The codex has the DNA of every single Kryptonian that ever lived. [[SmallVille Smallville]] ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' explored a similar concept in which the DNA of all of Kandor's citizens including Jor-El and Zod (who at the time was a Major when his DNA was contributed.) was housed in container that could bring them back to life. Ergo Kandor and to an extent all of Krypton is housed inside Superman's Cells. Which in turn means eventually in the near future. The ''ComicBook/NewKrypton'' story arc might be in the series later on.
13th Dec '15 5:58:19 PM nombretomado
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* Applying RealityEnsues to Superman has more or less placed him in a setting akin to the MarvelUniverse, or more specifically the world of the Franchise/{{X-Men}}, where ordinary humans fear mutants for being different. Ironically enough, it's the Marvel heroes are now the ones cheered by the public in their movies, and the DC heroes are now the ones hated or feared. While [[Film/SpiderMan1 Spider-Man's first movie]] had Jameson milking the "Dangerous vigilante" angle for all it was worth, the second film had a subway full of New Yorkers pulling Parker's mask off and realizing he's "just a kid" under it, followed by those bystanders trying to fend off Doc Ock to help! IronMan has little kids walking up to him asking for autographs. CaptainAmerica was amused, embarrassed, and horrified to learn that there were ''trading cards'' of him. Thor doesn't quite have the stack of good publicity, but he gets a few brownie points for himself. Even with the damage done to New York, the Avengers were clearly seen as heroes. Even Wolverine's latest outing is showing that he has some friends (possibly duplicitous) in high places, despite being a persecuted mutant. Meanwhile, Batman took the fall for Harvey Dent's misdeeds and became a pariah, and the Army was still sending armed drones after Superman in the coda of the film. Very odd reversal.

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* Applying RealityEnsues to Superman has more or less placed him in a setting akin to the MarvelUniverse, or more specifically the world of the Franchise/{{X-Men}}, Franchise/XMen, where ordinary humans fear mutants for being different. Ironically enough, it's the Marvel heroes are now the ones cheered by the public in their movies, and the DC heroes are now the ones hated or feared. While [[Film/SpiderMan1 Spider-Man's first movie]] had Jameson milking the "Dangerous vigilante" angle for all it was worth, the second film had a subway full of New Yorkers pulling Parker's mask off and realizing he's "just a kid" under it, followed by those bystanders trying to fend off Doc Ock to help! IronMan has little kids walking up to him asking for autographs. CaptainAmerica was amused, embarrassed, and horrified to learn that there were ''trading cards'' of him. Thor doesn't quite have the stack of good publicity, but he gets a few brownie points for himself. Even with the damage done to New York, the Avengers were clearly seen as heroes. Even Wolverine's latest outing is showing that he has some friends (possibly duplicitous) in high places, despite being a persecuted mutant. Meanwhile, Batman took the fall for Harvey Dent's misdeeds and became a pariah, and the Army was still sending armed drones after Superman in the coda of the film. Very odd reversal.
1st Aug '15 9:16:41 AM VigilantSycamore
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*There is a discrepancy in the comics concerning Kryptonian pregnancy: while some stories indicate that Krypton has DesignerBabies, other stories show that Kal-El was the result of a natural pregnancy. This film managed to combine the two, fitting for a fresh look at Superman.
*Kryptonians are shown to be very nostalgic - WordOfGod along with some information that's AllThereInTheManual tells us that the inscriptions on their possessions are largely the names of past owners. And most objects from Krypton are covered in inscriptions: everything is at least a seventh-hand item and nothing is new. Seems like progress stopped a while ago.
*Jor-El says that he and Lara couldn't go with Kal-El because they were "just as flawed as the rest of Krypton". And that the use of DesignerBabies cost Krypton the "element of choice". Sounds like personalities are assigned to these DesignerBabies after the initial genetic engineering (hence why Kal-El is unaffected despite having his parents' DNA). Both them and Zod would have deviated from these pre-programmed personalities by committing heresy and treason respectively. So Zod being a LargeHam and dismissing the courses of action that would have let the humans live could be signs of him being un{{Brainwashed And Crazy}} and Kal-El's parents were worried that they might turn out to be NotSoDifferent from Zod.
5th Jul '15 3:57:38 PM nombretomado
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* All of that death. All of that destruction. A horrible visage for the human race to witness. Why, it's enough to make [[LexLuthor some very powerful people]] very upset.

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* All of that death. All of that destruction. A horrible visage for the human race to witness. Why, it's enough to make [[LexLuthor [[ComicBook/LexLuthor some very powerful people]] very upset.
11th May '15 12:07:14 PM StFan
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* Applying RealityEnsues to Superman has more or less placed him in a setting akin to the MarvelUniverse, or more specifically the world of the Franchise/{{X-Men}}, where ordinary humans fear mutants for being different. Ironically enough, it's the Marvel heroes are now the ones cheered by the public in their movies, and the DC heroes are now the ones hated or feared. While [[Film/SpiderMan Spiderman's first movie]] had Jameson milking the "Dangerous vigilante" angle for all it was worth, the second film had a subway full of New Yorkers pulling Parker's mask off and realizing he's "just a kid" under it, followed by those bystanders trying to fend off Doc Ock to help! IronMan has little kids walking up to him asking for autographs. CaptainAmerica was amused, embarrassed, and horrified to learn that there were ''trading cards'' of him. Thor doesn't quite have the stack of good publicity, but he gets a few brownie points for himself. Even with the damage done to New York, the Avengers were clearly seen as heroes. Even Wolverine's latest outing is showing that he has some friends (possibly duplicitous) in high places, despite being a persecuted mutant. Meanwhile, Batman took the fall for Harvey Dent's misdeeds and became a pariah, and the Army was still sending armed drones after Superman in the coda of the film. Very odd reversal.

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* Applying RealityEnsues to Superman has more or less placed him in a setting akin to the MarvelUniverse, or more specifically the world of the Franchise/{{X-Men}}, where ordinary humans fear mutants for being different. Ironically enough, it's the Marvel heroes are now the ones cheered by the public in their movies, and the DC heroes are now the ones hated or feared. While [[Film/SpiderMan Spiderman's [[Film/SpiderMan1 Spider-Man's first movie]] had Jameson milking the "Dangerous vigilante" angle for all it was worth, the second film had a subway full of New Yorkers pulling Parker's mask off and realizing he's "just a kid" under it, followed by those bystanders trying to fend off Doc Ock to help! IronMan has little kids walking up to him asking for autographs. CaptainAmerica was amused, embarrassed, and horrified to learn that there were ''trading cards'' of him. Thor doesn't quite have the stack of good publicity, but he gets a few brownie points for himself. Even with the damage done to New York, the Avengers were clearly seen as heroes. Even Wolverine's latest outing is showing that he has some friends (possibly duplicitous) in high places, despite being a persecuted mutant. Meanwhile, Batman took the fall for Harvey Dent's misdeeds and became a pariah, and the Army was still sending armed drones after Superman in the coda of the film. Very odd reversal.
21st Apr '15 6:29:15 PM deimos415
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* The soundtrack piece that could be considered Superman's new theme- "What Are You Going To Do When You Are Not Saving The World," doesn't kick in much at all until the very, ''very'' last moments of the film. Which makes a lot of sense when you factor in Superman's development; the theme doesn't even play when he puts the suit on for the first time and figures out how to fly. This is because he's ''not'' Superman really; not yet at least, as he had yet to fully commit to any direction of his own choice. The soundtrack essentially tells us that at the end, after he's cemented his place and picked Earth and Humanity as his true home; that ''now,'' the moment he takes up the job at the Daily Planet and puts on his glasses - '''now he's Superman'''.
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