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.
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 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.
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.
Excerpt: What's with all the negativity? "Oh, Man of Steel is dark. Superman isn't supposed to be dark. He's played by a British guy. Boohoo." Man of Steel isn't a dark film - it's a realistic film. It plays as if Superman really existed in this real world, and I truly doubt people would take this guy lightly, therefore resulting in an edgier but never truly "dark" motion picture. So shush.
Summary: Revisiting childhood heroes is risky. We want them to be as we remember them - rose tinted and shiny. How can a movie live up to expectations like these? Donner's Superman created a shadow recent interpretations have struggled to shake off. However, as a standalone film - it's big, noisy and fun.
Summary: Ok, what the hell was that?!! I'm not that old but I have read quite a few superman comics in my days...when I wasn't studying or jumping off the garage roof like the man of steel. It didn't feel like it was true to the story. Actually it felt like someone had rolled up a few of the comics, then continued to slap me with it...below my waist! It didn't add up. Just to be a bit positive here, it was graphically pleasing to watch.