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Man of Steel (2013)

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Details: 143 mins · English, England

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gave

It is an awesome treat to watch

As high as the expectations were raised after trailers, I was not disappointed with this movie. It is different in many ways to the usual superhero movies but is a fresh take at Superman something you expect from a Nolan and Zack Snyder film.
The pacing of movie was quite good and there was never a boring moment. The visuals were spectacular. Great action scenes and special effects. Acting by Russel Crowe, Henry Cavill was amazing. Man of steel is one of best movie of the year.

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gave

Far too long and boring

I could not wait for this tedium to be over. It was okay, up until the last 45 minutes. Then we are subjected to over half an hour of Superman and Zod punching each other, ad nauseum. This is interspersed with buildings crumbling and explosions. It was all boring as all hell, and very repetitive. Probably one of the worst superhero movies I've seen.

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Yeah, I do. I never read comics, and the only complaint people seem to have about it is that it bastardized the Phoenix saga, so I didn't mind it. Yeah, I was bummed about the lack of Cyclops (James Marsden is my favorite actor of the lot), but otherwise, no complaints from me.

Cyclops is one of my favorite X-Men, as is Beast, and both were pretty bastardized here. The Phoenix Saga is overused and boring, but that was wasted on this movie as well, and characters like The Juggernaut was a joke. But the two things that piss me off are the fact that they totally messed with and downplayed the classic Astonishing X-Men storyline, written by Joss Whedon, and how poorly portrayed Rogue was.

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gave

Disappointing

It's hard not to compare any Superman movie to the 1978 masterpiece by Richard Donner starring Christopher Reeve. Even its own sequels suffered from the comparison, with the possible exception of Superman II.

But the title character in this re-imagining of Superman was almost unrecognizable. Superman is supposed to be a beacon of hope, the one person we can count on to do what's right in any given situation. They are traits which his alter ego, Clark Kent, learned from the example set by his father, Jonathan Kent.

What sort of an example was Jonathan Kent in this movie? He berates his son for saving a bus load of school kids and tries to convince him to hide his abilities rather than use them. And what was the result? Clark stood by helplessly and watched his father die. Beacon of hope Superman/Clark would not have done that. His father would have taught him better.

Another thing this movie got wrong was that Superman does not kill. Ever. Period.

These events were jarring enough that I picked up on them immediately. Afterward, as I thought about the movie, I realized that the entire mood of the film was a little off, and it was only upon reflection that I realized what it was. It had a very dark tone to it. Even the cinematography was dark. The beginning where Clark wanders around, feeling the outcast, felt like it would have made a better Wolverine movie than a Superman movie. About the only thing I did like was that Lois, who is supposed to be an excellent reporter, was able to figure out Superman's secret.

And to further complicate matters, this is the Superman being used in Warner Bros. Batman/Superman movie, and the Justice League movie which will follow. As much as I would love to see a Justice League movie franchise to rival Marvel's Avengers, I'm very much afraid they may have already started down the wrong path.

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Cast:

Small Superman / Clark Kent
Small Lois Lane
Small Martha Kent
Small Jor-El
Small General Zod
Small Jonathan and Martha Kent
Small Colonel Hardy
Small Perry White
Small Lana Lang
Small Emerson
Small Lara Lor-Van
Small Faora
Small Professor Hamilton
Small Clark Kent at 13
Small Steve Lombard

Crew:

Small Christopher Nolan Producer
Small Hans Zimmer Original Music Composer
Small David S. Goyer Screenplay
Small Zack Snyder Director
No_movie_poster Jerry Siegel Characters
No_movie_poster Joe Shuster Characters
No_movie_poster Deborah Snyder Production
No_movie_poster Charles Roven Production
Small Emma Thomas Production
Small Christopher Nolan Story Contributor
Small David S. Goyer Story Contributor
No_movie_poster Joe Shuster Story Contributor
No_movie_poster Jerry Siegel Story Contributor
No_movie_poster David Brenner Editing

Plot:

Man of Steel is an upcoming 2013 American superhero film directed by Zack Snyder, produced by Christopher Nolan, and scripted by David S. Goyer. Based on the DC Comics character Superman, the film will be a reboot of the Superman film series, portraying the character's origin story. The film stars Henry Cavill in the title role, with Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, and Russell Crowe as Jor-El. Man of Steel is intended to launch a shared fictional universe of DC Comics characters on film.


Development began in 2008 when Warner Bros. Pictures took pitches from comic book writers, screenwriters and directors, opting to reboot the franchise. In 2009, a court ruling resulted in Jerry Siegel's family recapturing the rights to Superman's origins and Siegel's copyright. The decision stated that Warner Bros. did not owe the families additional royalties from previous films, but if they did not begin production on a Superman film by 2011, then the Shuster and Siegel estates would be able to sue for lost revenue on an unproduced film. Nolan pitched Goyer's idea after story discussion on The Dark Knight Rises. Snyder was hired as director in October 2010. Principal photography started in August 2011 in West Chicago, Illinois before moving to Plano, Illinois and Vancouver.


"Man Of Steel"'s U.S.A. red carpet debut was held in New York City on June 10, 2013 attended by its principal cast members. The film will be released to the general public on June 14, 2013, in conventional, 3D and IMAX theaters.

Release Dates:

Theatrical : 2013-06-14 : United States of America

Theatrical : 2013-06-13 : Japan

Theatrical : 2013-06-13 : Argentina

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