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Why Superman Man of Steel Super Sucked

June 19, 2013


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Time for another Open the Whoopass on a Movie video. Yay! This time, I’m talking about why Man of Steel was a terrible sack of crap. I was harsh on Iron Man 3, but…whooooaaaa. Man of Steel was a lot lot lot lot worse. If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t watch it. If you get frustrated by the illogical actions of idiots for the sake of plot pushing, don’t watch this movie. Watch Star Trek: Into Darkness. If you’ve seen it, and want to spend your money on Man of Crap, spend your money on a ticket for Star Trek again. Watching that movie twice is better than watching Man of Steel once.

One of the points I forgot to mention in the video is this: yes, I know you might be confused and wondering what channel you’re watching. Who am I, and why am I on the eatyourkimchi channel? Eatyourkimchi is mostly Simon and Martina. Simon wears glasses. You don’t have glasses, weird angry guy, so WHO ARE YOU?!?! Sure, that’s part of the Superman mythology, that he puts on glasses and people can’t recognize him, but COME ON! Laurence Fishbird saw this white dude flying in the air in blue spandex. I think he’d remember if someone looked like him in the future! BARGH!

Another point: at the end of the movie the city sure does look fine and dandy, rather than a city that was nearly DESTROYED UTTERLY INTO DUST. You know how much money it would cost to repair that all? Who’s paying the bill? Lex Luthor?

Ah. I don’t know. It’s like they started writing the screenplay for the movie thinking “I want to see Superman fight other Supermen,” wrote in those parts, and then came up with drivel to fill in the rest of the movie. The villains were stupid. Superman was kinda stupid. The plot was stupid. The climax was stupid. All of it, just a really, really bad film.

Maybe you’re DC biased, and Superman is one of your favorite characters ever, so you feel you have to watch it. First of all, where are you?! I haven’t met a single person who likes Superman. The idea of him is cool, but I’ve never met anyone into reading Superman comics and being like “yeah, Superman rocks!” I read “Kingdom Come” and Superman sucked. If anyone can recommend a Superman comic line worth reading, please share. I need to try to find something good about him.



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  1. Yes, there is a music store in Koreatown on Bloor. You can also try Pacific Mall in Markham.

    2 years ago
  2. So much for opening the happy…. I’m kidding. This is hilarious!

    2 years ago
  3. I agree with you Simon on many points. I didn’t feel like this was a Superman movie. I thought the flashbacks editing was choppy and interdispersed with a spacey action film. I was hoping for a more deep plunge into Superman’s struggle being accepted and growing up. I hated the splicing of Kypton genes into his DNA…Bad plot device, and I didn’t like that they tried to give Zod a purpose. He is suppose to be a psycho path…don’t try to soften him up with genetic breeding,etc.

    2 years ago
  4. For another point of view, see Angry Joe’s review. I liked the movie as a reboot to a stale franchise, it is not the comic book Superman or the candy-ass Christopher Reeve. Simon must of gone to the bathroom & missed Jor-El explaining to Lois how to stop Zod.

    2 years ago
    • Christopher Reeve was no candy ass, there would be no comic genre if were not for him. He was amazing as Superman. Cavill was an effeminate cry baby, also there have been rumors that Cavill is a in the closet homosexual and that he slept with his Man of Steel personal trainer, he was rumored to have homosexual relationships in the past, and his Man of Steel suit is gay as hell. Reeve was married twice and fathered three children, no evidence of him being gay. Man of Steel felt like a gay porn movie and was gay as hell, many feminists put the film down as being a hyper masculine and mysoginist macho movie when in fact it was one of the most gay movies ever made.
      I am a big Superman fan and had high hopes for it only to find it was one of the most gay movies ever made. Even Superman Returns was better and everyone was calling Brandon Routh gay when in fact Routh is straight and got married shortly afterwards.

      8 months ago
  5. Thank you. Thank you. I was the one asking in the live stream if you’d seen it or not, cause I knew you’d RAGE. I was dragged with for a friend’s birthday (she’s a superman fan–like hardcore) and even she was like “meh” afterwards. I was that person in the theatre laughing at inappropriate times–SO BAD! Thanks for raging on all the things I hated. You missed one of my favorite plot holes though, when S.man went to tell the army commander his plan to turn it into a blackhole everyone was like a) “we know what krypton is and how what you’re talking about will work!” and b) “S.man is totally on our side back him up we take orders from him!” When at the end they’re trying to track him down again….

    2 years ago
  6. Simon, in light of your review, I think you will appreciate this Man of Steel summary I saw on i09


    2 years ago
  7. Thank you! I am a huge DC fan, but Superman is such a stupid douche in the comics. How does anyone like him?

    2 years ago
  8. lol haven’t watched the movie but this was hilarious regardless XD

    2 years ago
  9. Hey, I’m going to assume from your previous comments that you didn’t mean any of that in a malicious way yeah :p

    2 years ago
  10. wow I completely disagree with you. I liked Man of Steel and I can’t believe you didn’t like Iron Man 3 either. Man of Steel could of had a little better story but it wasn’t a crappy one. They did this superman a little bit different which is why i liked it. I’m glad they didn’t do lex luther b/c that’s been done so many times already. Henry Cavill played a really good superman. The acting didn’t suck and the action sequences were pretty bad ass but they could of toned down some parts. Overall I liked it. It would of been better if Christopher Nolan would of directed it. It was a lot better than Superman Returns and yes the ones with Christopher Reeves are classics but they are completely corny as hell and b/c of the times the special effects suck.

    2 years ago
  11. Sorry Simon. Love your reviews but you’re way off base here. Your Marvel bias is showing. Who loves and reads Superman? A lot of people. You need to expand your circle of friends to include DC fans as well. Superman is the grand daddy of all superheroes. You need to check into some of the classic Superman stories as well as some of the DC animated full-length movies. They are outstanding. The DC new 52 is also quite good.

    You also missed 3 key themes in the movie:

    1) The power of free will.

    2) How would a character with immense power who was raised to hide and fear those powers react in the real world.

    3) Would they choose to be good or evil.

    The whole film revolves around those themes. You’ve either chosen to ignore them or made them look absurd. No one wants another jokey and hokey Christopher Reeve/Richard Donner Superman who does everything with a wink, a smirk and a nod. For once, we got a real life flesh and blood Superman. I, for one, loved it.

    2 years ago
    • Yes exactly. I, for one, collect any and all Superman, and SuperGirl stories, movies, and cartoons. I have my favorites and they’re usually the good or at least well written story arcs. I too loved this movie. I do still enjoy jokey one-liner Superhero movies. It’s why I loved the first Iron Man. I’ll call duds, duds though…cough…CatWoman (a guilty pleasure, but so, so lame) and SuperGirl (I have that one too, out of principle, also absolutely horrible). But Man of Steel is not a dud. It was well acted, well crafted, and the technology is “believable”. Geek out warning…I loved the fact that the Kryptonian technology was mechanics based on natural forms…ex. The little ships are based on bug design…ok. Ending engineering geek out. :D

      2 years ago
  12. Another one of the absurdities was that if they can terraform Earth into Krypton and have done the same to numerous hostile planets centuries in the past when they liked the idea of space exploration, why don’t they just take their machine and use it elsewhere, for instance at Mars or at Venus? Sure, I have to grant that Superman has the codex and they cannot repopulate without the codex… But that may easily be overcome by asking nicely to Superman to let his scientist do his job of just searching through his DNA and stuff. The scientist did say that there is no need for Superman to be alive to get the codex off Superman’s DNA, but there is no logical contradiction in that Superman has to be dead or will die in the process of codex extraction. If the only kryptonians alive are superman and the prisoner crew, why don’t they just try to get a long happily through conversation?

    IMHO, I felt more persuaded by the general’s line of argument about him being programmed and being without the autonomy to control his decisions than superman’s whiny little argument about I don’t want humans to die so kryptonians must die. That’s serious extremes, and only the Sith lords deal in extremes.

    2 years ago
  13. I dislike Sci-Fi and avoid it at all costs. But I enjoyed this movie as much as I could for a Sci-Fi movie. I just wish there was less Sci-Fi-ness and more dialogue and interaction with people on earth. I also wish there had been less technology used. Movies that use too much technology look like they are covering up for a bad plot or a lack thereof.

    General Zod and the Phantom Zone are part of the Superman story so you can complain about the Superman story sucking in that department not the Movie. Lex Luthor is my favourite villain so I was bummed that he didn’t appear.

    And I agree Jonathan Kent should not have died that way. Stoopid Superman! But Jonathan does die; they should just have chosen a better death for him.

    Jor-El was perfect.

    2 years ago
  14. Agreed and Disagreed , you have made value points which I agreed! But come on we have to give some credit they sell the illusion and make me believe, it was a good movie when you compare Superman Return vs. Man of steel I still prefer this one I must said I was expecting this one to be a little bit more slow, like Batman recent movies. But I guess I was wrong… Maybe if they have develop it a little more slower then it would have make scene. Still love it no matter how bad “was” now that you bring up those points.

    2 years ago
  15. I didn’t watch this movie, but your ranting about sucky movies makes my day. :)

    2 years ago
  16. I like the title, Open the Whoopass! HA!

    Completely agree with you Simon, but as a girl I have to point out that the studio was probably hoping lots of scenes with Henry Cavill half naked and in spandex would make up for the lack of plot. Also, its TRADITION for Superman movies to suck. There hasn’t been a decent Superman movie since Christopher Reeves was Superman. I’m really disappointed in Chris Nolan. I thought he would do this series justice because The Dark Knight trilogy was soooooo GOOD! I’m going to give part two a chance when it comes out in two or so years only because this trilogy might follow the Batman pattern. Batman Begins definitely wasn’t as good as The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. Man of Steel sucked so bad it can only get better from here. Plus more half naked Henry Cavill :) And I don’t know if you remember the Batman/Superman hour of cartoons on the WB 13 or so years ago. I recommend watching those.


    2 years ago
  17. Ha! This is the ad on the page right now!

    2 years ago
  18. Seinfeld! Seinfeld loves Superman! There was a whole Superman sketch that was kind of a commercial thing he did years ago.


    2 years ago
  19. I think this is a very flawed “review” lots of nitpicking and most of the points you raised are easily answerable. The film explains lots of them.

    1) The rulers of Krypton did not agree with Jor-el or General Zod that their destruction was imminent. They refused to believe that the actions and direction that they took had doomed the planet. That’s something that agrees totally with the premise established in the comic books. Jor-el is unable to convince his contemporaries in time and that is why he chooses to send his son to another planet. It is also why General Zod shouts at them during his sentencing. He took action because he believed in Jor-el’s words and he was willing to do whatever it took to save the planet. That included taking over Krypton.

    2) Scientist guy was obviously a part of the group who tried to overthrow the government. I don’t think you can save a dying planet or even evacuate a planet without one scientific mind there to help…

    3) It was what his dad wanted. He didn’t feel it was time for Clark to reveal his powers and this would have totally exposed him. He wasn’t known by an alias, using a fake social security. He was in his home town where he was known as Clark Kent. He was also still a minor and believed in his father so when he told him no he listened. That doesn’t mean he lost his propensity to save people it just means that in this one case he didn’t because his dad felt it was more important for him not to. You can tell Clark is haunted by his choice.

    4) Journalists do stupid shit. I thought it was much more ridiculous that she was only wearing one layer of clothes, a puffa jacket and a hat. She didn’t even bother to put her hood up!

    5) How did he appear in the ship in the first place? Because they are a more advanced society and Jor-el was a very well respected scientist? I think him making a suit appear that is the right size seems like much less of a feat when you realise he managed to send his son to another planet in a space ship and created a way for his conciousness to appear in the future even though he was long dead.

    6) How does he shave? This is the only one not answered in the film. In the comic he uses a piece of his ship and reflects his own heat vision back onto his face to burnt he stubble off.

    7) It was a bit random that he brought her onto the ship. But he probably noted their close connection and decided to mine her for information in case Superman was not willing to co-operate. Also, Superman should have stopped her from going? I don’t think she would have taken that very well. Sure he could have physically restrained her but she made the decision to go because she realised the situation would have gotten hostile if she had refused. Who is Superman to tell her what she can and can not do? Just as he trusted the judgement of his dad and believed in him by not rescuing him. He trusted the judgement of Lois and respected her right to make that decision.

    8/9) Because he is an unreasonable dick. He was a relic of the old Kryptonian breeding programme he was a born and bred warrior with Krypton as his number 1 priority. He must have felt extreme emptiness after the destruction of the planet and he was searching for a way to fix his inability to save the planet. He didn’t want to co-exist with humans and create a new way of living. He wanted to rebuild the old Krypton; that’s why Jor-el told him that they were both ghosts. They were both ghosts of a time that had gone by, relics of a failed era and a way of doing things which only led to destruction. Jor-el realised that they needed to start a new, Zod wanted to hold onto the past.

    10) He didn’t but his dad did. Jor-el told Lois who then relayed the information to Clark and then in turn the military. They explain that right there in the film in very very clear terms… Very clear.

    11) This one I will give you. She didn’t need to be and I found her generally a bit annoying; they were trying too hard to push that whole Superman/Lois Lane thing. But it was hard to as it was such a high paced film and she wasn’t very well developed as a character. Hopefully that’ll change in the sequel.

    12) Because of what Superman had done Zod couldn’t save Krypton and recreate what once was. That is why he felt that he had failed and saw the murder of Superman or his death as the only option.

    13) Because the final battle scene was set in Metropolis and just looked cooler there. That is the only reason; yes they could have made Superman lure Zod away so they could fight out in the open. But it was much more fun for them to fight in a city. It looked better and added more excitement.

    14) She saw where they landed and was worried about him? You really don’t know how far away it was from where she initially was standing. Nor does it matter… It’s not a very important point. This is nitpicking at it’s finest. Sort of like how when someone who you generally find to be very annoying and grating does something very innocent like ask you how you are it still drives you crazy.

    We also do not know how long it is before Superman moves to metropolis and starts at the Daily Planet. It could have been years after the incident with Zod. Enough time for him to gain some qualifications to become a journalist, for some of Metropolis to be rebuilt and for the fine details of that day to be jumbled in Perry’s mind.

    There were some minor plot point inconsistencies but it was generally a good film. Visually impressive and a good solid origins story for Superman.

    2 years ago
  20. My generally feelings on this video are as follows: … *ahem*…


    That is all.

    2 years ago
  21. While I won’t say this is the best superhero movie ever or anything similar, I really have to disagree with you on points that you’ve made.

    1 – The rulers of Krypton don’t believe there’s anything wrong with Krypton & fucked things up. THAT’S why General Zod is rebelling, trying to take over the government & eventually fails to do so. Now re-emphasizing that the rulers DO NOT think that there’s anything wrong with Krypton, they freeze the rebels (General Zod & crew) & send them to the Phantom Zone. They’re not supposed to wake up from that state, the only reason they do is because Krypton was destroyed. & they also mentioned that they reworked the ship to travel to other places, it’s purpose wasn’t to travel.

    2 – Clark DID try to go save the dog but Jonathan didn’t let him, he told him to protect his mother & get her to safety. As per a conversation in his childhood with Clark when he saved a busload of children, prompting a bit of chaos – that oh so special bit of dialogue came up. “What did you want me to do? Just let them die?” “Maybe.” Jonathan is SO convinced that Clark will be taken away & locked up, shaking everyone foundation in religion & being human because he’s the answer of ‘if we’re alone in the universe’ & all this… he’d rather Clark hide his gift from everyone & pretend to be normal. Cut to tornado scene. Clark is 17 when this happens, they’re in front of a lot of people. Clark doesn’t want to go against his father’s wishes. Even when he was about to fly in & save his father, he refused. Granted, yes, he did later betray that because Clark couldn’t help but save people…but he always disappeared. Always left the town & used fake names so no one could track him. In Smallville, everyone would’ve known who he is, where he is & reported it to someone, putting into events the things Jonathan didn’t want to happen. Plus what would happen to Martha when she was found housing an alien & knew it the whole time? Jonathan didn’t want that to happen to his family.

    3 – I feel like you were kinda digging when it came to Lois walking on the ice. Stupider shit happens in other movies, someone desperate to get an exclusive, awesome story would risk things. Watch American TV for pity’s sake. I watched camera men CRAWL ON THE GROUND to get closer to a shooter. So to say it’s far stretched is just pulling for straws.

    4 – Being a farm boy from Kansas doesn’t make you an automatic idiot. You would actually think that they would know things like that more, you know with wounds coming up on the farm…I mean shit, I learned that when I was a kid so to throw him under the bus for that was stupid BUT I agree that the internal bleeding wouldn’t be solved by cauterizing the wound.

    5 – The body suit – NOW, your better argument would be, how can Jor-el create things in the 18,000 year old spaceship in the ice when he died only 33 years ago & it’s his subconscious talking to him the whole time? Clearly the ship didn’t belong to the House of El so where did the suit come from? With what was being shown on the ship, you know, the babies in pods, I really don’t think bitching about how big a suit was makes a valid angry point. xD I would also note that we didn’t see all of Jor-el’s teachings in the ship so…maybe he could make shit appear, idk.

    6 – Someone below has posted how Superman shaves. It’s canon. lmao.

    7 – Lois & the ship – this is a loose plot point but it does make sense. Zod doesn’t know how Clark will react to being on their ship. It’s only when he starts coughing up blood do they realize he cannot handle Kryptonian atmosphere, despite being Kryptonian. That’s why Lois is given a helmet, not Supes. On that same note, if he was strong enough to resist digging for information in his brain, Lois makes a wonderful substitute. A nice bargaining chip too, should he try something. Also – Lois is trapped in a room in Kryptonian technology. Why in the ever living hell would they sit & watch her when they know she wouldn’t be able to break through it? The only reason she got out was because she had Jor-el’s subconscious take over the ship. But again – lame plot point because they needed to make her more important by learning how to send the ship back to the Phantom Zone permanently.

    8 – Zod plus being civil & remaking Krypton – Did we watch the same movie that you want Zod to be civil with Supes as his last words on Krypton were “I WILL FIND HIM!” ? He tried to overthrow his own government by killing & attacking everyone & you think he should go the civil route? He’s already established as ruthless! Crikey! In this story, on Krypton, your path is chosen for you. The fact that Supes has free-will goes against everything in the Kryptonian culture that Zod is trying to protect, perserve & remake. That’s why he wants Supes dead, he’s not really one of them & if Zod’s to remake a Krypton, Supes cannot be involved.

    9 – It was Jor-el who told them about smashing the ships relayed to Supes by Lois. Not. Superman. How did Jor-el know? Because he created the goddamn ship! He SAID SO. Convenient – yes. But don’t make an argument about that when it’s nawt true.

    10 – I WILL agree that Lois DID NOT need to be there on the mission but I found it even dumber that she fell out right before the ship crashed & is conveniently saved by Supes before she’s sucked into the Phantom Zone.
    Nitpicking with the aiming of the fight & Lois getting there but whatever!

    Despite some of the questioning plot points, I still HIGHLY enjoyed the movie & thought it was a very well done origin story for Superman. It is fine that you disagree but some of your arguments were invalid ;]

    Also, read Red Son as someone else suggested, it’s very good.

    2 years ago
    • 1. If they have a ship that can send prisoners into space, why don’t they have one to evacuate anybody when the planet blows up?
      2. Why tell Clark he’s here for a reason if he’s not allowed to save anybody? Even a non-superpowered person could have run over there and tried to help his dad. He wasn’t that far away. Why try and save a stupid dog in the first place? That scene is so bad it’s actually pretty funny.
      3. Fine. Lois climbs on ice. But how does she always magically happen to show up whenever Superman lands in some random place? Is she psychic?
      9. Wouldn’t creating a black hole next to the Earth also destroy Earth? And why does a slow human airplane piloted by Detective Stabler have to fly Superman’s baby shuttle all the way there? Why can’t Superman just carry it at super speed? How does the nerdy military scientist have any idea what the Kryptonians are doing?

      Gah. This movie was so dumb. I could go on, but I don’t want to.

      2 years ago
    • I don’t think Simon was nitpicking in his last point honestly. Although I don’t agree with the majority of the points he made, (sorry Simon!) he did have a point about Lois randomly showing up at the end of the last fight. Zod and Superman ‘flew’ for so long and at such a lightning fast speed before finally crashing into that museum (it was a museum right? Can’t remember honestly :P) and I too found it ridiculous when Lois showed up there hardly a minute later. Ain’t no taxi that fast! :/

      Yes, stupider stuff happens in other films too, but honestly, in such a high-budget film made by one of the best film crews in Hollywood, such ‘conveniences’ are not acceptable.

      Other than that I agree with all your points and that this was a very good origins story. IMO everyone, especially comic/graphic novel fans should go watch it!

      2 years ago
    • 1B) When addressing the council, Jor-El also says that the planet will be destroyed in 6 weeks (a departure from canon). In the movie, Jor-El and Lara rush to launch Kal-El not because of the imminent destruction of the planet, but because of Zod’s attack. And because Jor-El has just committed a treason by entering the genesis chamber and stealing the Codex. Also, I doubt even the Kryptonians would be able to clean up their city, change their clothes, get Lara’s mass of curly hair under control, convene the council, and put Zod and his compatriots on trial in under 2 hours.

      2B) Who is more important: Martha or the dog? Clark stayed back and could protect Martha (and the other people) if something happened. So although going after the dog was more dangerous and better suited to Clark, it was more important that Clark stay where he was.

      3B) Yup.

      4B) Yup.

      5B) It’s possible that the designs for the suit were in the command key along with everything else. And I’m pretty sure that if the ship was advanced enough to make the suit, it could tailor it to Clark.

      5C) No word about Cavill’s chest hair poking up over the collar?

      6B). Yup.

      7B) Yup.

      8B) Yup.

      9B) Yup.

      10B) Because what Superman movie is complete without him catching Lois after she falls?

      Seriously, Simon.I know you’re more of a Marvel fan, but this was just a bad review. Check your facts before going on a rant. Very disappointing.

      2 years ago
      • To answer the question, “who is more important, Martha or the dog,” of course the answer is Martha. So why try and save the %$#! dog in the first place? Especially since he quickly gives up and tries limping away? What was the point of that?!

        2 years ago
    • I agree with Tee all thought Erin you have some good points but some people see this movie as different. The points Simon brought up are very valied points however you yourself acnknowledged some of the points along with putting in your own points. I have to admit the whole dumb farmboy thing isn’t something that should have been brought up because who is to say he didn’t go to university or learn something in high school but at the same time. But if you took Superman’s background out of it saying that line i personally think makes him sound dumb in general. Lets say he learn that in school wouldn’t you have learned other stuff also and with that other stuff you would have figured out something that might be more practical. The big thing is you dont learn about that type of medicide until you in medical school. But being a superhero anything is possible. However judging from all other superman shows i don’t think he went to medical school. So he either would have the abiluty to be super smart or advanced medical knowledge or I personly think the line was just put in to make superman seem cool.

      2 years ago
    • Tee

      I think the point Simon was trying to get across with the dog scene was why did Clark agreed to lead his mother to safety whilst letting his father go into a dangerous situation. Considering Clark has a higher chance of survival shouldn’t he argue with his father that it would be better for him to save the dog instead? Both Clark and his father went into the situation knowing that the rescuer would be at risk. Yet Clark didn’t argue or show concern that his father or at least say: “Dad, let me do it. It’s too dangerous for you.” It was as though this no-fuss scene was ushering in his father’s demise and conveniently nailing in the lesson that Clark had to hide his identity.

      Most people aren’t bothered by the “conveniences” and to some it sounds like nitpicking. Truth be told, it’s entirely up to the viewer. Some people aren’t bothered by the “conveniences”. Really. They barely notice it and just enjoy the movie. And to some it just sticks out like a sore thumb.

      Really liked your video, Simon. Some of the things you mentioned I had also laughed at when I watched it. It’s good to know I wasn’t the only stranger laughing.

      E.g.: Lois watching Superman fighting Zod from a crater some ways away, then they crash landed at a station and start fighting and a few minutes later, Lois appears on the scene: I laughed. I had to. It just didn’t make sense! How did she get there so quickly? So kudos, Simon on point #14.

      Another one for Simon: Perry was watching the gravitational field advance. This scene (I’ve no idea if it’s the way they’ve arranged it) happens after we get people running on the streets, buildings being destroyed, left right and centre, cars thrown up the air, the government watching the field slowly expand over their monitors, even had the time to theorise the purpose of the field. If we were to follow the scenes linearly, the destruction has commenced, the gravitational field is slowly levelling everything within its radius, citizens are panicking and trying to escape. Then we cut to the scene where Perry is watching everything calmly and he says “Okay, time to evacuate.” You can’t help but think: “NOW you evacuate? You could have done it 10 minutes ago when everyone ELSE was panicking. Instead, you wait in your building watching until the field has gotten close enough and THEN you evacuate.” Did anyone else think that or was it just me? (Btw, I laughed at this scene too)

      2 years ago
    • you my dear Erin, is now my bias simply becos u stood up against the mighty dorthaki man warrior Simon LOL. i loved man of steel more than iron man 3 to be honest. just like you said there are some plot holes and “conveniences” but its overall a nice movie in my opinion.

      2 years ago
  22. OMGGG thank you, Simon. I can’t tell you how many of my USA friends LOOOOVED it. And I was there with my popcorn and drink like, meh. Although I went with some Korean friends (I live in Korea), and they didn’t like it either.

    2 years ago
  23. Okay, I will admit, Superman actually is one of my all time favorite super heroes, however, I did not like this movie for all the points you mentioned PLUS … SPOILER… Superman doesn’t break necks and kill people. That kinda ruined the movie for me and the tornado scene was so stupid. If they didn’t lock the dog in the car in the first place, they’d all be under the bridge and safe.

    2 years ago
  24. I agree so much with you Simon one of the biggest things that bothered me is how all the destruction fell into two places, the farm and in the city. It was mostly like how much mindless destruction can we create? Apparently not enough so they went up into space destroyed a satellite and came back down to Metropolis destroyed it some more as the satellite falls down and helps destroy even more of the city. I also wasn’t too pleased with the lack of back story to Superman other then oh he grew up on Earth and that’s how he became so strong.

    2 years ago
  25. i agree. it sucked

    2 years ago
  26. Glad to know I can scratch one movie off my list of films to see. I have never really been much of a Superman fan anyways. My best memory of him was when the night crew I was part of had a DC vs Marvel Heroclix game and I whooped Superman’s butt using Wasp.

    2 years ago
  27. Haven’t see Man of Steel and never had any intention of seeing it, but this video amused me so much! It was so funny! I’m gonna go watch your rant review of Iron Man 3 (since I had no intention of seeing that movie, I didn’t watch it when you put it out).

    2 years ago
  28. Not related in any way to your post…but OMG!!! DOCTOR WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 years ago
  29. I’m just going to let this redditor explain my reasons for loving Superman (even if I hate a lot of his media).

    2 years ago
  30. ME AND MY SISTER WERE CRACKING UP ABOUT LOIS. Like, did she plant a GPS tracker when she stroked his face or something? How did she get across the town so quickly in 5 inch stilettos? How did her hair look completely perfect no matter what she went through?
    Also, was it just me, or was the sequencing on the movie really odd?

    2 years ago
  31. lol I luv this review!!!!!

    2 years ago
  32. Well looks like yet again another crappy Super Man movie. I want to like Super Man I do, but I cant’ sorry Super Man lovers. Just so you know Simon in the Sates we did learn all of those things you mentioned. hahahah Nah! I’m kidding. I was planning on seeing this but it looks like I’ll just wait for it to come out on red box so I only have to pay a dollar instead of $6. Actually I’m not sure if I’ll even do that.

    2 years ago
  33. I definitely liked the original late 70s version of this movie waaaaaayyyy better. Terence Stamp was so much fun as General Zod whereas Michael Shannon here is just a big whiny baby without an ounce of common sense in his brain. The original Zod’s motivations were much simpler. “Hey, here’s this weakling planet. I’ve got super powers. I can totally rule! KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!” and then the humans are like “We’ve got Superman” and Zod’s like “Whatevs. I got this.” And while they’re fighting throughout New York City, Superman actually takes the time to, you know, SAVE SOME DAMN PEOPLE AND NOT JUST SAY HE CARES FOR HUMANS BUT ACTUALLY SHOWS IT. They didn’t decimate the city because Superman’s main goal was just to save everybody. In this version, Superman’s like “hey, I’m sure the city will pay to rebuild that building… and that one… and that one… and I’m sure there were no people in those buildings either. I didn’t just totally kill a bunch of people in my desperate need to vent my anger from the past 30 years spent on Earth not being able to kick anybody’s ass…” OMG IT MADE ME SO GRUMPY! I am totally with you, Simon. I’m a big fan of Superman but this movie was super dumb and I wish I hadn’t wasted my money.

    2 years ago
    • I agree on Zod. But I thought this version of Zod was more interesting in that he wasn’t just all “Ohh new dictatorship for me.” I liked the fact they tried to make him a little more sympathetic-ish instead of just purely greedy evil. I thought it was more realistic as a…person. I do like the iconic “KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!” Too bad they couldn’t have worked that in somewhere. How Superman solves the Zod problem in the new movie was really my main quibble with it, the 70s version was more gimmicky but still consistent with the comic world. The new ending was the one big logic fail for me. Yes it’s a bit more “edgy” but I could only respond with “wait…what?!” I still loved the movie, and I’ll be buying it as soon as it’s out on DVD.

      2 years ago
  34. One more thing: Despite its flaws, Henry Cavill (Actor who played Superman) is flawless. *Fangurilla mode*

    2 years ago
  35. Hi Simon, I completely agree with you. This movie made me so sad, I’m kind of shocked they made a Superman movie this depressing and cynical.

    For some good Superman comics to check out I suggest Grant Morrison’s All Star Superman and Loeb & Sale’s Superman of All Seasons, I suggested these books when my film series showed the Donner film a couple of years ago: http://graphiccontent.org/2011/10/11/superman-book-list/

    Oh, you might also like Mark Millar’s Superman: Red Son, which is an elseworlds story that asks the questions “What is Superman landed in the Soviet Union”

    Those are without a doubt three of the best Superman books ever written.


    Erin Fraser

    2 years ago
  36. The movie was I would have to say 70 to 80% to the comics. If you haven’t read them then tough cookies. They also explain how it all works out, if you only paid attention to the detail.

    2 years ago
  37. Sorry Simon I disagree with you.

    Man Of Steel is “Can you imagine how people would react if beings like that actually existed?” I mean Perry White even questions Lois about her article of a man with super-powers. The movie is really about morals living with Gods and their awe-inspiring powers. Not the mention the question are we alone in the universe is finally answered with Zod and Superman.

    We can nit-pick the movie with all the holes but don’t forget the much beloved Batman movie series had it issues. I am still annoyed with Bruce Wayne in Dark Knight Rises. He mopped around for 8 years over a dead girl who wasn’t evening his girlfriend at the time. Also Bruce tells everyone he is Batman. The point of a secret identity is not to tell anyone the secret. Guess he missed that in Superheroes 101.

    Thank you Man of Steel. Lois Lane you are finally not a moron. She actually is a reporter who starts looking into who this super-man might be. She isn’t the Lois Lane of the past who is fooled by a pair of glasses and lame excuses. Not to mention the ending of the movie is not something the Man of Steel has only done a few times. Remember Superman does have a code of conduct unlike some other heroes.

    2 years ago
  38. You forget that she’s running around looking for Superman in the desert while wearing STILLETOS. What the actual fuck?!

    2 years ago
    • Hollywood and it’s unrealistic expectations of women


      2 years ago
      • Standing, okay. Running, though? Running in sand with NO shoes is awkward.

        2 years ago
      • There’s an article on the Tropes website called “The Most Common Superpower” it describes this pretty well. ;)

        But Yes I’m a huge Superman fan…and I loved the movie. Although one of the few quibbles I had was with the heels…um…really?! Lois always seemed a more pragmatic and persistent character. So I could totally believe she’d climb the ice shelf, but It bugged me that she’d be so prissy as wear heels in the sand. The only other real quibble I had was with the end… How Zod died. I thought he was like Clark…ie. mostly indestructible. I’m surprised Simon didn’t complain about that.
        So I agree with Erin above generally.
        Sorry Simon, although I totally agreed with your Iron Man 3 review…I have to disagree with you on Man of Steel. I thought it was well done and for a reboot of such an iconic character, I liked the story and the design.

        2 years ago
      • It takes mad skillz, but it’s possible.

        2 years ago
      • i can’t stand in heels, let alone run. She must have superpowers!

        2 years ago
  39. Well, I haven’t seen this movie but I laughed a lot. Once I see it on dvd, I’m sure I’ll laugh even more! :D

    2 years ago
  40. Super Junior- Super Man.
    If you wanna see 13 good super men.

    2 years ago