Excerpt: 'Man of Steel' is de titel van de nieuwste verfilming van de Superman-franchise. In deze verfilming komen we meer te weten over zijn achtergrond. Bijv. hoe Krypton vernietigd werd en de reden waarom hij niet tegen Kryptoniet kan. De film heeft een groot 'popcorngehalte' en kijkt lekker weg. 'Man of steel' is een goeie aanvulling in deze reeks en ik ben zeer benieuwd naar de sequel.
Excerpt: Synopsis: A child from the dead planet of Krypton, raised by a couple on Earth to be a good man, must defend the inhabitants of his adopted planet from annihilation by an overly-zealous Kryptonian general who, with a small army of survivors, wishes to see a new Krypton rise from the ashes of a violently transformed Earth. Comments: This darker re-boot of the franchise was much better than "Superman Returns".
Excerpt: Okay, like I have mentioned many times in the past: I have humility. Almost five months after the release of Man of Steel, I decided to give it another watch to see if I maybe over-hyped myself or showed too much of my judgmental side. I took a much closer, less biased look at Man of Steel, and in conclusion: I am pleased. Don't get me wrong, Man of Steel is a very flawed movie.
Excerpt: "The world's too big...so make it small." Everybody knows the story of Superman, its matter of presenting it again on the big screen. It's funny how a ghost manages to do a lot, the love angle between Lois and Superman was rushed and it seems the battles of Superman with Zod dampens the welfare of humans. The length was prolonged due to details of special effects for the settings. Another observation was how dull this version of Lois Lane was depicted.
Excerpt: Steel stumbles to soar high. In fact he does do the job, provide some visual feast. But Snyder has placed overly bloated action to give a feeling that, it did not reach the sky. Yes the action is extravagant, the visual effects are dazzling, the fans get two good surprises, but all are put to bad use by super speed camera movements and the worst use of shaky 3D action. Shaky cams does not give any action scene an impact.
Excerpt: Man of Steel was a good quality movie. True, it was predictable. But let's face it, most superhero movies are. With a movie in a franchise as big as the Superman one, you can't win. Make it too like the comic book and people will be disappointed with the lack of variety in the movies. Vary the movie too much from the comic book and people will feel betrayed that their beloved comic book movie isn't exactly the same as their beloved comic book.
Summary: It was a good movie, no doubt. Though, I am a little disappointed. I wished it would've had more story development and a little less action toward the end of the movie. But all in all, it was a really good movie.
Excerpt: 'Man of Steel' is a much needed step above the disappointing 'Superman Returns'. For one thing, this re-boot is much faster paced and entertaining. Not a moment of screen time is wasted. The film swiftly covers large ground, in epic-scoped fashion. It is flashy, effects heavy and bombastic, but also thrilling and 'wow'-inducing in those aspects. There is enough spectacular action here to fill up two movies. It almost feels too much.