Many books find their way onto our writerly shelves and never leave, but there are certain reads that we want to pull out time and time again. The Situation and the Story:
You will help them accomplish wonders. You will guide them so they might not make the same mistakes we did. You will show them this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and the planet began to heal.
Get him doing and saying interesting things. The entire plot is a festering cancer of incompetence. Being in Man of Steel is like barrel-rolling a Jeep full of incontinent donkeys.
Nobody walks away looking good. The military and Superman have one Kryptonian weapon against the Kryptonian invasion. Instead of doing a conventional aerial assault, like the last one that got totally wrecked by Kryptonians flying at Mach 20, why not have Superman fly it in?
Zod moves at an exceptionally slow pace when trying to recover the codex. I trained my entire life. Nor is he able to prevent a journalist from shooting her way out of captivity. Zod has at least 10 Kryptonians. Might have helped having more than 2 of the invaders try superpowered fighting.
Clark not figuring out a way to save his father secretly from the tornado e. Less blatant, but I think a smarter superhero could have spared Metropolis some devastation by drawing Zod away from the city.
We were expecting you tomorrow. If an alien that has threatened dire consequences for Earth parks a warship over a major city, sticking around to watch makes it less of a murder and more of a suicide.
This is probably obvious to everybody in the world but Metropolis. The conspiracy blogger was a pleasant surprise. If you need to blindly trust somebody, telling them how much you detest them while asking them for a favor probably should not work out all that well.
Perry refusing to run a huge story on a UFO sighting because he thinks that Lois might have hallucinated it. Okay, but did she hallucinate the multiple collaborating eyewitnesses?
Speaking of chronic incompetence, about 2 seconds after Perry refuses to run her UFO article, Lois gives it to a conspiracy blogger to run. She gave him the article to read.
How could he have NOT figured it out? It accomplishes nothing but endangering Clark. Particularly if the enemy has proven utterly immune to conventional explosives.
Alternately, if the point is that the military is unable to respond in ways that might be effective, why give it so many scenes?
When a building collapses towards Perry, he tries outrunning it in the same direction it is falling. Emotional variety is missing.
I think Clark smiles twice in the entire movie and there are literally no moments that are exciting or cool.
Compare to much more effective dark movies, like Chronicle and Deadpool and Kick-Ass and Watchmen, which have a lot of despair and suffering, but ALSO have some levity and a lot of energy. Man of Steel is a gray pile of sadness where Superman stumbles from one tragedy to the next.
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