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monkeyfoot 7/10/2013 9:24:41 AM

Redhairs, I second your rant! Nobody worries about damage or possible deaths while reading the battles in comics. In the most beloved comic book movie The Avengers, I've never heard anybody complain about what must have been huge losses of human life that were caused. The Hulk smashes a huge space lizard/worm or Hawkeye knocks out an alien speeder and nobody worries about what it lands on. It's just cool and badass.

If you don't like the movie, its fine. But some of the petty arguments about why you think it sucked are the same in every comic you read.

mellowdoux 7/10/2013 10:37:00 AM

 C'mon... we all know "Godzilla Vs the Smog Monster" was the most infuential Kaiju film ever!!! ;)

Sing it with me!!!


God's ani-malssssss

Don't go away... Don't goooooooo...


joelr 7/10/2013 11:38:13 AM

@Redhairs and @monkeyfoot- Sorry guys, but it's not just a petty arguement, it's gained the attention of Superman writers new and old (go find Mark Waid's rant), and is definitely noticable to even a casual Superman fan. There is collateral damage, and then their is the armageddon that is MoS. I'm not going to get crazy granular, but there are plenty of moments of Supes and Zod crashing through office buildings etc. that are clearly full of civilains etc. Superman is a protector, and a regard for human life (the people he wants to accept him, and live among) is paramount.


If you want more evidence- there's a little wisecrack about it in Superman Unchained #2, out today.

thezillaman 7/10/2013 11:51:46 AM

 o.k for once i have to say i agree 1000% on this article. Great choices of movies starting non other than king Godzilla, . Talk about kiju distruction in seconds over half tokyo is wiped out and that's just when godzilla is on a rampage not to mention on a 4 way monster tag team battle, .  One of my fav. Is Godzilla Mothra battle for earth and  Godzilla vs The Smog Monster and Destroy all monsters, . Monster kaiju smash to the max..  

redhairs99 7/10/2013 1:15:06 PM

Joel, not saying it's a petty argument.  People can find anything to nitpick and agrue over. My point is that the comics and other well regarded animated versions of Superman have the same level or more of destruction and no body bitches about it.  I can pull out Superman #75 right now and see more destruction and collateral damage in it in Man of Steel.

Was it ideal to do the movie the way it ended up, probably.  I would've thrown in maybe one or 2 quick shots of Zod throwing some debris or cars, etc. at some humans and have Supes come in and save the day real quick, but I'm going going to say those missing elements ruined the movie for me.  I thought it was a heck of launching pad for a new series of films.  The mood of the film is very much a reflection of where the Clark character is.  It's dark in ways to mirror his feelings of isolation.  But it gets brighter and happier once he finds his place in the world.  I'm hopeful that the sequel would continue this trend and show a brighter version of Superman.

Daybreak0100 7/10/2013 2:20:10 PM

Superman actually tried to take the fight into space. so there you go.

thezillaman 7/10/2013 7:12:14 PM

 can you all please stick with Kaiju topic and not Superman!!! Wtf? Last i checked Superman is not Kaiju or did i miss something? 

blankczech 7/10/2013 7:47:21 PM

 zillaman...this (people getting off topic) happens all the time in Mania comments.  I'm sure I do it too (like now). I don't know how they can stop it...we've all got things we want to say and no where to say it, so we sneak our remarks into an unrelated thread.  I can see how that would piss some people off.  Maybe Mania writers could revisit movies after they've been out for a while...write an article that says MOS has been out for a month now, does anyone have anything new or interesting they want to say about it (something they want to get off their chest or vent about).

redhairs99 7/10/2013 8:13:18 PM

blankczech, I don't think it would've come but but Chuck did being Man of Steel into the discussion in the article itself.

Wyldstaar 7/10/2013 10:37:49 PM

Destroy All Monsters is the monster movie I've always wanted to see the most, but never have.  It was never aired on any of the local stations when I was a kid, and even as an adult I never saw it featured on Sci-Fi Channel.  The various articles I read as a kid that mentioned the film always made it sound like the greatest one ever, with lots of monsters I'd never even heard of, but wanted to see in action just the same. 

The bluray is only $140 or $100 on DVD too!  I certainly would never dream of torrenting it with such reasonable prices.  The "50th Anniversary Special Edition" is also available, which is especially odd considering that the fiilm won't be fifty years old until 2018.  I guess they decided to cash in now and avoid the rush.  Why wait?

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