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Action Man of Steel

  1. Title: Man of Steel

    Tagline: You will believe that a man can fly.

    Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction

    Director: Zack Snyder

    Cast: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Christopher Meloni, Laurence Fishburne, Jadin Gould, Tahmoh Penikett, Ayelet Zurer, Antje Traue, Richard Schiff, Dylan Sprayberry, Michael Kelly

    Release Date: 2013-06-13

    Runtime: 148

    Plot: A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

  2. Just about to start watching this, will report back once its finished :)
  3. Story was pretty good, but when you are telling the story of Superman, where do you go?

    The jumping narrative at the start was really disjointing and somewhat killed the immersion for me. There were some really nicely put together sequences in the middle but by the end I felt like I was watching Power Rangers. Michael Shannon was the only stand out member of the cast with everyone else being completely forgettable. Nice to see Chris Meloni though.

    They did destroy Metropolis which was pretty cool ;)

    Not bad but nothing spectacular either
  4. I really enjoyed the whole backstory on Krypton, and his life before being Superman. Sure it was overly emotionally stand-offish while trying to be uplifting (that's the best I can describe it) but it kept me interested.

    Then the second half of the movie happened where it turned into a Transformers-style loud, boring action slog. It just never let up. I kept thinking "this isn't Superman". There's nitpicks about the (well, gaping) plot holes/continuity etc but I'd overlook it if it was really entertaining. They stop for a few minutes, asking us to care about something and then go into another action piece. It's a shame as it wasn't half bad but I was knackered after the first 20-minute setpiece.

    It's like it tried to please two completely different types of fan with two types of film and glued the film together. Not overly hot on the Jesus/Saviour stuff either but I understand Superman is a bit of that.

    Overall, worth seeing but I wouldn't be clambering to see it again.
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