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Why 'Man Of Steel' Might Be All Hype

This movie has a lot of buzz, but that's all it may be.

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I think we're all a little excited to see 'Man Of Steel', the new Superman movie coming out this week. I mean, it looks so epic!

Marvel wanted to create not one series of films, but a whole collection of them that entertwine, creating the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). They had to start somewhere, and it had to justify the spending of billions of dollars to do it.

'Iron Man' was a critical and box office success, paving the way for what would eventually become 'The Avengers', and the contemporary MCU. 'The Avengers' grossed 1.5 billion globally - the highest for any superhero movie.

The only problem was that some of these properties were already being tried as movies or television shows and failed epically.

The Dark Knight series was a huge success for Warner Bros, however Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale were vocal about creating a standalone trilogy.

Hey, these are just critics right? Let's look at the box office numbers to add a little quantifiable data. According to BoxOffice.com, 'Man Of Steel' is expected to gross $115 million for opening weekend. Not bad, right?

'Man Of Steel' has to outperform expectations by a lot to be a serious contender against the Marvel cannon, and as a launching pad for the DC Universe. But how good can it be with expectations so low and word of mouth so mediocre?

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