Written June 15, 2013
Goyer's script is like his script for "Batman Begins," coherent and enjoyable. "Man of Steel" explores trust as "Batman Begins" explored fear. There's no "Can He Read My Mind?" romance, but when you smash together Donner's "Superman" & "Superman II," plus have Russell Crowe ride on an alien dragon amid a laser battle, there's not enough time. But Clark & Lois are just getting together here and do well as partners. I've read there's no innocence in this "dark" movie & that's BS--what, then, is young Clark saving kids on a bus or adult Clark saving oil rig workers? It's a serious movie, not that dark. Snyder excels at knowing when to slow down or speed through the epic content (vs Abrams' & Bay's tiring, insulting styles). I was dazzled at the art of the train fight in Snyder's "Suckerpunch," and every action sequence here is just as exhilarating. He employs a naturalistic style elsewhere that brings us into the characters.
Written July 26, 2014
Man of Steel isn't the masterpiece the trailers promised. It suffers from mediocre screenwriting, poor directing, and an obvious heavy editing hand to pare down the run time. This is a 3 hour movie butchered into 2.3 hours.
Henry Cavill is more than a pretty face. His acting is top notch. Amy Adams does a decent job but comes off as Pam from The Office.
While the story isn't perfect, it is bolstered by a great score, great visuals (although some look like they were made in the 70's), and the most amazing fight action ever seen on the big screen! It's Dragonball Z meets Marvel v Capcom and is nothing short of incredible!
I saw this movie twice. It's better the 2nd time around.The plot holes seemed even bigger, but the story was easier to follow. I'd also recommend seeing in IMAX 3D. The experience was notably better than regular 3D.
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Written July 28, 2014
This is a film not to be missed by anyone, superhero fan or otherwise. Superman finally has the film he and the world deserve. A film that means something with actors who give it real substance and depth. I cannot wait to see where sequels of this film will take us.
Written July 24, 2014
Well... that is the word i will use for this revamp of this film. the whole new take on his origin was great and the glimpses of his childhood & as teenager were great too! that is all i want to say without giving any spoilers. DO NOT listen to any critics (as i know most of you don't anyway, and for those of you who do? you are fools!!) Go see this movie and be the judge of it yourself. Henry Cavill was a great choice for the Man of Steel! Go See it!
Written August 23, 2014
We enjoyed the movie and the development of Clark Kent's character. The villain was real enough to dislike him and want him to get what he deserved. We felt that a couple of the fight scenes were over-long. The music score was absolutely fantastic and compelling...and loud! Loved it.