Man of Steel|
A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must... View more >
intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some language
Starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne... View more >
aka Superman: Man of Steel
The rebooted story of Superman.
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I was so pumped up to see this movie because I love Superman movies and I went with two friends who are also movie lovers. Well about half way through the movie I was looking at my watch and couldn't wait to leave. This has to be the worst superman ever. WOW what a let down. I want my money back. I felt that way and didn't say anything until my friends said that it was real bad and then I agreed with them.
They got the whole story wrong and that's if you could follow along. DON'T GO. save your money and wait for the dvd and even then use it as a cup coaster. Really!! NOT GOOD
I was excited to see this movie, as my anticipation was heightened in time as trailers and clips were released and then samples of the score were made available.
The movie started strong, with excellent performances by Russell Crowe and especially Kevin Costner. Diane Lane rounded out the excellent supporting cast by providing the grounding that our superhero needed to grow up to be a well-rounded superhero.
The arrival of Zod is where the movie started to go off the rails. While there was a glimmer of depth in his character (when he is lamenting his lot in life and comparing himself and his duty to Krypton to Superman), the confrontation between Zod and Superman turns into a special-effects laden slug fest where lots of things get destroyed, the fight goes on for too long, and the audience doesn't really have a reason to care. This as very reminiscent of Spider-Man 3, where you got tired of seeing the two guys hitting beams after several minutes. here, there are entire buildings instead of beams.
You may notice that I haven't mentioned Lois Lane, Perry White, or the other people at the Daily Planet. That's largely because they don't matter in this movie. There's no chemistry between Lois and Clark/Superman, and while some the scenes with the newspaper staff are good, I got the distinct impression that quite a bit must have hit the editing room floor.
While this wasn't a bad movie, it just wasn't that good either. It's worth renting, especially if there's a Director's Cut available that puts some soul back into Man of Steel.