How can I start? This is my first, proper review on FanEdit and I am thrilled. I will start by saying I have seen this fan edit long ago and is definitely one of the best I have seen until now. My premise is this: when I saw "Man of Steel" on DVD, I was definitely disappointed, as I hoped the film's cast and crew would bring the character in the same direction as Batman, having Nolan participate in the production. What of all things bothered me, though, was what I believed in "Man of Steel"'s potential sequences and foremost narrative, being able to deliver strong sequences and music which, although very loud, pretty strong, especially in some scenes.
I am glad to say I was right in this, and thanks to Samspider3 I have my go-to version of the film, now strong, and which raises each sequence's value and importance. The flashbacks are wonderful, and the perspective is strong. The film starts in a way, with the oil rig scene, which just blows the viewer away. I agree the plot hole of having Zod want Lois Lane on the ship for pretty much other than no reason was pretty creepy, as is having Lois say "I'll go", which, although kind of anonymous, it just flaws on the screenwriters. This was the only 'nitpick' I had, also having the editor remove all of that bloated and exaggerated actions scenes, which were especially overlong and pretty much pointless. Now the film has a reasonable length and is what you would expect going in theaters.
I do fear having the card read "Two years later" as well as having Lois Lane not knowing Superman's real identity will break continuity with the up and coming "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", and, if it does... this will still be my preferred version of "Man of Steel". Stunning! Well done!
I will start my review by saying this is the first fan edit of a movie I only viewed once. I liked Man of Steel, but felt it was too flawed to bother watching my dvd again...kind of a waste of $20. Now this fan edit is going into my dvd case and it will get re-watched and shown to my friends.
The changes made in this edit fix almost all of my problems with the film. The narrative flows better, not perfect, but greatly improved over the original. Superman feels like the hero he is supposed to be. The action scenes now add excitement to the story, rather than overwhelm it with explosions and collapsing buildings. Jonathan Kent is a good, but worried father, instead of a jerk of who thinks his son should let his friends die. Lois Lane doesn't know Clark Kent, she only knows Superman. Again, this version just works better than the original.
The only part that stood out to me was when Lois Lane volunteers to go with Superman onto Zod's ship. Nobody asked her join and there's no reason the Kryptonians would have agreed to her going along. It wasn't a terrible edit, just a flaw that couldn't be removed entirely because of the original script.
This fan edit turned a disappointing movie into something I would watch again. I think this is exactly what a good fan edit should do.
This is the first edit I have seen of samspider3 and being a huge Superman fan I must say CONGRATULATIONS, this edit is awesome, I really enjoyed this. Just the first image when I saw the variation of colors and how vivid the film is just made it better for me instantly. The transitions in editing are great, the development of the character and the tone down of depression and violence was really rewarding, thank you very much for this edit, it really made my day, I can guarantee multiple views and recommendations.