Man of Tomorrow: A Man of Steel and Batman V Superman FanEdit

Man of Tomorrow: A Man of Steel and Batman V Superman FanEdit

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2013 / 2016
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326
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Brief Synopsis:
'Man of Tomorrow' is a narrative experiment that combines Man of Steel and Batman V. Superman into one film. The goal was to use material from both films to form a single, feature-length, 3-act structure that focuses on Superman.
Intention:
Like many, I was less-than-enamored with Batman V. Superman. The Ultimate Edition was much more coherent, but it was fundamentally the same film. This was a very dark story about Batman wanting to kill Superman… and Superman being kind of a dick most of the time. And while I wasn’t a huge fan of Man of Steel either, I did think it had some pretty great Superman moments, which BvS lacked. I decided to try to combine material from both films, focusing on their strengths and streamlining the narrative to the rise and fall of Superman.

Since I started with Man of Steel (2.2 hrs) and Batman V. Superman: Ultimate Edition (3 hrs), keeping the running-time down to 2.5 hours was no small task. A lot of plot wasn’t used (most of the Krypton sequence, the Smallville fight, the Africa subplot, the jar of pee…), but because the major threads that lead to the 3rd act of Batman V. Superman came directly from the battle in Metropolis (the crashed Kryptonian ship, the Kryptonite from the world engine, Batman’s distrust of Superman’s power) I chose to hone in on those story points as the core of the narrative for Man of Tomorrow. Several scenes were reordered or reworked to fit the new narrative structure and better weave the material from the the two films together. For example: Batman/Bruce Wayne is introduced in the 1st act, Superman doesn’t put on his suit until Zod appears, Lex Luthor interacts with the Kryptonian ship earlier, the dour shots of Superman’s heroism from BvS are used much more optimistically, and the flashback to Pa Kent’s death is utilized very differently, just to name a few changes to the structure.
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it was really amazing :)

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8.4
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I thoroughly enjoyed this edit. From beginning to end I thought it was nothing but an improvement, but I did notice I didn't feel as invested once the story transitions to BvS. However that is more a critique of BvS than MoT. Would recommend.

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This was, by far, the BEST version of this Narrative I've seen. I put it right up there with the "No Justice" fanedit. This edit reminds me why I loved Zack Snyder's Superman. Well Done Sir.

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This is a well done edit worth a watch, however I prefer watching individual edits of Man of Steel and BVS. I think the narrative works better with the 2 as individual films.

This is a very cool edit with some fantastic moments, if you are already a fan of both films you might not enjoy the edit as much. But for those looking for a fresh take it is worth watching.

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This is the second fan edit I've watched from this editor in two days. I'm really impressed with his work.

The Good:
Once again the edits are seamless and most of the editing choices were spot on. Many of the weaknesses of the two films are covered up by this edit. The awful editing and repetitive action of MoS is gone and so is the extremely convoluted conspiracy plot from BvS. The Martha scene is handled much better here, and cuts down on the cheese factor a little. I also loved how Pa Kent's sacrifice to hide Clark's identity from humanity is intercut with Superman's sacrifice to save humanity. This edit is definitely an improvement on the originals.

The Bad:
The first flashback scene is completely out of place in this edit. If you're going to utilize flashbacks, they should serve the story or inform us about the character in a meaningful way as it relates to what's happening. In the original film, it exists solely to set up that Zod has trouble when he is first exposed to Earth's atmosphere. In this edit it sets nothing up. It's just there. The whole "focus on my voice" thing doesn't come into play at all either. I would have used the flashback of him saving the bus full of kids since it fits thematically with what just happened.

The love story is still a problem. I still didn't buy it, and I'm not sure it's fixable. Lois and Superman just simply don't have enough screen time together and the actors have zero chemistry together. The ring showing up at the end also seemed really random here. I would have left in a little of the bathtub scene after the hero montage to show that their relationship has progressed enough for him to want to propose to her. Lex Luthor only just being introduced in Act 2 is a slight problem, but I'm not sure how I feel about that. Also, the post credit scene with Lex ranting about someone coming, and then the painting shot didn't make a whole lot of sense without seeing the setup for this it earlier in the film. If someone had watched this edit alone, they'd have no idea where that painting scene was taking place. I would have left in his arrest to show him talking to the "mysterious figure," but I'm not sure how the editor could include any of the earlier scene at his home with the senator.

Overall, I'd recommend this edit. It's still head and shoulders above MoS and BvS by themselves despite the problems I had with it.

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