Though the reviews speak for themselves; DC's Man of Steel film cast a polarizing image among Zack Snyder's take of Superman, and the future of the shared (soon-to-be rebooted) fictitious superhero universe moving forward.
A huge problem which displeased fans of Superman was how explicit the violence, and sheer calamity that took place during the final battle of the film was - for not sticking true to the source material of how Superman in the pages of the comics does not evoke such destruction - even against a threat such as Zod.
Fans have actually scrutinized each scene of the final battle sequence in Man of Steel; vocalizing on one inherent issue throughout a particular scene, which opposes the type of hero Superman is.
The scene in question occurs when Michael Shannon's General Zod thrusts a tanker truck at the Man of Steel - dodging the incoming vehicle; though a magnitudinous explosion follows after impacting with a parking garage. Fans have expressed their concern and wonder if there happened to be any innocent bystanders present who Superman potentially did not - or ignored to save.
Man of Steel storyboard artist, Jay Oliva, commented on these claims:
“I came up with that scene and had no bystanders anywhere shown and used an empty parking lot for said destruction. If you want to believe that there’s people in there then that’s on you but not what’s in the film or what was intended.”
“But I can also say that whatever bystander was in danger the flash came in and whisked them away to safety throughout the destruction of meteopolis. Or that dr fate or other dc superhero was there to help save everyone.”
For those who saw The Flash; know good and well that upon receiving his powers, Barry Allen was present during the Battle of Metropolis; working to save as many innocent bystanders as he could.
Man of Steel's fight sequences were pummeling and vibrational, as the final battle of the film showed Zod and Superman using the City of Metropolis as their own battle arena, though, and believe this if you can - it does not indicate people had to die, as evident in scenes showing the Daily Planet crew helping citizens get to safety, and a majority of buildings the two clashed into appearing to be vacant.
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Man of Steel is a 2013 superhero film based on the DC Comics character Superman. Directed by Zack Snyder, the story was developed by David S. Goyer and producer Christopher Nolan, with Goyer writing the screenplay. The film was a reboot of the Superman film series, depicting the character's origin story, and it is the first installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU).
Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill in the title role along with Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, and Russell Crowe.
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