Starring: Henry Cavill (The Cold Light of Day), Amy Adams (Trouble with the Curve), Michael Shannon (The Iceman), Kevin Costner (Tv’s ‘Hatfields & McCoys), Diane Lane (Secretariat), Russell Crowe (Les Miserables), Christopher Meloni (42), Laurence Fishburne (Contagion)
In this reboot, we get a new superman movie, Clark Kent/Kal-el (Cavill) arrives on Earth and is raised to hide his powers by his parents (Costner and Lane).
We get to see Clark Kent grow up and try and learn how to control his powers while living on Earth. After he’s grown, he treks on a journey to find out who he is, which he discovers in a frozen tundra.
After he discovers who he really is, he must decide to help the humans or help his people of Kripton. After making his decision, he has to live with the consequences of his actions.
Zack Snyder (300) is behind the camera wanting to bring a new look on the beloved hero, Superman. He joined forces with Christopher Nolan, who had changed the way super hero movies are done with The Dark Knight series. And this movie is no different. It’s different then any other Superman movie that I have seen before.
Unlike many other reviews I have read before, I actually really enjoyed it. Take in mind, what I know about the series I learned from Smallville and the last Superman movie. So, my knowledge on the actual story line is limited; which I read is a problem with other critics.
I liked the action sequences and the flow of the movie. Unlike the last Superman movie, this movie flowed a lot better and the story was far better. Each member of the cast performed their role perfectly making you feel connected to each one of them.
Some of the action sequences were a bit messy in regards that you could tell it was computerized. After seeing what the Avengers and Iron Man 3 could do with action sequences, I expected this movie to be the same. Those movies made it as realistic as possible but this movie was not close. At times, it took from the fighting and was a little bit frustrating.
Following the last two reboots (Batman and Spiderman), they cast a British actor to play the hero. Henry Cavill’s portrayal of Clark Kent was one of the best adaptations that I’ve seen for a beloved character. He really humanized this indestructible hero and made him relatable.
Cavill is certainly going to give Christopher Reeve a run for his money for the best Superman. Reeve has proved himself over multiple movies. I would expect there to be another Man of Steel movie which would give Cavill a chance that he could do this role over multiple movies.
Amy Adams as the love interest Lois Lane was what I am told a different take then the character from the comic strip. I certainly do enjoy this version of Lois Lane because she seems more independent and to truly care about Clark Kent. That much shows with her chemistry with Henry on the screen.
Every one of the core cast each grabbed you when they were on the screen. Each one took their characters to life and it was perfectly casted.
Overall, I think that this movie is not as bad as the other critics hae been saying. But I would take my review with a gain of salt. I know next to nothing about the plot line so I don’t know how loyal it is and I know that if it’s not, it’s going to be hard to really see it as a movie and not an adaptation. Also, I may have lowered my standards based on what I had read.
I think that this movie is worth the watch and is certainly not as bad as what I had expected.