Man of Steel: Dawn of Justice Part 1 - The Outsider Edit

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This is a really streamlined cut of MoS with some really great ideas, particularly adding the mountain top talk with Pa Kent's "ghost" to the end and the reimagining of his death.

However, I think there's too much great stuff cut that's necessary to let the film breathe.

The mountain top scene with Pa feels too truncated and the First Flight scene is absolutely something that should be reinserted.

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I loved. I already saw several of his edits wonder woman, batman v superman, suicide squad and obviously this one and I think that regular and decent movies are turned into very good movies. I have always been more of a DC fan than a Marvel fan and I had been quite disappointed by the movies they had released, but with these edits I think they look better than many Marvel movies. Thank you for all of your work.

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Of all the Man of Steel edits I've seen, this is definitely one of the better ones, if only for how much was able to be cut out while still maintaining the shape of Man of Steel, if that makes sense. For example, there are numerous cuts to Zod's scenes, Clark & his family in the truck, Clark talking to his mom on the farm, but they cut straight to the point while maintaining the context of everything. That, as well as making Superman mournful over the loss of life in Metropolis, makes this worth the watch.

On that same token though, a lot of the more judicious cuts make the pace too fast & robs the film of moments to breath (the oil rig scene, Clark & Jor-El’s talk on Zod’s ship, Martha telling Zod to go to hell, Clark seeing Pa Kent’s ghost on the mountain, the first flight in the suit).

The cuts also highlights/creates some “and then” storytelling, where things happen with little rhyme or reason. For removing the scene of Clark saving the bus full of kids, I know he was successful because we were introduced to adult Pete Ross earlier, but it’s still jarring in the moment.

As for the first flight, removing it isn’t bad in and of itself, but then the film just cuts from Clark learning about Krypton, to “something” flying in Earth’s atmosphere, to Lois investigating Clark. I think a way you get around this is by putting the Krypton exposition before Clark saves Lois on the ship to allow for some “therefore/but storytelling.” For example, Clark sneaks out at night to investigate the ship, therefore he meets his birth father & learns of his planet’s history, but Lois followed him into the ship & got injured, therefore Clark saves her, therefore Lois leaks her story, therefore they meet at Jon Kent’s grave, etc.

It’s also surprising that there are cuts that weren’t made that feel like they should’ve been. Why show the explosion caused by Clark punching the big Kryptonian into the train yard & make Clark responsible for the destruction? Why keep the bit with the Lexcorp truck exploding & potentially putting more people’s deaths on Clark’s head? Why not intercut the scene with the jerk at the bar in the beginning with the scene of Pa Kent telling young Clark that fighting back against someone weaker than him won’t make him feel better?

One final note, while I appreciate the goal for wanting to establish Clark as the boy scout we’re familiar with, I’m a tad surprised there wasn’t a variation of the eight word origin from All Star Superman used (“Doomed planet, desperate scientists, last hope, kindly couple”) to tell the audience “look at this Superman as the one you know?”

I don’t want to sound like I’m disparaging Wakeupkeo’s efforts here. While this isn’t the definitive replacement for Man of Steel that I was looking for, it does highlight that the movie has a solid foundation that can be made worthwhile, & I still recommend it.

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Very enjoyable edit, a nice streamline version of an excellent film, the editing of John Kent's death was brilliant. My only regret is the removal of the first flight, a very powerful moment. But except that, it's a top- notch edit, like always.

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It wasn't a bad fan edit but the only main problem that I have with the movie was it didn't have the part where he tested his powers in the artic by practicing how to fly after putting on his suit which I feel was a very important moment because it made it seem like even though he does have superpowers growing up he doesn't know how to use his full potential instead of him wandering like an idiot with the power to do everything in the original movie. While I do understand of only showing him turn himself in to the army flying in his full suit attire as a surprise but it did make it seem like he knew how to fly in the very beginning even though this is an origin story. But it's still a good fanedit nonetheless.

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Owner's reply November 19, 2021

Thank you for the great feedback!

The chorus grows! I am definitely thinking of an alternate edit to get the "first flight" part back in.

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