Written May 25, 2016
As a Superman fan, I had issues, but overall, I thought it was a great movie. I understand why these things were in the film, but I still didn't like it. Filmmakers need to be able to make big budget films like this without having studios execs telling them what to do or how to do it.
Written June 25, 2016
Man of steel really delivers. It lays a great foundation for the Superman legacy. Being an alien on Earth. Nice touch. The action was also great, but the fight scene was lengthy. I ran out of steam before they did. I'd give it a 5 of 5, as it was the best Superman yet.
Written June 15, 2013
this was the best superman movie by far, the darkness of the movie added so much mystery to the plot. The actors did an amazing job and i would go see it again if i got the chance. Completely worth seeing, the movie keeps you entertained the whole time and i was sad to see it end, it just left you wanting more!!!
Written June 14, 2013
Hard to have plot twists with a story line that everyone knows, but it was tediously long. Didn't need to see hours of Superman throwing people through buildings. CGI is great, it's amazing the stuff they can do, but to just do it because you can makes it boring.
Written February 11, 2016
The reviewers who have complained that 'Man of Steel' lacks the humor and 'lightness' of the 1978 movie have missed the point: with the exception of Christopher Reeve's gold-standard portrayal of Superman, that film never represented the 'Supes' of comics, radio and animation.
The late 70s-mid 80s tropes of those films were all about campy writing, hammy acting (except from Reeve) and very dated storylines.
'MAN OF STEEL' returns Superman to his rightful place as a Sci-Fi character, who defends himself and the earth from extraterrestrial and extra-dimensional baddies with his two powerful fists. Henry Cavill and Amy Adams excel as Kal-El/Clark Kent and Lois Lane, bringing a refreshing, grown-up approach to their developing relationship.
This is not a 'dark' imagining of Superman; but, a grounded, faithful presentation of an American myth.
A 'script-of-ideas', A-list cast, dazzling effects and sure-handed direction make this an epic adventure for any discerning movie fan.