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Man of Steel

Finally.  Cecil discusses his thoughts on Man of Steel.

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Matthew Coats
Matthew Coats
Formerly known under the pseudonym of Alex Jowski. Site owner, movie aficionado, and film school grad. Matthew Coats presents reviews, some written, some as vlogs, and some as weekly shows, for a variety of different movies and television shows. After years of struggling to get his own projects off the ground amidst the normal routine of living, Matthew Coats decided to create a site in order to share and promote movie reviews, video games and much much more from talented and original people all across the internet.
  • SC2Daedalus
    June 3, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    The complaints myself and others have against the film are not nitpicks. The plot holes are plot holes because the film did not bother conveying explanations for these problems you address with a bit of fan fiction. I should not have to watch some guy talking about the movie’s story to get the movie. This also is not a case of an otherwise good movie with a collection of hangups. I find almost everything in Man of Steel to be utterly unlikeable beyond script hiccups.

    • SC2Daedalus
      June 3, 2014 at 10:41 pm

      I should mention though that although I disagree with some things you said I did like the episode and will be checking out more in the future.

    • jwiderski
      June 4, 2014 at 1:14 pm

      Most movies have plot holes in them to varying degrees, but people tend to use plot holes as an excuse at to why they don’t like a movie. However if the movie was effectively entertaining and immersive you shouldn’t have noticed any plot holes until after the movie was over. So the question is: What about Man of Steel prevented it from being entertaining and immersive enough that you noticed its plot holes? While you may know the answer to this, this is my usual response to people who complain similarly about The Dark Knight Rises or The Avengers and more often then not they refuse to do further analysis.

      • Dayaway
        June 4, 2014 at 10:37 pm

        I know my answer. I feel the film was shot badly; between the washed out color palette and rapid cuts, i didn’t like LOOKING at the film. But that’s only the start. Aside from Zod and Jor-El the cast was bad, Clark and Lois got ZERO on screen chemistry, Ma and Pa Kent did ok at best and bland at worst. Perry White is basicly NOT in the film. And for all the rest just read their lines and got there pay check. I would attack the soundtrack but I remember it. As for the script its was dour, there was never any joy or lightness to it. I like heavy film but you need to break it up with a little humor, or do something to earn the sorrow and pain. Which aside from Zod’s death(something i never had in issue with) we never got that.

        That why i hated man of steel, as for the ep of good bad flicks i liked it for the part. Truth be told i agree with Cecil on almost all the nitpicks he brought up. My problem are different.

  • sandstar
    June 5, 2014 at 4:26 am

    I think you just didn’t “get it” By the way, that’s a classy come back. I love people who tell me I don’t get something, and that’s why I hate it.

  • Misterprickly
    September 12, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    This is why I take every new comic movie with a dose of salts.
    I look at them and ask “On it’s own, how is it?”

    Though “on it’s own”, it’s pretty good but I found myself not enjoying it.
    It just wasn’t my cup of tea though my brother and his kids loved it.

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