Written September 04, 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.
Written October 04, 2015
The good: The humanistic side of the interaction between Superman and his parents (particularly his father played by Costner) was well done. I thought that Costner and Crowe did a good job.
The bad: The special effects were overly CGIed/overdone. The fight scenes were overly long and drawn out. Simply too much of SM and his enemies being thrown into and out of buildings/concrete. You see it a few times, great. But that was about all the fight scenes consisted of. Little to no creativity, in my opinion. No "kick-ass" scenes that I thought to myself, "wow, that was awesome!". The interactions between SM and Lois Lane were devoid of any chemistry. I thought that Amy Adams was a poor choice for Lane. Far too passive and demure. The dialogue throughout the movie was bad in general.
The ugly: The pacing was terrible. Too many cut-scenes. The fight scene at the end dragged. I had no emotional connection to any of the characters (lack of dialogue). Huge plot holes, too.
Written June 29, 2016
The storyline was developed much better than the original Superman which I thought would not be possible. The film's pace was very well managed, non-stop action from start to finish but enough character development to give you a real good sense that you knew each characters strengths. Meanwhile, the action itself was outstanding, the use of close-ups of Superman while he was in action was perfect. More importantly the actor who plays Superman was very believable and someone you could rally around. Overall I give this film an 8.5 out of 10 overall but more importantly a MUST SEE in the theatres.
Written May 27, 2016
This was a very good movie. The Man of Steel is one hunky guy, totally hot! Worth going just to be able to look at him! The movie could have been a little shorter, although my movies partners thought it seemed a bit long, I did not. Maybe one less fight scene would have helped. Overall, this movie is still a "Must Go"
Check it out!
Written August 24, 2016
You could have edited out about ONE HOUR of this movie and saved a lot of painful watching. The movie was entirely too long ! It lacked the charm of the original TV series, and you might as well wait for the video, that way you fast forward the sickening destructive scenes.