I know I'm super late to this party as well, but this movie didn't live up to my expectations. Waaaay too much hype, and the trailers were way too artsy for the movie's own good. The first 30 minutes were like a roller coaster ride through space-Narnia. Then came weird flashbacks that skipped through 10 seasons of Smallville really fast, and then the rest of the movie was way too much sh*t happening at once with not nearly enough explanation as to why.
Like, why is Lois Lane on a military aircraft on a suicide run towards an alien mothership? Why does every Kryptonian, capable of moving at super-speeds, just stand there and take the hit when an opponent prepares a super-charge? You'd think the other one could just dodge it, but they all take it to the face and get thrown through a million buildings.
The CGI was pretty good, although some of the flying scenes were a bit odd. I missed the lack of slow motion, though. Like when they're doing stuff at super-speed, it's just pow! and ten buildings explode before you realize it's because Superman/Zod was knocked through them all.
Speaking of collateral damage, what was going on there? It's like they all went out of their way to wreck as much sh*t as possible while fighting. Military shoots missiles into a populated area to kill three aliens, despite the fact that one of them is clearly fighting the other two. Then more pow!, zoom!, swish! and diesel trains are flying through the air, crashing the parts of town that weren't destroyed by missiles, Superman fighting Whatsherface, and A-10's crashing into the ground (by ground, I mean any nearby building, instead of the thousands of acres of farmland surrounding the town).
Couldn't help but wonder how much blood and muscle tissue Superman would have to clean off his suit after he got knocked through a seemingly populated building at the speed of a bullet. And no, the fight wasn't that great, because the collateral damage distracted me from the fight, and it was basically a remake of the Agent Smith vs Neo fight in Matrix Revolutions.
Wish they'd spent just a bit more time on Clark growing up in Smallville instead of 30 minutes on Pandora, followed by Zod wrecking Metropolis and Superman not saving anyone except Lois (he seemed like he couldn't be arsed even in that scene).
Meh, it looked promising, but in the end it was just another Superman flick. Unlike other Superman flicks, though, this one seemed almost ashamed to show off his superpowers. You get a small preview when he's doing the super strength thing on the oil rig, but that's about it. The rest of the time, his super powers are hidden behind a blur of movement.
Good movie, but not what I'd hoped for. Best thing about it was that the new Superman costume didn't look as silly as I'd feared.
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