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I'll confess, I'm not a huge fan of Superman, but I liked the first 2
movies with Christopher Reeves A LOT. In fact I liked the second one so
much (coincidentally the one with General Zod also) that I was curious
to watch what I thought was an improved remake of the old one. What a
colossal disappointment, character development was non-existent, the
plot wasn't interesting or enjoyable, there were lots of useless scenes
which should have been deleted but weren't (like the scene at the bar
with the trucker, or the one where Clark steals clothes from the trunk
of a car), an awful lot of plot holes and endless, painfully boring
fight scenes - and I usually like those! I give it one star in order to
help put this movie's score where it belongs, which is around 5, not 7.
Bottom line is: even with special effects from 30 years ago, Superman II is infinitely better than this abomination. A good movie needs a good story, and that story needs to be well told, period. That didn't happen in Man of Steel unfortunately, not even remotely.
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I'm a huge sci-fi fan and also an admirer of Scott's work, but I'm
probably not going to watch a movie solely because it was directed by
him anymore. This was probably one of the worst movies I've seen in the
past few years, including a few that were made for TV.
The screenplay seems to have been written by a 13 year old school kid. The plot has so many holes it's ridiculous, I was annoyed and deviated from the movie to the plot holes less than 10 minutes into the watching it, which is saying something. Here are some of the highlights that weren't mentioned in the reviews I've read:
1. It's a trillion dollar mission and basically no one in the crew knows what the hell they're doing there until after they reach their destination.
2. As soon as the crew gets out of their suspended animation chambers, one of the members starts showing an attitude towards mission command during their first briefing. Not in a million years would anyone with a dysfunctional personality be allowed in the most trivial space mission, let alone an important one.
3. It's important to decontaminate a specimens collected from the surface of the planet while in the lab, but the "scientists" don't wear their helmets while collecting it making the decontamination in the lab completely useless.
4. The reasons / motivations for basically anything in the movie are not plausible or believable leading to deep annoyance and boredom during the torture that is watching this movie.
5. The characters have either idiotic or psychotic personalities, some times both. Even in real life astronauts are usually extremely intelligent and able to cope with and keep their cool under stressful situations.
6. The plot development is painfully slow and a lot of the time doesn't make enough sense to be sufficiently believable that the spectator can get into it and forget about the plot holes.
My advice is, honestly, stay away from this movie at all cost. I know a lot of people won't be able to, and out of curiosity will watch this monstrosity anyway. But remember: you have been warned.
Seems anyone can be a movie producer / director / screen writer these
days. One of the worst stories I've ever seen in a movie, crippled by
awful directing and poor acting even from Nicolas Cage, of whom I
happen to be a fan. The movie is a complete disaster from beginning to
end, failing to capture the spectator because of a weak storyline, bad
timing and management of tension and viewer expectations, and action
sequences that besides not having the impact the film maker wishes they
had, look pretentious and anti-climatic.
About the lines written for the characters, all I can say is: if *I* was invited to work in this movie as an actor (and I'm not an actor by any stretch of the imagination), I'd still be embarrassed to say them and ashamed that other people would watch me doing it.
The fight scenes are not believable at all, seems like people are waiting to be punched in the face, shot or whatever it is that's going on at any given moment. The reasons given for the outcome of any conflict in the movie seem like the ones a child would come up with while playing with his little friends.
I went to see the movie in a 3D "XD" (Extreme Digital) movie theater and even that didn't compensate enough how bad the movie is that I wouldn't be anxious to get out by 3/4ths into watching it.
Now here's something I definitely don't get, how can Stan Lee let such a horrible, horrible, horrible abomination like this thing be released under the Marvel name?