History YMMV / ManOfSteel

12th Aug '17 10:07:22 AM Warmachine3974
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* HeReallyCanAct: In spite of the divisiveness on the film, a consensus that has been formed is that Henry Cavill (at the time a largely unknown and underused actor) did well in the role. Especially since he was facing a uphill battle from the start with being [[ToughActToFollow compared to Christopher Reeve]].

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* HeReallyCanAct: In spite of the divisiveness on the film, a consensus that has been formed is that Henry Cavill (at the time a largely unknown and underused actor) did well in the role. Especially since he was facing a an uphill battle from the start with being [[ToughActToFollow compared to Christopher Reeve]].
8th Aug '17 3:19:41 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* SoOkayItsAverage: The general consensus among critics boils down to this, with many agreeing the film is definitely an entertaining blockbuster, but not quite the masterpiece that the trailers and creative team indicated it would be. Audience reception was [[CriticalBacklash much more positive]]. Comic fans are in more of a LoveItOrHateIt division (particularly because of the scene where [[spoiler:Superman is forced to kill]]).

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* SoOkayItsAverage: The general consensus among critics boils down to this, with many agreeing the film is definitely an entertaining blockbuster, but not quite the masterpiece that the trailers and creative team indicated it would be. Audience reception was [[CriticalBacklash much more positive]]. Comic fans are in more of [[BrokenBase a LoveItOrHateIt division division]] (particularly because of the scene where [[spoiler:Superman is forced to kill]]).
8th Aug '17 10:54:20 AM AbsoluteSword
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8th Aug '17 10:53:13 AM AbsoluteSword
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%% ** Martha Kent's weirdly nonplussed reaction to her son casually telling her that he's just found out everything that he needs to know about his real parents (read: ''aliens'') after years of aimlessly wandering the Earth. For some reason, her first reaction is to smile sweetly and tell Clark that she's happy for him...instead of expressing a bit of curiosity or skepticism about his claim that he's just found detailed evidence of an extraterrestrial civilization on Earth.
%% ** Clark's conversation with the priest of Smallville's local church. Not only is it filled with tooth-grindingly cliché lines ("What does your gut tell you?" "Sometimes you need to take a leap of faith!"), the priest seems weirdly nonchalant about a stranger waltzing into his church and casually claiming to be an alien.
%% ** The Jesus symbolism of Superman is already groan-worthy, bordering on SnarkBait by the time of Superman's CrucifiedHeroShot leaving Zod's ship. But it becomes hilarious towards the end when it's awkward shoehorned right-before the climactic battle when the surviving Daily Planet reporters crawl from the rubble, and in a tearfully-grateful and reverent-voice, whimper "He saved us all".... which quickly turns to comedy when the camera pans back to show the grey, lifeless, ash covered apocalyptic wasteland of crumbling-ruins that is left of Metropolis after Ka-El failed to stop a city-block-sized spaceship from crashing into it like a bull through a china-shop.

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%% ** Martha Kent's weirdly nonplussed reaction to her son casually telling her that he's just found out everything that he needs to know about his real parents (read: ''aliens'') after years of aimlessly wandering the Earth. For some reason, her first reaction is to smile sweetly and tell Clark that she's happy for him...instead of expressing a bit of curiosity or skepticism about his claim that he's just found detailed evidence of an extraterrestrial civilization on Earth.
%% ** Clark's conversation with the priest of Smallville's local church. Not only is it filled with tooth-grindingly cliché lines ("What does your gut tell you?" "Sometimes you need to take a leap of faith!"), the priest seems weirdly nonchalant about a stranger waltzing into his church and casually claiming to be an alien.
%% ** The Jesus symbolism of Superman is already groan-worthy, bordering on SnarkBait by the time of Superman's CrucifiedHeroShot leaving Zod's ship. But it becomes hilarious towards the end when it's awkward shoehorned right-before the climactic battle when the surviving Daily Planet reporters crawl from the rubble, and in a tearfully-grateful and reverent-voice, whimper "He saved us all".... which quickly turns to comedy when the camera pans back to show the grey, lifeless, ash covered apocalyptic wasteland of crumbling-ruins that is left of Metropolis after Ka-El failed to stop a city-block-sized spaceship from crashing into it like a bull through a china-shop.
7th Aug '17 8:49:29 PM MasterHero
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** Martha Kent's weirdly nonplussed reaction to her son casually telling her that he's just found out everything that he needs to know about his real parents (read: ''aliens'') after years of aimlessly wandering the Earth. For some reason, her first reaction is to smile sweetly and tell Clark that she's happy for him...instead of expressing a bit of curiosity or skepticism about his claim that he's just found detailed evidence of an extraterrestrial civilization on Earth.
** Clark's conversation with the priest of Smallville's local church. Not only is it filled with tooth-grindingly cliché lines ("What does your gut tell you?" "Sometimes you need to take a leap of faith!"), the priest seems weirdly nonchalant about a stranger waltzing into his church and casually claiming to be an alien.
** The Jesus symbolism of Superman is already groan-worthy, bordering on SnarkBait by the time of Superman's CrucifiedHeroShot leaving Zod's ship. But it becomes hilarious towards the end when it's awkward shoehorned right-before the climactic battle when the surviving Daily Planet reporters crawl from the rubble, and in a tearfully-grateful and reverent-voice, whimper "He saved us all".... which quickly turns to comedy when the camera pans back to show the grey, lifeless, ash covered apocalyptic wasteland of crumbling-ruins that is left of Metropolis after Ka-El failed to stop a city-block-sized spaceship from crashing into it like a bull through a china-shop.

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%% ** Martha Kent's weirdly nonplussed reaction to her son casually telling her that he's just found out everything that he needs to know about his real parents (read: ''aliens'') after years of aimlessly wandering the Earth. For some reason, her first reaction is to smile sweetly and tell Clark that she's happy for him...instead of expressing a bit of curiosity or skepticism about his claim that he's just found detailed evidence of an extraterrestrial civilization on Earth.
%% ** Clark's conversation with the priest of Smallville's local church. Not only is it filled with tooth-grindingly cliché lines ("What does your gut tell you?" "Sometimes you need to take a leap of faith!"), the priest seems weirdly nonchalant about a stranger waltzing into his church and casually claiming to be an alien.
%% ** The Jesus symbolism of Superman is already groan-worthy, bordering on SnarkBait by the time of Superman's CrucifiedHeroShot leaving Zod's ship. But it becomes hilarious towards the end when it's awkward shoehorned right-before the climactic battle when the surviving Daily Planet reporters crawl from the rubble, and in a tearfully-grateful and reverent-voice, whimper "He saved us all".... which quickly turns to comedy when the camera pans back to show the grey, lifeless, ash covered apocalyptic wasteland of crumbling-ruins that is left of Metropolis after Ka-El failed to stop a city-block-sized spaceship from crashing into it like a bull through a china-shop.
7th Aug '17 7:24:26 AM AbsoluteSword
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** The Jesus symbolism of Superman is already groan-worthy, bordering on SnarkBait by the time of Superman's CrucifiedHeroShot leaving Zod's ship. But it becomes hilarious towards the end when it's awkward shoehorned in during the climactic battle when the surviving Daily Planet reporters crawl from the rubble, and in a tearfully-grateful and reverent-voice, whimper "He saved us all".... which quickly turns to comedy when the camera pans back to show the grey, lifeless, ash covered apocalyptic wasteland of crumbling-ruins that is left of Metropolis after Ka-El failed to stop a city-block-sized spaceship from crashing into it like a bull through a china-shop.

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** The Jesus symbolism of Superman is already groan-worthy, bordering on SnarkBait by the time of Superman's CrucifiedHeroShot leaving Zod's ship. But it becomes hilarious towards the end when it's awkward shoehorned in during right-before the climactic battle when the surviving Daily Planet reporters crawl from the rubble, and in a tearfully-grateful and reverent-voice, whimper "He saved us all".... which quickly turns to comedy when the camera pans back to show the grey, lifeless, ash covered apocalyptic wasteland of crumbling-ruins that is left of Metropolis after Ka-El failed to stop a city-block-sized spaceship from crashing into it like a bull through a china-shop.
7th Aug '17 7:20:58 AM AbsoluteSword
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** The Jesus symbolism of Superman is already groan-worthy, bordering on SnarkBait by the time of Superman's CrucifiedHeroShot leaving Zod's ship. But it becomes hilarious towards the end when it's awkward shoehorned in during the climactic battle when the surviving Daily Planet reporters crawl from the rubbles, and in a tearfully-grateful and reverent-voice, whimper "He saved us all".... which quickly turns to comedy when the camera pans back to show the grey, lifeless, ash covered apocalyptic wasteland of crumbling-ruins that is left of Metropolis after Ka-El failed to stop a city-block-sized spaceship from crashing into it like a bull through a china-shop.

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** The Jesus symbolism of Superman is already groan-worthy, bordering on SnarkBait by the time of Superman's CrucifiedHeroShot leaving Zod's ship. But it becomes hilarious towards the end when it's awkward shoehorned in during the climactic battle when the surviving Daily Planet reporters crawl from the rubbles, rubble, and in a tearfully-grateful and reverent-voice, whimper "He saved us all".... which quickly turns to comedy when the camera pans back to show the grey, lifeless, ash covered apocalyptic wasteland of crumbling-ruins that is left of Metropolis after Ka-El failed to stop a city-block-sized spaceship from crashing into it like a bull through a china-shop.
2nd Aug '17 7:13:12 AM Larkmarn
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** The Jesus symbolism of Superman is already groan-worthy, bordering on SnarkBait by the time of Superman's CrucifiedHeroShot leaving Zod's ship. But it becomes hilarious towards the end when it's awkward shoehorned in during the climactic battle when the surviving Daily Planet reporters crawl from the rubbles, and in a tearfully-grateful and reverent-voice, whimper "He saved us all".... which quickly turns to comedy when the camera pans back to show the grey, lifeless, ash covered apocalyptic wasteland of crumbling-ruins that is left of Metropolis after Ka-El failed to stop a city-block-sized spaceship from crashing into it like a bull through a china-shop.
31st Jul '17 8:47:21 AM MasterHero
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** Of all the attempts to forcefully-remind the audience that Ka-El is a "Jesus Metaphor", none is more ''groan-worthy'' than having the surviving Daily Planet reporters crawl from the rubbles, and in a tearfully-grateful and ''worshipful''-voice, whimper "He saved us all".... which have been more touching and effective if the camera ''didn't'' pan back to show the grey, lifeless, ash covered apocalyptic '''wasteland''' of crumbling-ruins that is left of Metropolis after Ka-El ''failed'' to stop a city-block-sized spaceship from crashing into it like a bull through a china-shop.
31st Jul '17 8:00:03 AM AbsoluteSword
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** Of all the attempts to forcefully-remind the audience that Ka-El is a "Jesus Metaphor", none is more ''groan-worthy'' than having the surviving Daily Planet reporters crawl from the rubbles, and in a tearfully-grateful and ''worshipful''-voice, whimper "He saved us all".... which have been more touching and effective if the camera ''didn't'' pan back to show the grey, lifeless, ash covered apocalyptic '''wasteland''' of crumbling-ruins that is left of Metropolis after Ka-El ''failed'' to stop a city-block-sized spaceship from crashing into it like a bull through a china-shop.
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