Written June 19, 2013
I too have been a fan of Superman for most of my life (lest just say 50+) I grew up on George Reeve on TV and all the titles in DC. I was a little disappointed in the Christopher Reeves movies because they were a little to comical for my taste. This movie, although it rewrites some of the basic anchor points of the Superman history or timeline, is still the best. I sat through the entire movie and was thrilled by all aspects of "Man of Steel". I liked the fact that this movie did not take the time to go through his whole life on Earth. The highlights in the film filled in enough to fill in what was needed and still keep the plot and action rolling. I hope this Producer, Director and Henry Cavill will do a sequel.
Written June 17, 2013
So this movie was a little atypical from typical superman movie or tv show. The story is a little choppy and the occasional documentary style camera work during the flash backs can make it a little hard to watch. That being said, by the end of everything I came out excited about the superman character and direction. The fight scenes were awesome and they took the time to attend to some small details in the legend. Henry Cavill was awesome as well! If you are thinking about see it, then go. Be prepared for a slightly different style movie than you are used to when you go to the theater though.
Written July 10, 2013
I guess everybody has the right to make a movie in their own interpretation. The movie in general was good but dragged in certain areas. I have been a Superman fan since 1953. This one is different for sure. I can deal with the red shorts being gone but not the S on the back of the cape. It looks like a Roman gladiator cape. Furthermore, the biggest negative on this film is the music, or lack of. Superman is always associated with a powerful theme. This is neither exciting nor impressive. it just gives the move a lack of luster and excitement. Zack, listen up, Trust me on this. The music sucks.
Written November 03, 2013
This is basically Superman being depicted in the same dark theme as Batman Begins.
Written December 10, 2016
The critical reviews on this film only speak to the degree to which professional critics are overly academic in how they review films or the degree to which fanboys cannot stand change. I have not talked to anyone who did not like this movie. This is not an overly dark interpretation of Superman as some have complained. He's still the optimistic farm boy from Kansas, his suit is just a couple shades darker and his underwear are on the inside of his pants where they belong. Lois Lane and her relationship to Clark is reinvented for the better, the villain actually has a comprehensible motivation(a big change from previous movies), and we finally get to see Superman punch something. People seem to be holding this movie to an absurd standard when in reality its a solid film, the casting was great, the action is amazing, some of the cast really shine, and there are no glaring plot holes. It is definitely worth seeing.