JH Sounds Posted June 16, 2013 Report Share Posted June 16, 2013 (edited) I have to say, I was a bit blindsided by the Matrixness of the film. At one point I even expected Perry White to blurt out "He fights for us." The fact that Man of Steel spends a bit more time rounding out the character motivations is where that similarity ends though. I assumed the whole retelling of the Krypton/Smallville mythos would bog down the film, but I think they did a decent job of using those moments to flesh out the characters (Kal-El in particular) to make their plights relatable. These are aliens who have powers beyond a normal human being's comprehension, and yet I managed to care about them a little bit. I think that's an accomplishment. Having both the internal and external conflicts be about alienation also works decently, I think. Snyder, Goyer and Nolan work pretty well together IMO; an example that comes to mind was that one brief shot showing Zod's crew salvaging an engine part or somesuch thing -- it's a striking visual image of Kryptonians in Superman-like suits physically pushing a piece of machinery, accompanied by swift narration. It lasts like half a second, but it's very efficient and memorable exposition that's emblematic of a good storytelling team. So, what did you think of the film? Edited June 17, 2013 by JH Sounds Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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