Written July 30, 2014
As a huge superman fan, I am of course going to have some discrepancies against the movie, but over all, it was a good movie. I was pleasantly surprised to see Henry Cavill was a great Clark Kent! As for Lois Lane, as much as I love Amy Adams, I felt her Lois Lane was a little too subdued. Other problems I have with the movie I can't talk about without giving too much away, so I will just leave it at this: is was better than Superman Returns, I would probably see it again, and you should go see it and see for yourself!
Written July 31, 2014
Personally, I think this movie hit all the right notes. They made me feel like Superman was powerful, but that his morality played a big part in limiting his potential. Read any modern Superman comic and you will see the same lines drawn. I can wholeheartedly recommend this movie to Superman,action movie, and comic book movie fans. They accomplished everything without making it feel cheesy, which won me over.
Written September 30, 2014
Like most of the other updated comic book movies this one has the latest in computerized action and imagery. I really enjoyed the overwhelming and complicated space machines. At the same time one gets a bit more than the usual feel for the characters. I said a bit more.
Big action finale almost too much and too loud, but again, it's a superhero movie. Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Costner, and Russell Crowe give the movie some depth and familiarity. Diane Lane closest to miscast and weakest acting. Henry Cavill is a superb Superman. I look forward to seeing him in the sequels. Michael Shannon probably did the best acting in the movie as the evil Zod.
Like everything else. If you like superheroes (it's a Must Go), you'll love this movie. If you don't (it's a Go), or wait for it on your TV.
Written September 15, 2014
The film had the potential to be one of the best superhero films ever, but in the end does not even reach the greatness it could have reached. The pacing is brutally slow with flashbacks that detour and slows down the film. How many times do we have to see a flashback or a useless scene with Jor El. A lot of the impact scenes come up dry and lack the emotion. the action scenes were nice but by the time they actually did happen, no one seemed to care as they were already bored to tears. It does set up for what could be a better film. If the pacing was fixed and the inter cutting of some flashbacks were abandoned it would have been a better film. Other than that prepare to be under whelmed with supes.
Written July 24, 2014
Contrary to any naysayers, this was a decent movie and definitely overshadowed its predecessor.
The effects were stunning, the action sequences pretty cool, and the actors ranged from OK to pretty good. In addition, it was an interesting take on the origin story and how the characters interacted or met each other. The movie was much more cohesive than Iron Man 3, even with the style of storytelling.
Unfortunately, the movie was way too long, and often took the form of drawn-out introspective drama interspersed with major action sequences. You could feel Snyder's touch in this movie, with it's camera angles and editing that gave it the feel of an "artsy" film rather than a summer blockbuster. On top of that, the plot had some noticeable holes that you need to look past to enjoy.
On a five-point scale, I give it a 3.5, and recommend it to other moviegoers. Unless you're really picky, you should enjoy it.