MAN OF STEEL – REVIEW
Man of Steel does not disappoint! Zack Snyder (Director) did a great job. Giving us a good look at Krypton and potentially the destruction of Earth, very detailed and impressive. The villain General Zod was very well played by Michael Shannon. General Zod has a great backstory giving us a ‘why’ to his madness vs his first appearance in the original Superman movie where he was just a pissed off general with 2 henchmen. This time around the general has an army to be afraid of. Russell Crowe did an excellent job as Jor-El, Supermans father, really embracing the role giving not only fatherly advice but he is the voice of reason throughout the film. Henry Cavill makes a great Kal-El / Superman. He isn’t “Superman” off bat, He earns the name. Apparently the ladies in the theater thought so too giving their “ooohs” and “aaaahs” throughout the movie but, I figure it’s for different reasons lol.
The film is two and a half hours long but you don’t feel the time go by. What I really enjoyed from the film was that you didn’t know what was coming next. The film is not what you would expect. Christopher Nolan being one of the writers had some media outlets worried about the film having a “dark” tone like The Dark Knight trilogy. It’s not and it doesn’t. What the reboot does is bring the mythology to the real world or as close to it as possible. From the struggles of a boy turning into a man to how would we on Earth would react to knowing that we are not alone in the universe. The romance between Superman and Lois Lane (Amy Adams) is subtle and pulls you in as the movie progresses. David S. Goyer & Christopher Nolan did a great job putting together an amazing story.
There is one flaw to the film in my eyes and that’s the 3D part of it. Where most movies need to be in 3D to draw a crowd this one doesn’t. Not in the least! The 3D might give you a headache because of the flight and fight sequences.
Instead of going into details and possibly ruining the movie for you. I’ll say this: You have to see this movie at least three times in the movie theater. When you do see it and talking to others about it tell them “They already signed on to make a sequel” and watch their eyes light up. Great reboot, can’t wait for the sequel.