Steel of Man

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Original Release Date:
2013
Original Running Time:
143
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
104
Time Cut:
41
Time Added:
2
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Brief Synopsis:
Lois Lane gets rescued by a mystery man and endeavours to find him and tell his story. We are taken through a story of discovery and a man's determination to make up for the loss of his father. This fanedit rearranges the original scene order and removes many flashbacks, while adding much colour grading to accentuate the mood of each scene. It also refocuses the movie on Lois and Clark, removing much of the subplots of the military and the People of Metropolis.
Intention:
To focus the film, take away a lot of bloat and brighten the mood to make it feel more like SUPERMAN.
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Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
The opening logos were coloured by using animated masks in resolve.

AI tools were used to clean up a lot of the audio. I hate the wilhelm scream.

Marrying clips from two movies together may seem a simple thing, but it is far more complex than we would realise. Special attention needs to be given to contrast levels, detail level, film grain, motion blur, colour depth, etc.

special frame was used for different years. This is to give a clear visual difference and ensure viewer knows what is a flashback and what isn't. Intertitles help a great deal with this too.

Cuts and Additions:
* Title sequence colourised
* Krypton intro removed
* Lois Lane in icy Canada inserted as opening scene
* edge of screen light flare added to aid the sense of location
* shots of Clark removed or reframed to hide his face
* first introduction of kryptonian drone is when it attacks Lois
* When Clark saves Lois, she is in shock so her POV shots are blurry and we cannot make out his face.
* The shots of Clark helping Lois are shortened and her scream is greatly reduced.
* after the scout ship flies off, new film title is inserted
* talk with Perry White follows, as does talk with hack journalist
* Lois' search for her mystery man is inserted here, cutting out references to logging and bar job
* oil rig scene added as flashback, heavily trimmed and removing Clark's face
* Lois meting Pete Ross inserted
* schoolbus flashback added, re-editing to take emphasis off Clark and onto Pete Ross as he is telling Lois this tale, cut after Pete in Kent farm
* Lois arrives at Kent farm and then cemetery to meet Clark Kent
* Clark gives flashback of his Dad talking to him by truck and showing him spaceship
* return to cemetery and Lois' reaction shot, then to daily planet and angry Perry
* Clark tells Mom he has found his people
* cut to north pole and Clark meeting Jor El
* as Jor El talks to Clark, inserted flashback of Jor El berating Krypton council and Zod initiating a coup
* cut back to Jor El telling Clark about the genesis Chamber
* Flashback to Jor El retreiving the codex and sending Clark off to earth
* cut back to Jor El introducing the symbol of El and Clark learning to fly
* cut back to Clark and his Mom at the farm sitting on steps.
* Lois at daily planet, Zod ship arrives, Clark at farm, witnessing Zod's arrival. edited to remove military and some of the random people
* inserted shot of tornado
* cut the colonel from the Lois capture scene
* removed church scene; Clark does not hesitate in rescuing Lois
* cut glamour shots of military hardware
* inserted flashback to zod's trial while he is in dream sequence on the black zero
* removed military people identifying Zod's ships flying to earth
* removed kryptonian doctor taking Clark's blood
* moved Clark breaking restraints after shot of spacecraft over Smallville
* removed Lois shooting Kryptonians like she's an expert with alien laserguns
* inserted Zod's ship arriving at Kent farm before Clark getting up off table
* removed Jor El "you can saver her Kal"
* cut from Lois rescue to Faora grabbing Mom and finding Clark's ship
* heavily trimmed scene of Lois talking after they land in field to give more urgency
* cut quickly back to Kent farm with Mom being seriously threatened
* cut grain silos exploding and Clark furiously punching Zod
* cut Clark cruelly gloating at Zod as he suffers from sensory overload
* trimmed military glamour shots
* shifted camera frame to hide the fact that Clark negligently jumped right into a building
* cut shots of excessive damage cause by warplanes
* cut all Faora's nonsense dialogue about evolution
* cut more and more and more shots of military
* cut Clark punching Kryptonian into trains
* cut "a good death is it's own reward"
* when Clark goes to check on Mom, inserted flashback to Tornado incident, stock footage of highway included.
* Tornado incident heavily edited so that his Dad does not tell Clark not to save him. His dad is a hero and Clark is busy getting his Mom to safety.
* Removed military making commentary on the world engine
* trimmed scenes of Black Zero descending on the city
* heavily cut city scenes during world engine battle, so there is a clear cross cutting just between Clark and Zod and then clear cross cutting between Clark and Lois.
* Cut most of the heavy petting scene. Although I brought the focus back to Lois and Clark, the relationship is still not this well developed and it is unearned,
* reframed Zod's shots to give him more emphasis in his powerful moments
* inserted shots of Clark's dad to show how his dad is at the front of his thoughts
* cut much wanton destruction of the city
* inserted shot of the time his dad died to show Clark is equating Zod's unrelenting violence as similar to the tornado
* reframed Clark's face to show his distraught reaction to killing Zod
* inserted Batman v Superman scene of mountaintop conversation with his dad. Shots of Jonathan are framed as memories and establishing shot of mountains is included from stock footage.
* cut scene of military drone
* inserted 'Ballad of Perry White' in credits.
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9.4
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9.4(5)
(Updated: December 06, 2022)
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8.5
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While I enjoyed the brightening of the colors, the removal of some of the excess violence, a greater focus on Superman's humanity, and appreciate the idea behind the narrative, I can't help but feel like important scenes were lost in the nonlinear telling of the story, especially when it came to Jor-el explaining to Clark about General Zod and Krypton's destruction. Jor-el's death is mentioned but never seen. Dialogue is abruptly cut off to make way for the flashbacks, which I found annoying. I sorely missed the childhood "focus on my voice" scene, which lost another point on the enjoyment scale.

It was a good and respectable effort overall, but this is not the version of MoS that I will be going back to.

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Owner's reply December 08, 2022

my entire intent was to remove flashbacks wherever possible ^^
I appreciate your feedback of course. It's a shame I ended up losing some bits that you hold dear. I do lament losing some of those events on krypton, but it didn't make sense when following the story purely from Clark and Lois' perspective. The AI would not have had that information and Zod never would have told Clark about that in enough detail to justify a flashback. It was hard enough to justify the trial flashback. nonetheless, we all have our own priorities!
Thank you for watching and thank you for taking the time to review :)

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The streamlining of the story to start with Clark being a hero through the eyes of Louis or at least through her investigation and incorporating the opinion of his human father is great, and is all done before the 20 minute-mark, while never giving the impression that something is missing. The most important parts to the story are still there up until now. Important story parts on Krypton are inserted later as flashbacks. The blurring of Clark's face to make his identity a secret was very creative. Although I truly understand what tremault was going for and I fully agree with her decisions, I must admit that there are some seemingly abrupt scene changes, when in one scene there is music playing and in the other there is not. But this is due to a flashback scene and to make them stand out as such, at least this is my interpretation of it, and when the scene closes it all makes sense again. For example when Clark tells his human mother about this "real" parents. Loved that Clark's human father does not tell him not to save him in the hurricane scene. That bothered me in the original cut. Well done! I loved that he thinks about his dad before, during and after the final Zod showdown, reminding him of his "human side" and his father being his "conscience". The Perry White scenes in the credits and the final text is really amazing! :)
Another edit well done by tremault!

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This is edit very much a love letter to Superman. The way this movie was rearranged and the little snips along with the bigger cuts just work so much better than the theatrical cut and replaces the theatrical as my go to version. I can only imagine the amount of work that had to go into this but tremault clearly tackled this head on.

There are a lot of things I felt the original movie got wrong with Superman and the Kents. This edit does a very good job of correcting a lot of the things I felt were wrong and brings things in line with the feeling of the character that I have been reading for many years.

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Steel of Man is a fascinating new take on Man of Steel tons of new and interesting ideas.

-The new color grade looks great, especially on the opening logos.
-The new structure is very reminiscent of Superman For All Seasons (awesome).
-The way Clark is kept as a mystery man from the start works surprisingly really well.
-Certain scenes are cropped/zoomed to a close-up, honing in on performances which is such a simple idea but it works wonders.
-The changing aspect ratios and old filmic quality gives the film a more intimate feeling, which is greatly appreciated in a movie that is 50% intense action.

Overall, while there are still some drawbacks (many with the film itself) this is a compelling way to view this divisively incredible and incredibly divisive film.

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I saw Man of Steel for the first and only time about a year-and-a-half-ago, but while I cannot remember the story in great detail I can recall a sense of apathy towards it. This edit on the other hand made me feel for the characters, the more-lively image helps one better engage and the altered structure reduces (in my mind) distracting comparisons to the Donner/Reeve classics. It did occasionally feel like parts were missing, the engagement with the villains starting rather early, but cannot be sure if this was a result of aspects inherent to the original or I waiting for something that occurred in the excised 40-odd minutes.

Technically good on the whole, but the boosted saturation occasionally led to colours blooming, e.g. at one point Superman has visibly blue hair. The added time/location cards also felt, for want of a better word, a touch "informal" but this is a minor complaint.

A great start to my venture among DCEU edits, while I don't think Man of Steel can ever be timeless in the sense of Superman: The Movie, tremault has made it watchable!

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