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.
Excerpt: Under normal circumstances, hearing the great Michael Shannon growl “Release the world engine!” while wearing an H.R. Giger-styled bodysuit would be a sign of much enjoyable high camp to come. But sadly, like most of the DC Comics films, Man of Steel takes itself too seriously to have any of that...
Man of Steel Is a Real Movie Trapped Inside an Overblown Blockbuster
13 June 2013
Excerpt: Zack Snyder's Man of Steel is a movie event with an actual movie inside, crying to get out. Despite its preposterous self-seriousness, its overblown, CGI'ed-to-death climax, and its desperate efforts to depict the destruction of, well, everything on Earth, there's greatness in this retelling of the...
'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.
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.
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...
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.