|Hot Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent/Kal-Al|
I saw Superman on Saturday evening with a sold out crowd, I even saw one college age student don his Superman cape to this screening. Never have I witnessed before so many solid groups of friends and family members, 12+ people going to the show together, and thereby making finding seating together quite difficult. But when the film began, you could hear a needle drop because everyone was just absorbed into the re-telling of another Superman film. Although there were a lot of young kids there under 10 years old, this Superman did not have the bubble gum campy style of previous movies, this was serious, the real deal.
Superman's parents send their son off alone to Earth with the essence of the unborn people of his race bonded within his DNA. When General Zod (Michael Shannon) learns that Jor-El, played by Russell Crowe, stole the relic that is key to the survival of his race, he makes it his mission to find the boy one day to get it back. Gen. Zod and his posse are imprisoned for their murderous activities and coup attempt, and frozen for eternity in another part of the galaxy. Meanwhile, Kryton is dying and the core of the planet starts to destroy the planet until it is nothing more. On target to Earth, baby Kal-Al is on towards his new home where he is lovingly raised by the Kents played by Kevin Costner and Diane Lane. As Clark Kent grows up (wonderfully played by the ridiculously hot Henry Cavill), he knows he is very different and his father explains to him that he needs to keep his powers to himself because people will be scared of him and ostracize him. But through a series of accidents and the desire to save people's lives, and through witnesses of his abilities, Clark has to move on in the world and work at various jobs to keep busy.
|The excellent Michael Shannon as Gen. Zod|
The grandest fight scenes in the superhero genre can be seen in Man of Steel as Superman fights with the few remaining members of his race. The action and CGI in this film, which is a trademark of Synder, is exceptional and exciting! There has been what I sense to be a smear campaign by rival studios and fanatic fans of Marvel comics, totally set on talking garbage about Man of Steel. Some film critics review of the film make me wonder if they even actually saw the damn film, because if they did, some of them wouldn't be so childishly negative as they have been. But ignoring those fools, you can see for yourself that currently at IMDB, the rating is currently at an impressive 8.3 (I submitted my vote too of a 9). And more impressively, it has scored an A- at Cinemascore,which is the default source for haters to refer to in trying to justify their critical attack against a film. Ha, you lose suckers!
|MAN OF STEEL|
I want to see Man of Steel again, it was that good! Rarely do I desire to watch a movie again but this was thoroughly entertaining, not a dull moment, or a lag within the film. Superhero movies are design to suspend reality. And based on some of the negative comments about the film, it appears that superhero films are now being held to a much higher standing, be it the quality of the acting, the set design, the usage of CGI, and a believable plot. To me, Man of Steel had met my standards in these criterias and I suggest to you to just ignore the exaggerated negative criticism, which again has an agenda behind them, and just enjoy this film for what it is; a great superhero story that was in desperate need of new blood and a beautiful actor whose own personal reserve elevates Superman to new levels of entertainment, and bring in a new audience. According to Deadline Hollywood and Box Office Mojo, Man of Steel is breaking June box office records and on its way to a least $150 million world-wide weekend (still has many markets to open up in , including China). Congrats to DC comics in finding the perfect new Superman in Henry Cavill!