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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Movie Review: Man of Steel

If you had a secret that might make you a outcast, would you reveal it to save the world? In June 2013, that same question was asked of a man and he answered it with a single leap of courage.

Directing this 143 minute action/adventure/fantasy/sci-fi is Zack Snyder.

Some of the stars throwing their foot into this (re)boot is: Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Kal-El, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Antje Traue as Faora-Ul, Russel Crowe as Jor-El, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, Diane Lane as Marthat Kent, Christopher Meloni as Col. Nathan Hardy, Harry Lennix as Gen. Swanwick and Richard Schiff as Dr. Emil Hamilton.

After being sent from a dying planet, a baby is found here on Earth by a loving couple and raised as their own. The older he gets, the more he realizes how different he is from everyone else. A boy, now a man must
decide his fate, and possibly be a new hope to a world he calls home. Knowing people will fear what they don't understand, will he choose to become the man the world needs in it's time of crisis?

Reboots seem to be the wave of the future, and with that, let's cover the Superman reboot: Man of Steel. This one went a little darker than some of the past Superman titles. Covering a bit more of his history and the personal dilemmas he had growing up, which was a good change from the norm. It's hard to make something "good" with such history/expectations, like Superman. Some titles have had a great cast and bad playthrough (Superman Returns), unlike this one which it had a great cast and playthrough. They did a great job of retelling a known tale with some killer special effects, specially during the fights scenes. Now, I know other voices have praised this flick extremely high, and yes, I thought it was good, but I wasn't moved or changed in any way, shape or form. Maybe I should have worn my Superman shirt to set the mood... I don't know.

It's rated PG 13 for brief nudity and language.

4 stars for the Man of Steel stepping up and saving the world, again.

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