Written October 22, 2014
That's all everyone will be talking about all summer long so you might as well get used to it now. I had your fears; how could they make me care about the back story with another huffy puffy Jorel. Another over qualified actress to play his
Earth mother, Diane Lane? Are you freaking kidding? Genius. Kevin Costner as the man in the role to help Clark develop his young goals and answering that same question us 50 year olds have trouble answering "sometimes you have to determine what type of man you want to be." Lines like that delivered by Kevin Costner in a baseball hat while talking about anger, love and baseball was worth the ticket price alone. So I've seen most of Amy Adam's movies, this young lady knows how to walk in heals. Has great taste in aliens and a backup plan B as a fighter pilot. Lets just say it, Amy Adams is a natural, is Lois Lane and has again solidified her place in this decade; I hope you don't think I understate when I say that Amy Adams took less
Written November 29, 2014
This movie was fantastic from the beginning to the end. A great beginning story. I will not say to much as I do not want to spoil it for anyone. Its a must see. Henry Cavill as superman was a perfect fit.
Written January 27, 2015
Director Zack Synder says the religious symbolism is a part of the
Superman story that he wanted to embrace.
Since the creation of Superman it's been said that Superman is a type
of Christ figure. For example, his heavenly Kryptonian father sends
his only son to earth to save mankind. Also, Superman is 33 years old
when he finally reveals his great powers to the world -- the same age
as Jesus when He went to the cross.
Written October 20, 2014
One of the better stories - of many - of Superman. This is another origin story by DC comics, but Nolan and Snyder address it well. It's not the Christopher Reeve's shucks-and-clumsy Superman, but more a transitional period of Superman's life and how the world will accept him. Most people can relate. Thats all I am going to say. Critics are hard for some snobbish reason, but this movie is full of fun, action, and amazing special effects. That are the pros, the cons is the trivial Superman-Lane relationship (which I thought was not a big deal since the other aspects of the movie were the real story).
I heard a lot of critics state "lack of character development" and I am here to say - It's Freaking Superman!!!! If one knows little of Superman, they know the basics and that's all one needs to know. Sit back and enjoy the movie.
Written June 14, 2013
This movie invents multiple plot devices that need massive exposition to be comprehensible, then gives s us no particular reason to care about them. Seriously, we have to remind ourselves why super-entities are fighting every few minutes, and even then we don't particularly care. When it's not needlessly complex, it's bland, and at no point does it resemble "fun." I walked out an hour and a half in, when it became apparent that the remainder of the movie would continue to get louder and stupider-- and I'm not at all curious about how it ended, because there were no identifiable story arcs to resolve. I went in prepared to be very forgiving and positively disposed toward this movie-- it took an awful lot to turn me against it so robustly.
It's pretty to look at-- populated by mostly pretty people, and eye-popping visuals. If decontextualized action and eye candy are your thing, God bless ya.