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12 Reasons Superman Reboot 'Man Of Steel' Is Soaring At Theaters


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"Man of Steel" is soaring at theaters.

Since its opening Thursday, the film has earned a remarkable $125 million in the U.S.

Warner Bros. has been trying to find a way to bring a Superman reboot back to the big screen for a while. There are plenty of reasons why they got it right this time.

After an early screening last Tuesday, we left thinking the film was good — not great. 

After seeing the film a second time over the weekend with excited moviegoers in a more relaxed atmosphere and without expectations, we enjoyed director Zack Snyder's take on Superman much more.

Not only does Snyder's version have longevity for a newly-announced sequel, but a "Justice League" film as well. 

See why "Man of Steel" is killing it at the box office >

Superman's home planet of Krypton gets a bigger back-story.

Most people know the story.

Superman's home planet of Krypton is facing imminent doom and as a last-ditch effort his parents send him to Earth while they perish along with the alien planet.

The film doesn't rush by here.

Instead, director Zack Snyder and his producers spent time researching a way to extend the Kryptonian culture in the film. 

They reached out to University of British Columbia linguist, Dr. Christine Schreyer to help create a new language. In addition, producers decided that Superman's people should be inspired by the the Kings of medieval timescomplete with a caste system in order to make them more realistic.

If you've seen the 1978 "Superman," Snyder gives some nods.

(Source: "Man of Steel" production notes)

Krypton's no longer a crystallized ice palace.

Snyder took creative liberty to make Superman's home planet look less like Snow Miser's ice kingdom.

Now, it looks like something out of James Cameron's "Avatar" complete with giant mythical beasts, a creepy pod center to artificially grow Kryptonian life, and a core that brings back memories of Pandora's Tree of Souls.

We're not taken through Superman's entire childhood.

When Kent lands on Earth, we don't follow along to see what happens next.

That's okay.

Instead, we're blasted 33 years into his future, which is fine because we get to see bits and pieces of his early life in flashback sequences. It's a fresh take on the earlier Superman films before it.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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