Name: Tom Biddiscombe
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.