Written May 22, 2015
This is the Superman we've been waiting for! Man of Steel takes the spirit of the legendary mythos and updates it, holding onto the foundations but offering a slightly darker and more serious tale that grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go. Kudos for perfect casting! I loved all the actors, Amy Adams as perfect as Lois, and Henry Cavill IS Superman, just... wow. The film was beautifully shot, with an amazing and luscious score by Hans Zimmer that was probably one if his best ever, and he's damn good. The visceral, spectacular battles and all-out destruction in the movie were gut-wrenchingly good, and kind of shocking (parents be warned). I personally wanted the movie to be even longer, with even more of the excellent character moments and story (more Smallville/less epic end of the world insane) but I'm not complaining, only saying I wanted more, MORE! No spoilers here, but you won't be wasting your money, go see this movie!! Can't wait for Man of Steel 2!
Written April 02, 2015
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 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 January 25, 2015
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 May 26, 2015
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.