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Zack Snyder Explains the Mass Carnage Seen in 'Man of Steel'

By: Derrick Deane on August 29, 2013 at 11:22AM Comments (9)

This is director Zack Snyder. Earlier this summer, he brought Superman back to theaters across America (and most of the world) in Man of Steel and with it, raised a lot of questions about the mass carnage seen in the latter half of the movie.

The film recently opened in Japan, one of the final markets the film is being released in and looks to add to its $650 million summer bounty.

During a press conference where he was joined by star Henry Cavill and wife-producer Debroah Snyder and coproducer Charles Roven, Snyder addressed the carnage seen in his movie. The quotes below come from The Japan Times.

For those who were critical of the amount of carnage seen in the film, does this sedate your curiosity or do you still disagree with Snyder's approach to Kal-El's extensive climactic battle with General Zod?

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  • Aug 31st 2013 11:57AM

    Miz072  said...

    "In ancient mythology, mass deaths are used to symbolize disasters." Not sure I agree with that. Mass deaths ARE disasters. Ancient mythology is used to explain disasters.

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  • Aug 31st 2013 5:40PM

    fandad1960  said...

    I do agree

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  • Aug 30th 2013 8:51AM

    vcallahanjr  said...

    Well it really wasn't that bad. You did see a lot of folks die, but I think it was more just shear devistation. And more importatnly this isn't a "seasoned" superman who can avoid such destruction and take Zod to the moon or some remote mountain range to smash his face. An inexperianced Superman had only one goal on his mind stop Zod from killing folks. He's lucky with Zod's military training and quick adaptation of powers gained from the sun that it wasn't much much worst. But I think it went exactly as it should if a bunch of kryptonians clashed in today's world.

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  • Aug 30th 2013 3:08PM

    fandad1960  said...

    I'm with you it seemed pretty fair to see some people die but that did not stop the movie from becoming awesome

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  • Aug 29th 2013 4:00PM

    Providen  said...

    I think "mass carnage" is a bit of an overstatement to describe the second half. Sure, there was a lot of destruction but was it any more so than what happened in the Avengers or any large scale disaster movie like 2012 (or disaster of a movie like Transformers)? I appreciated that Snyder had a vision for the movie and the super beings that are at the center of it and the consequences of an epic battle between such beings. When an unstoppable force hits an immovable object, you can't expect just a small ripple. As to Snyder's explanation, I guess I buy it to the extent that Superman is as close to god-like as you can get and the various allusions to Christ were fairly evident throughout the movie.

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  • Aug 29th 2013 4:57PM

    fandad1960  said...

    You have a good statement

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  • Aug 29th 2013 1:28PM

    fandad1960  said...

    I believe despite the fact Superman did not save everyone, it was a fair way to avoid being a carbon copy of the 1978 original when he took on Lex Luthhor

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  • Aug 29th 2013 1:09PM

    Arbelton  said...

    I have so many mixed feelings about that massive carnage in the film.

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  • Aug 31st 2013 5:39PM

    fandad1960  said...

    Think it was for the best

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