Originally posted by TerryMcGuire
Jumbled. Just plain jumbled. The movie plays as if the head script writer handed twenty different 13 year olds a general outline and asked them to
write a couple of scenes which they then turned in to the head script writer who then took half an hour out of his lunch time and shuffled them all
together into the story line. Worse than that it seems he dropped half of the script parts on the floor and didn't notice they were
I disagree and you are exaggerating.
I suggest you watch the commentary review done by AMC movie editor John Campea. He made several good points as to why certain folks did not like the
pace and how the movie was cut.
To make it simple, certain viewer have already made up their minds before they walked into the theater and they already had a certain kind of
expectation of how this film should play out. Then when they find out it's not what they were expecting, they disliked it.
Most viewers, audience and critics alike, completely ignored the fact that the movie script was pretty much done in a "Narrative" format.
Most people, audiences and critics, were expecting a hand fed script where it leads you from point A to point Z in a sequential or more of a
chronological order. In short, a lot of people were expecting a Batman Begins script, then flipped when they didn't get what they wanted.
Young superboy is interspersed throughout the movie as flashback with Kevin Costner stinking up the place as Pa Kent. Old Pa offers nothing but
hackneyed catch phrases of morality and vaguely Christian morals with some kind of sense that Clark is some kind of Jesus in waiting.
What's your point here? You want us to sit in the theater and watch 30+ minutes worth of Jonathan and Martha Kent?
Of course it's going to have hackneyed catch phrases of morality and Christian morals. Last son of Krypton... father sends the son to save mankind...
when Superman leaves the ship in space after talking to Jor-El, the way he was floating.... a cross symbol... come on... Are you the "only" person
who cannot see where these ... mythical stories gets their inspiration from? The Human race has always been fascinated with the whole Messiah plot
lines, you know... The One, The Savior, The Chosen One... etc. etc. Ever watch "The Matrix"?
When Superman flies for the first time in his newly found costume, he flies over and through the worlds geological sites so fast that we can
hardly see where he is. I know that if I was flying for the first time I would take my time and enjoy the wonder of being able to fly rather than
stoking it up to Mach 10.
You know... more and more you're beginning to sound like the critics who gave negative comments about this film. It's like... you guys just don't
know what to hate about the film, so you just randomly start picking on things that are extremely trivial.
Superman flies FLT, what you've seen on screen, is only a fraction of what he can truly do in the comics in terms of aerial powers.
Also, according to the movie story line, after he got his suit, he was trying to "push" himself to test his own limits. Oh yeah, makes perfect
friggin' sense to just coast through the air at 25mph....
So you're beef here with the film is that Zack Snyder didn't let your super hero take a short vacation in the air? I just don't get some of you,
really. I just saw another critic on Rotten Tomatoes talking smack about how Henry Cavill is "too good looking", so he's not the right Superman.
What's next people? He didn't wear a red underwear on the outside? (Ever take a look at the recent 52's Superman?) Or perhaps you're mad because
they also dropped the little curl on his forehead?
The fight scenes were fine for a while but soon became tedious with nothing more to offer than what can be found in a dozen movies released
already in the last year. The fighting was not only tedious, it was also disturbing to be blasted so continuously by flashing lights and explosions
that I just had to turn away from the screen several times as it was giving me a head ache.
Spoken from a true non-comic book fan. Please do not lie and tell me you are because you're not.
You don't like the action sequence being too long? Go watch Superman Returns 2006, where Brandon Routh never threw a single punch. Perhaps that is to
your liking. Or better, go watch the 1981 Superman II where he looks like a flying chicken on wires while attempting to ... drop kick Zod.... perhaps
that's what gets you off?
No acting? Well, did you just sit through 2 hours and 38 minutes of... salmon swimming up the river? What did you watch if there's no acting?
You my friend, are one of those people who walked into the theaters expecting Donner/Lester, Reeves and a Williams tune. You never understood that
this is a brand new "Interpretation" of a "Modern Superman".
Perhaps you dig wearing bell bottoms and a mullet too?