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*** It's even more awesome when you watch how he does it. Superman doesn't make any kind of showy effort to break the cuffs, if anything he reveals that he's been putting effort in to ''not'' break them. The minute he stops being careful, his own incidental body movements are enough to snap the chain.


* Superman's first flight?. One of the ''best'' flight sequences put to camera. Including those first leaps, which bring back the idea of ''leaping tall buildings in a single bound.'' It's a breathtaking set piece.

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* Superman's first flight?. One of the ''best'' flight sequences put to camera. Including those first leaps, which bring back the idea of ''leaping tall buildings in {{in a single bound.bound}}.'' It's a breathtaking set piece.


--> '''Zod''': You think your son is safe? [[SuddenlyShouting I will]] ''[[SuddenlyShouting find him]]''!

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--> ---> '''Zod''': You think your son is safe? [[SuddenlyShouting I will]] ''[[SuddenlyShouting find him]]''!



*** When they fly to safety he lets the whole rig collapse onto him. He knows it won't kill him, but as far as the people he rescued are concerned [[HeroicSacrifice he died saving their lives.]] Which in turn doesn't make them question how he was able to keep the rig up.

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*** ** When they fly to safety he lets the whole rig collapse onto him. He knows it won't kill him, but as far as the people he rescued are concerned [[HeroicSacrifice he died saving their lives.]] Which in turn doesn't make them question how he was able to keep the rig up.



--> '''Lara Lor-Van:''' "[[FlingALightIntoTheFuture Make a better world than ours, Kal.]]"

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--> '''Lara Lor-Van:''' "[[FlingALightIntoTheFuture [[FlingALightIntoTheFuture Make a better world than ours, Kal.]]"]]



--> '''Col. Hardy:''' "This man is not our enemy."

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--> ---> '''Col. Hardy:''' "This This man is not our enemy."



--> '''Jor-El:''' Move your head to the left. (Lois moves, and Car-Vex's fist misses her by inches.)

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--> ---> '''Jor-El:''' Move your head to the left. (Lois moves, and Car-Vex's fist misses her by inches.)



--> '''Faora:''' Should I tell the General you are unwilling to comply?
--> '''Hardy:''' [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu I don't care what you tell him.]]

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--> '''Faora:''' --->'''Faora:''' Should I tell the General you are unwilling to comply?
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comply?\\
'''Hardy:''' [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu I don't care what you tell him.]]



--> '''Zod''': [[spoiler: Stop! If you destroy this ship, you destroy Krypton!]]
--> '''Superman''': [[spoiler:...Krypton had its chance!]]

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--> '''Zod''': -->'''Zod''': [[spoiler: Stop! If you destroy this ship, you destroy Krypton!]]
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Krypton!]]\\
'''Superman''': [[spoiler:...Krypton had its chance!]]


* The [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome World]] [[HellIsThatNoise Engine]].

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* The [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome World]] [[HellIsThatNoise Engine]].

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--> '''Lara Lor-Van:''' "[[FlingALightIntoTheFuture Make a better world than ours, Kal.]]"


* If you note Clark's rescue of the oil rig workers, when he steps up to catch a tower from falling onto the rescue helicopter, the girder beneath his feet bend and break first, while [[SuperStrength he doesn't even quiver while holding several metric tons of steel over his head.]] [[SamaritanSyndrome His efforts lets the helicopter fly to safety.]]

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* If you note Clark's rescue of the oil rig workers, when he steps up to catch a tower from falling onto the rescue helicopter, the girder beneath his feet bend and break first, while [[SuperStrength he doesn't even quiver while holding several metric tons of steel over his head.]] [[SamaritanSyndrome His efforts lets let the helicopter fly to safety.]]


** And then Jor-El becomes a computer program. Deftly guiding Lois Lane through Zod's starship, shutting the door on Zod himself, and freeing his son.
--> '''Jor-El:''' Move your head to the left. (Lois moves, and Faora's fist misses her by inches.)

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** And then Jor-El becomes a computer program. Deftly guiding Lois Lane through Zod's starship, shutting the door doors on Zod himself, Zod's troops, and freeing his son.
--> '''Jor-El:''' Move your head to the left. (Lois moves, and Faora's Car-Vex's fist misses her by inches.)

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** This gives extra weight towards Swanwick's and Hardy's refusal to hand Lois over on Farora's demand: They're honoring Kal-El's terms to release Lois.


* For a minor character with hardly any lines and barely qualifies for ActionSurvivor status, Professor Hamilton gets one moment to himself when he [[spoiler: figures out how to activate the warp drive on Superman's rocket. It's unsure if he survived Faora backhanding him across the bulkhead of crashing into the Kryptonian ship, but he almost certainly is in the Phantom Zone with the rest of the Kryptonians now.]]

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* For a minor character with hardly any lines and barely qualifies for ActionSurvivor status, Professor Hamilton gets one moment to himself when he [[spoiler: figures out how to activate the warp drive Phantom Drive on Superman's rocket. It's unsure if he survived Faora backhanding him across the bulkhead of crashing into the Kryptonian ship, but he almost certainly is in the Phantom Zone with the rest of the Kryptonians now.]]


* Hearing RussellCrowe as Jor-El paraphrasing Creator/GrantMorrison's brilliant ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'' was pretty awesome too.

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* Hearing RussellCrowe Creator/RussellCrowe as Jor-El paraphrasing Creator/GrantMorrison's brilliant ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'' was pretty awesome too.


* From the teaser trailer, we have Superman breaking the sound barrier. It's not quite the same as [[Film/{{Superman}} reversing time by spinning the Earth backwards]] -- but let's face it, that sort of [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands plothax]] is from [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks a different era of Superman entirely.]]
** Hearing RussellCrowe as Jor-El paraphrasing Creator/GrantMorrison's brilliant ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'' was pretty awesome too.

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* From the teaser trailer, we have Superman breaking the sound barrier. It's not quite the same as [[Film/{{Superman}} reversing time by spinning the Earth backwards]] -- but let's face it, that sort of [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands plothax]] is from [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks a different era of Superman entirely.]]
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Hearing RussellCrowe as Jor-El paraphrasing Creator/GrantMorrison's brilliant ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'' was pretty awesome too.


* ''Creator/HansZimmer's soundtrack.'' A brand new Superman theme, for a new era and generation. If you can look past the nigh-legendary Music/JohnWilliams theme, and accept this for what it is, you'll find music that'll stand just as strongly and should be remembered all the same on its own merits.

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* ''Creator/HansZimmer's ''Music/HansZimmer's soundtrack.'' A brand new Superman theme, for a new era and generation. If you can look past the nigh-legendary Music/JohnWilliams theme, and accept this for what it is, you'll find music that'll stand just as strongly and should be remembered all the same on its own merits.

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** It should be pointed out that not only does Col. Hardy attempt to knife-fight an invulnerable alien, ''he'' is the one to attack.


** When talking with Lois in the interrogation room, Lois wonders why Superman let the army handcuff him. Supes [[FascinatingEyebrow raises an eyebrow]] with a sly smirk and says, [[DeadpanSnarker "Wouldn't be much of a surrender if I resisted."]] Though Cavill's Superman is more angsty than ChristopherReeve's, this is the first indication we get of that old-school confidence and wit.

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** When talking with Lois in the interrogation room, Lois wonders why Superman let the army handcuff him. Supes [[FascinatingEyebrow raises an eyebrow]] with a sly smirk and says, [[DeadpanSnarker "Wouldn't be much of a surrender if I resisted."]] Though Cavill's Superman is more angsty than ChristopherReeve's, Creator/ChristopherReeve's, this is the first indication we get of that old-school confidence and wit.

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