Movie Review | Man of Steel (2013)

A young itinerant worker is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race.
Director: Zack Snyder
Writers: David S. Goyer (screenplay), David S. Goyer (story)
Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon

Let’s face it, who do not know Superman?!? (ノ≧∀≦)ノ




As far as visual effects goes in this movie, it is quite superb. Just like any other DC movies, this one has it’s unique special effects that compliments the entirety of the whole movie.



As far as any DC movies is in there really isn’t any form of memorable soundtrack unless you count the all-time Superman theme~ That’s the reason for the score.



So far the script still follows the first Superman movie but has been given far more details into how somethings came to be. And the dialogues are ever heart wrenching that gave the whole movie a good spin.



The story is a modern version of the first Superman movie wherein Christopher Reeves starred in. It might be in one statement compared as a clone of the original with slight modifications. The whole story is based and follows the original script with slight revision that details the history of Superman and Krypton.

     It might not be good to compare two movies of different generation and that might be the reason why the title of the movie is “Man of Steel” instead of “Superman”. However, it is unavoidable to compare two movies with the same lead and plot especially if you are a Superman fan. Nevertheless, the whole story is amazingly executed.



As what I’ve said earlier, the whole movie is based and follows the first Superman movie which makes sure that the characters are quite familiar and memorable. There’s the main protagonist and pairing, Clark Kent/Superman (Henry Cavill) and Lois Lane (Amy Adams). The main antagonists General Zod (Michael Shannon) and the other Kryptonian soldiers.

     The characters did make the audience feel their emotions and motive in a way that their whole personality and role will not be mistaken nor be confused. Their goals and determination are being communicated may it be implied or direct. However, you might find some scenes in between characters how foolish they might look at times, to be clear not really all the time though.



The actors did their best to characterize the roles they are in. For Henry Cavill (Clark Kent) being the main protagonist of an epic character would be a real challenge. Showing the feelings of Superman/Clark Kent growing up from a very immature child to a very responsible and mature hero is quite outstanding. (And, that body is quite hot!!). Amy Adams (Loise Lane) made sure that Lois Lane always needed saving which would be quite alright! I mean she did her best to be the too-curious-for-her-own-good journalist and a girl who likes fame to a woman who could stand on her own. Michael Shannon (General Zod) who made the villain looks really evil, cold hearted, son-of-a-beeeeep; however, at the end shows the really emotional and responsible soldier.

     Good job guys!



The end is well played. They did show how Clark Kent became a journalist at Daily Planet. It also stated there why he chose to take on a job in the city and as a journalist.



This is one is an awesome movie! Recommended! Let’s try and remember how we really remember Superman.

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