Excerpt: Family Friendly Gaming has commented on Superman before. He is similar to Jesus Christ in some ways. He differs in plenty of ways. So reviewing Man of Steel is a back and forth struggle in some regards. This movie touches on free will versus predestination. In Krypton everyone was born for a certain purpose. They could not deviate from their role. Kal-el was born freely from that system. Which gave him free will.
'Man of Steel' samples from other blockbusters when it should be all Superman
Las Vegas Weekly
12 June 2013
Excerpt: First of all, it’s another damn origin story. Superman’s origin is not only the most well-known piece of superhero lore, it’s also an established piece of American mythology, and as such does not need to be rehashed every time the character has a new onscreen adventure. Or, at least, it doesn’t need to be rehashed at this length, in which it takes 20 minutes just for baby Kal-El to be sent forth into space from his dying home planet of Krypton.
Conclusion: It aches for more depth and warmth and humour, but this is spectacular sci-fi — huge, operatic, melodramatic, impressive. It feels the right Superman origin story for our era, and teases what would be a welcome new superfranchise.
Excerpt: Alongside a torrent of CGI explosions and mayhem, the director also brings an unexpected depth and sense of melancholy to the characters in "Man of Steel". Although diminished, there is still an undercurrent of purpose even though countless skyscrapers are toppled and smashed like jenga blocks. However, the greatest disappointment is that any exhilaration from the visual splendour wears thin as action sequences become excessively prolonged and repetitive.
Excerpt: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, its not quite what you expect in the latest Superman outing from Director Zack Snyder. A reboot of sorts, the Man of Steel movie takes us back to where Superman began with the collapse of the planet Krypton and the arrival on planet Earth of a young baby called Kal-El.
Excerpt: I really don’t like Superman. For me, he rates just above Spiderman, who I absolutely loath. But Zack Snyder is my guilty pleasure. I’ve yet to see a film of his that I have not enjoyed. Sure making statements like that might loose me a heck of a lot of credibility in some eyes, but Zack does one thing and he does it well. He makes films for grown up adolescent boys.
Excerpt: Terwijl hun rivalen bij Marvel kassuccessen boekten met films als ‘The Avengers’, ‘Iron Man’, ‘Thor’ en ‘Captain America’ , bleef DC aan de zijlijn staan met de Batmantrilogie als enige competitie. Nu komt DC groots naar buiten met ‘Man of Steel’, een hoogvlieger binnen hun iconische Supermanreeks.
Summary: Man of Steel is een zoektocht naar wat het is om mens te zijn en een promotiefilm van het Amerikaanse leger, met Superman als de nieuwe Messias. Wat is er toch gebeurd met die aardige superheld in zijn rode cape?
Conclusion: Filmen: Det var värt ett försök, antar jag. Efter att ha moderniserat Batman och vänt upp-och-ned på hela filmvärlden var det Stålmannens tur att utsättas för en totalrenovering signerad Christopher Nolan och David S. Goyer. Resultatet är en mörk historia med tydliga Batman-komplex. Grundhistorien kretsar inte kring kryptoniten den här gången utan fokuserar på mänskligheten som Stålmannen besitter.