History Fridge / ManOfSteel

25th Mar '18 5:50:00 PM shawn_allen
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* Many deride Jor-El for riding an animal from the Council Chamber to the Codex to his lab, but Zod and the other warrior caste would be unable to override the animal to keep Jor-El from finishing his mission. Smart Move!!
18th Mar '18 6:54:44 AM Overfiend
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* Teen Clark, just before Jonathan Kent dies in the tornado, scoffs at the idea of becoming a farmer like his adoptive father. But since Jor-El implanted the genetic codexes of the Kryptonian race within Kal-El's body, Clark's birth father obviously intended his son to plant and grow the "seeds" of their lost race.
1st Mar '18 8:08:05 PM MadCat221
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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.

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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. It also provides the basis for a science fiction aesop about the pitfalls of DesignerBabies and predestined caste systems leading to CripplingOverspecialization.
18th Feb '18 6:42:03 PM Overfiend
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* Scientist Charles Watson and his hazard-assessment team at Watson Technical Consulting ran an analysis (using analytical models of the Metropolis stand-ins of New York and Chicago) to calculate the collateral damage and deaths Superman and General Zod's fight caused. Watson estimates that some 129,000 people would have been killed, with another 250,000 going missing in the rubble, and nearly a million more maimed and injured. Now remember, Superman has super-senses: he can SEE and HEAR all that suffering....

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* Scientist Charles Watson and his hazard-assessment team at Watson Technical Consulting ran an analysis (using analytical models of the Metropolis stand-ins of New York and Chicago) to calculate the collateral damage and deaths Superman and General Zod's fight caused. Watson estimates that some 129,000 people would have been killed, with another 250,000 going missing in the rubble, and nearly a million more maimed and injured. Now remember, Superman has super-senses: super-senses; he can SEE and HEAR all of that suffering....
18th Feb '18 6:41:20 PM Overfiend
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Scientist Charles Watson and his hazard-assessment team at Watson Technical Consulting ran an analysis (using analytical models of the Metropolis stand-ins of New York and Chicago)to calculate the collateral damage and deaths Superman and General Zod's fight caused. Watson estimates that some 129,000 people would have been killed, with another 250,000 going missing in the rubble, and nearly a million more maimed and injured. Now remember, Superman has super-senses: he can SEE and HEAR all that suffering....

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* Scientist Charles Watson and his hazard-assessment team at Watson Technical Consulting ran an analysis (using analytical models of the Metropolis stand-ins of New York and Chicago)to Chicago) to calculate the collateral damage and deaths Superman and General Zod's fight caused. Watson estimates that some 129,000 people would have been killed, with another 250,000 going missing in the rubble, and nearly a million more maimed and injured. Now remember, Superman has super-senses: he can SEE and HEAR all that suffering....
18th Feb '18 6:40:36 PM Overfiend
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Scientist Charles Watson and his hazard-assessment team at Watson Technical Consulting ran an analysis (using analytical models of the Metropolis stand-ins of New York and Chicago)to calculate the collateral damage and deaths Superman and General Zod's fight caused. Watson estimates that some 129,000 people would have been killed, with another 250,000 going missing in the rubble, and nearly a million more maimed and injured. Now remember, Superman has super-senses: he can SEE and HEAR all that suffering....
10th Dec '17 6:58:23 PM Scooter007
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* The scene where Clark avenges himself upon a bully truck driver by trashing the guy's truck. It's meant to be both humorous and a "Hell Yeah you deserved it!" moment (and it is), but it also is frightening to think about: '''this is what a pissed-off Superman can do.''' Making it even scarier is that it's not even close to how far Clark '''could''' have gone...
12th Nov '17 9:08:29 AM Saveelich
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* It's widely believed that the novel ''Literature/{{Gladiator}}'' was the inspiration for Superman. Now let's see, what is Superman's [[RussellCrowe father]] in this movie famous for [[Film/{{Gladiator}} playing]] again? As the meme goes: "That awesome moment when you realise your father and your adopted father are both [[Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves Robin]] [[Film/RobinHood2010 Hood]]." Which in itself is a weak reference to a certain Boy Wonder, and a certain Emerald Archer.
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.
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