Man of Steel (2013) – Superman New and Improved
Actors: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix
Duration: 142 min
You might like this movie if you enjoyed:
Independence Day (1996), Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012)
Long Story Short: Clark grew up knowing that he is different, he was blessed (or cursed) with powers no one else would have, and is practically indestructible. One day his parents (Diane Lane and Kevin Costner) tell him that he came to earth in some kind of UFO. They found him and decided to raise him. Years later – he is now 33 years old – he is still trying to find out who he really his, and hide his powers from others. But he is about to find out the truth, which comes with a big bang.
Review: First of all I have to say that the complete cast gets an A+, because the acting performances are superb. Even the smaller rolls have been selected wisely. Visual effects, costumes and cinematography also A+. The first half went by very fast, and the story was, I assume, very closely connected to the Marvel comic. But suddenly it turned into a sci-fi movie, and moments that could have been resolved faster seemed to be dragging a little too long. I was constantly reminded of the movie Independence Day, and then I thought of Will Smith and wondered, “Why don’t we have any black super heroes in Marvel or DC- movies?” During a big fight scene they damaged all these buildings and I don’t even want to know how many people had to die because of all these skyscrapers falling down, and he was supposed to save them. All I could think of was, “God, what a mess!” Anyway, I wasn’t disappointed, just a little confused about the sci-fi touch, I guess.
Nonetheless Man of Steel is definitely a movie you want to see on the big screen, preferably in an IMAX Theater. Don’t bother watching it in 3-D, the visual effects are just as breath taking in 2-D.