Man of Tomorrow: A Man of Steel and Batman V Superman FanEditFeatured Hot
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.
JobWillin's pitch about a movie condensing both worlds is a really interesting thing, I am a huge Superman fan and would consider any way of watching him unfold. The beginning of the movie really grabbed me, the whole sequence of showing all of the Krypton destruction and Clark's parents sending him off as a brief montage really got me excited of how things were gonna progress in this fanedit, I congratulate this edit on the whole beginning sequence, it is a great way of showing the development, immediately the movie jumps in a development of clark in his new persona, cutting down a lot of material and toning down the violence in its way, I must say it was shown in a good way but felt too fast, I did not get a sense of who the character and the color difference of the jump to BvS really felt different for me. It was a good way to interpret all this footage.
I liked quite a lot Man of Steel but didn't like Batman V Superman.
I'm sorry to tell but this fanedit didn't do service to Man of Steel. It made (in my opinion) a very good movie only into a decent one. It seems there wasn't enough buildup for the invasion for example. It all happened so quickly. It's just as some poor citizen in the film asked "is it over?"... I felt the same way. It also suffered a bit from "all over the place" syndrom. Quite a few times I wondered "why did this scene appear just now?". I could still keep track on the movie, but it wasn't easy.
Zod was handled mediocore at best. He was so well done in the original movie but I didn't feel anything about him in this fanedit. He just appeared, fought and lost. I didn't care about him as a character. The same goes for Lois Lane, and her relationship with Superman. I don't think it was done well in the original movies but their relationship didn't make much sense in this fanedit either. There wasn't enough buildup in that area.
Obviously when editing two long movies into one, a lot of cutting is needed. I think the editor did fine job overall but once again I felt Man of Steel suffered a lot in the process. However it's worth mentioning that Batman V Superman was handled way better. Now that movie sucked originally and I feel the editor made it better. I only wished that he could have cut less Man of Steel and more Batman V Superman.
Very well done on audio editing. It sounded seemless between different cuts. Batman V Superman scenes might have had a tad higher volume but I might be wrong about that. I didn't go back to check it. And if it did, the difference wasn't that big.
The editor seems talented and all the scenes were technically cut very well.
There were always at least parts I liked from each of these movies. This fan edit brings the best out of both nicely. However, there is a little bit too much chopped out at times. We are just supposed to believe the relationship between Lois and Clark even though it's never seen developing in the first place. Both Zod's and Lex's build ups are essentially cut, making the threat escalate rapidly twice in the movie. I mean, that's probably to be expected in this instance. All in all, certainly a better experience than sitting through both Man of Steel and Batman V Superman.
This was absolutely amazing! This is how the DC movies should be! Incredible work on your own new intro to the movie. This edit takes 2 'okay' movies and transforms them intro 1 amazing movie! I loved how you just took away all the stuff I didn't like about the movies so the only things that are left are the good parts. Your choice to sometimes just blast the music in the scene's without other sounds is soo great, really makes Hans Zimmer's score stand out in full glory. Its also very good paced and never boring because it just keeps going with amazing parts throughout the whole movie instead of the theaterical versions, where you only have the exciting stuff at the ends. The way some scene's are reorganised is so great. It makes so much more sense and does a better job than the actual editors of the movie managed.
I highly recommend this fanedit to both movies, its just so much better. Thanks alot JobWillins! I'm going to watch this with a friend who hasnt seen both movies so this is going to be great!
The only negative is have is the absence of Subtitles, being non-English I always have Subtitles on in case I cant really hear what they are saying (English subtitles are the best). So if you could include those sometime down the line that would be amazing!
This edit definitely improved the storytelling, the character development and the overall enjoyment of both movies.
It seems like a movie worth seeing in the cinema, that don't get boring like BvS sometimes get.
It was really nice to watch.