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    Quote Originally Posted by zryson View Post
    Wow these figures/playsets look poorly made and cheap looking. Mattel needs to lift its game if it expects customers to buy their MOS line because I cant see these selling much at all. The design is ugly.
    Yeah, those figures look to be the lower-end, smaller-scale figures. I'd imagine that Mattel would also release a slightly larger-scale, and better sculpted, movie masters line of figures, at some point.

    The low-end Nolan Batman figures weren't much better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the Sun God View Post
    From Ybnormal21, an IMDB user claiming his brother is a friend of Zack Snyder (his IMDB thread has been taken down)

    General info:

    The movie cut shown was 2 hours and 24 mins

    The budget was initially 185 million but later increased to 215 after Snyder showed higher ups his quick story boards ideas of some of the action sequences he had planned for the film. It was later increased to 235 million to account for extra cgi cost and the added 3D

    The movie is more massive than you can imagine with huge sets built and amazingly shot action sequences. Snyder makes great use of every penny in the budget. The only thing he can compare this to is the action in the Avengers, although he claims this is better shot and feels more real.

    Shannon's Zod is probably going to end up being one of the greatest movie villains on screen

    Zod is amazingly well written

    Shannon gives the best performance of the movie, and he has just as much screen time as Cavill

    Cavill looks really good in the suit. He's a massive presence on screen and he looks like Superman out of a comic book

    Zod wears a similar suit but basically all black. He does have a cape when he's first shown wearing his suit, but mostly he's shown without it

    Action sequence are epic

    The movie goes pretty deep into trying to understand how it would go if these aliens just showed up one day out of nowhere

    All Superman powers are on full display, although no freeze breath was mentioned

    There is definitely a Nolan feel to the movie

    The colors look different on the suit than what we've seen. Not sure if it's cgi enhanced or just the lighting, but its a lot brighter and vibrant looking in the actual movie footage

    Plot spoilers (take it with a grain of salt of course):

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    Krypton is destroyed

    Zod kills Jor-El, he is not killed in the planets destruction

    Lois knows his secret pretty early on in the movie

    Kryptonite is not used, but it has been discovered and is being studied

    Three main battles take place with the last being in metropolis and a significant amount of the city is destroyed between the gravity ray that Zod uses on the city and the final battle with superman and the robot space force

    Faora is killed, Zod is taken to the prison planet. Now left for superman to manage. That's what's implied in the movie

    Lex is mentioned twice but never shown

    No cameos from other heroes

    Brainiac is mentioned but never shown

    Krypton is described as more of a futuristic city. No ice crystals at all, although he said most of Kryptons effects were unfinished

    There is a robot army that Zod brings to earth. They were with him on the prison vessel and he reprograms them to serve him. They were originally designed to be guards on the prison planet (phantom zone) where Zod was being taken.

    There were around 30 or so with one being bigger and stronger than the others. When it's destroyed by Superman Zod takes the armor and designs a suit with it to aid him in battle with Superman

    The quick shot of superman flying down the building towards Zod to do battle is from the final fight scene and there's an epic collision that shatters windows and shakes buildings when that clash

    The military plays a large role in the movie. There is experiments going on behind the scenes

    Metallo is never mentioned or shown but there is a scene with an injured airforce pilot where they talk about using him for a secret project and the kryptonite is mentioned, although never referred to as such, it's called the meteorite

    The original script only had 2 main battles the third was added by Snyder himself

    Jonathan Kent dies, Clark is fully grown at the time, but not yet Superman.

    Zod does not kill Jonathan, although in the original script he did. Zod does kill several military personal and civilians in the movie. The loss of life gravely effects Superman.

    The robots, except for the main guard, are disposed of very easily. No huge scene with Superman fighting robots. Their all taken care of at one time and very easily using his heat vision.

    He is called Superman in the movie but not at first, he's called the alien originally. Lois is the first to call him Superman and the name catches on

    He learns of his origins in different ways. Jonathan is the first to tell him where he came from after his powers start to show up. After discovering his hidden ship Jonathan tells him more about his origins and gives him the key that was found with it. Clark also triggers a hologram message from Jor-el using the key that explains details about his home world

    Later in the film after Clark opens up the fortress he talks with another hologram of Jor-El and discovers the suit and how it works and the source of his powers on earth.

    Faora is killed by Zod

    The prison planet is an actual planet. It's smaller though and described as something like a moon to another planet, although very far away from Krypton itself

    A scientific explanation is given for all Superman's powers and it grounds this movie and makes it feel even more real, or as real as a movie about a super powered alien can be

    There's a huge twist at the end of the movie

    The suit will be nano-tech like the new 52 comics
    end of spoilers

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    Quote Originally Posted by zryson View Post
    Wow these figures/playsets look poorly made and cheap looking. Mattel needs to lift its game if it expects customers to buy their MOS line because I cant see these selling much at all. The design is ugly.
    Yeah, the Zod is a startlingly bad facial likeness for an action figure made in 2013. They didn't even try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Namtab View Post
    Yeah, those figures look to be the lower-end, smaller-scale figures. I'd imagine that Mattel would also release a slightly larger-scale, and better sculpted, movie masters line of figures, at some point.

    The low-end Nolan Batman figures weren't much better.
    Exactly. These toys are designed to be played with. Not kept in a box and put on a mantle.

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    It is all fake.
    Well, the Zod suit is accurate.

    Quote Originally Posted by stk
    Yeah, the Zod is a startlingly bad facial likeness for an action figure made in 2013. They didn't even try.
    They might not have had Michael Shannon's permission to use his likeness for toys.

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    An image for another new MOS toy from Mattel has surfaced online. This time Mega Punch Superman by Mattel. Again an awfully cheap design which will likely just sit on toy shelves.

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    hi stk the thing that saddens me is that Mattel is just delivering crappy toys. The designs and packaging looks dated. Nothing looks new or fresh about it. I cant see kids snapping these up and collectors are being put off by how nasty they look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat001 View Post
    They might not have had Michael Shannon's permission to use his likeness for toys.
    That's the only thing I could think of, but in this day and age, it's hard for me to imagine that happens. I'd think it was part of the casting process for a tentpole WB release. And Shannon is great, but it's not like he's any kind of huge name with a lot of pull.

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    Some details from the Man Of Steel Lego sets shown at the London Toy Fair:

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    Man Of Steel will feature Black Zero
    But which Black Zero? Well, judging by the ‘Black Zero Escape’ that features only Zod, Lois and Superman figures, it’s more likely to be ‘what’ than a who – perhaps the computer virus or Krypton-based terror force, rather than the psycho-molecule-creating uber-bad of pre-Crisis Superman. Still, if the LEGO is anything to go by – and it usually is – Man Of Steel will be a much more heavily weaponised affair than previous movie Supes, with Zod packing some heavy calibres and his own personal army. So what does the Black Zero kit reveal? Well, Lois Lane in a space pod, Supes in the air, and Zod behind some kind of complex control device. A different LEGO kit has Zod in body armour – perhaps that CG suit we’ve been hearing about – and a face mask, which hopefully won’t lead to Bane-like mumbling. “Knnel..fbffrr…zzod!”
    end of spoilers

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    "Superman gets The Dark Knight treatment"


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    Gets the Dark Knight treatment? Which is what fans have been saying all along despite people saying its not like Dark Knight.

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    According to reports, Warners are awaiting to see how MOS performs at the box office before deciding to procede with JL. Sounds like they are very skeptical about their product as well seem to be hedging their bets. Shouldnt they procede with JL anyways? At this rate it will take ages to get the other DC superheroes onto the big screen and they sound very noncommital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zryson View Post
    According to reports, Warners are awaiting to see how MOS performs at the box office before deciding to procede with JL. Sounds like they are very skeptical about their product as well seem to be hedging their bets. Shouldnt they procede with JL anyways? At this rate it will take ages to get the other DC superheroes onto the big screen and they sound very noncommital.
    WB doesn't have the commitment to their superhero films like Marvel does, obviously. It's just one potential source of income. They are not in the superhero business; Marvel is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zryson View Post
    According to reports, Warners are awaiting to see how MOS performs at the box office before deciding to procede with JL. Sounds like they are very skeptical about their product as well seem to be hedging their bets. Shouldnt they procede with JL anyways? At this rate it will take ages to get the other DC superheroes onto the big screen and they sound very noncommital.
    People say they shouldn't rush it then turn right around and say they should be doing JL now no matter what, people need to make their minds up

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    Quote Originally Posted by zryson View Post
    According to reports, Warners are awaiting to see how MOS performs at the box office before deciding to procede with JL. Sounds like they are very skeptical about their product as well seem to be hedging their bets. Shouldnt they procede with JL anyways?
    Absolutely not. If their current direction proves not to connect with audiences, they need to go back to the drawing board, not throw good money after bad.

    It's like when, prior to GL's release, some people were saying that GL should be a trilogy. What a disaster that would have been for WB, if they had filmed multiple GL bombs back to back or something before realizing people didn't want to see them. It would have been a calamity of biblical proportions for the studio.

    They are perfectly justified in wanting to see how people react to MoS before moving forward with anything else.

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