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 emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
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Zak Snyder shows us once again a impressive firework show of specials effects but lacks to keep a compelling story as Man of Steel falls flat.
When the planet Krypton is dying scientist Jor-El(Russel Crowe) and his wife launch their new born son Kal-El in a escape capsule to Earth. He is taken in by Jonathan(Kevin Costner) and Martha Kent(Diane Lane) and is named Clark. For the time being he is safe but sooner or later he must confront his past.
This latest addition had such promise with Christopher Nolan(Director of the Dark Knight Trilogy) involved but for what ever reason his involvement could not save Man of Steel from being one of the biggest lets down this year.
A fairly unknown Henry Cavrill who formerly was the leading role in 'The Tudors' TV series, does a decent enough job at playing Superman/Clark but is easily forgettable and Amy Adams who plays his love interest Lois Lane never quite gets her character right and is too accepting when she discovers Kal-El/Clark's secret. Kevin Costner and Diane Lane defiantly give the best performances.
The origin story was set up well but once the action started it did not cease and ended being a overkill.
This Superman movie is far from heroic. Other than a decently portrayed origin story of the hero's home planet, the story is incredibly rushed for the purpose of getting to the "exciting" action scenes that get boring quick. For a film that pushes over two hours, the characters lack any effective development and much more could have been done to make this movie a more engaging one.
I was very excited to see this movie. I thought with Christopher Nolan's brilliant mind behind the project, how could this not be anything but the best Superman movie to date? Well, it might be the best so far, but it's still not very good. There was just so much back-and-forth, it was really hard to keep up with the story, if there was a story at all, I couldn't really tell. Henry Cavill gave a decent performance, but in a C- movie, I guess that really doesn't matter. If that would have told Superman story from krypton to the battle scene with general zod in sequence, that would have made the movie a lot better. People I have seen have complained about the lack of love story between Superman and Lois Lane, but that really wasn't what this movie was about. This movie was the story of the coming of Superman, which I believe they did a good job of telling the story, just in a very weird order. The special effects were the high point of the movie. Zak Snyder and his team did a wonderful job of that. There was more than enough action in the movie, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I would have liked to have seen more of the story of Clark Kent, which I believe will be the focus of the second movie, but it would have made more sense to do it the other way around. I think the casting was superb, with the exception of Amy Adams. I don't have anything against her as an actress, I just don't think she was right for the role. She doesn't seem like a Lois Lane. Overall, I give the movie about 2 1/2 stars because I think there was a lot of room for improvement, but it was the best superman that I have seen as of yet. I suppose that isn't saying much, though.
It could have been an excellent movie, but the camera man must have gone out drinking all night and couldn't hold his camera still...I stopped watching the movie about halfway through as I got tired of feeling like I was in the way of the drunk camera man..not to mention seasick flashbacks of Blair Witch Project...looks like if the "new thing" in filming is a jiggidy camera in hand they need to start selling Dramamine along with the movie.
This is another Superman movie that is just a disappointment. Henry Cavill filled the shoes but just wasn't a viable Superman. Pretty much the whole cast shouldn't have been in this movie. They didn't fit the roles that they were given. Kevin Costner was pretty good but he's about the only one. The story was terrible. It didn't go with the prior movies or show in any way. The special effects looked bad. They looked so CGI that it wasn't even funny! Any scene where it involves people getting killed they cut away from the scene so that you don't see it. Not very realistic. The aliens super weapon is pretty much just a copy off of the weapon from Independence Day. A giant beam of light that just obliterates everything underneath it. Not very original! If you can see this for free then maybe check it out but I wouldn't pay to watch this. 4.5/10
The hero Superman has been one of our favorite comic-book icons for decades. As well, as style and acting, his story is one that is told and retold over and over again. We all know how his story began, but we never know were his stories will take us. The man in the red cape will forever be a classic yet fresh superhero to all viewers. The new film, The Man of Steel is an action-packed, well done movie, that is worth seeing, but had a few flaws.
When first entering the theater, I had high aspectations for this, with producers like Christopher Nolan, and Director, Zach Syner. Overall, the movie was pleasant to watch, but I felt like the story line was somewhat dis organized. It goes from a flashback with Clark to a random scene with Lois. Also, I felt like the action part of the movie was delayed to the end, making the first parts of the film a little tedious to watch. However, the later scenes of the movie are very intense and fulfilling packed with non-stop action from our man of steel, and futuristic technology.
Yet,the acting was very well done especially with Cavil, Adams, Crowe, and Shannon. Henry Cavill does an excellent job of displaying Superman as the humble, yet determined superhero. Amy Adams also does a very different, yet impressive impression of Lois Lane. Micheal Shannon and Russel Crowe were also excellent picks for their roles.
All of the scenes of the film were colorful, and well done. The beginning scene, showing life on Krypton was very creative and interesting as Krypton is usually not given much spotlight. Also the extraterrestrial costumes, spaceships, and characters were very impressive as well.
-Man of Steel is an original, impressive rendition of Superman. The beginning is a little slow, but the ending scenes will keep you on the edge of your seats.