It looks like the "Man Of Steel" finally got it right! The newest edition to the Superman dynasty is something worth talking about. For years and years there were many futile efforts to find a decent stand-in for the epic Superman that Christopher Reeve made larger than life on the big screen.
Enter Henry Cavill, a chiseled manly man with enough charisma to make the ladies smile and plenty of bravado to choke the naysayers. Fans across the world are pleased as this left field grand-slam has us actually looking forward to the next "Man Of Steel". Yeah, there will be another one. DC comics has been struggling to get one of their titans back on Big Screen and well..here it is!
The biggest and most positive change that we're seeing with this version is that there is more focus on Kent finding out who he really is. Superman didn't just come flying out of the womb, he had to be nurtured and scrape his knees a few times before he got it right. If you look at some of the earlier Superman films, the back-story can be a little fuzzy for a newbie, unclear if you will. In "Man Of Steel", it's geared for the masses, the complex story of Superman is broken down into consumable portions. So if this is your first introduction to Superman, it's a great start before you fly back to watch Reeve's other installments.
Now as far as today's "Man Of Steel", it starts off digging into the destructive events that propelled our alien hero to the world we know and love. This gives a few nods to the earlier versions, but also includes some new additions thanks to better film technology within the industry. Russel Crowe plays Jor-El, Superman's father and he gives a worthy performance that definitely brings the drama up to 2013 expectations. From there as you know an infant Kal-El is sent to the earth to begin his journey of becoming one of the greatest heroes on earth.
Upon reaching earth, Superman is raised by a loving family which just happens to be the awesome Kevin Costner(Johnathan Kent) and genuine Diane Lane(Martha Kent). These two just add star power to the film which brings it up another notch on the peg of excellence. They raise the young, Super, as a child of their own and give him a "human foundation" that he can incorporate into his extraterrestrial being. I think sometimes we forget that Superman is an alien, even though he looks just like us without the cape and x-ray vision. From there the story falls into it's own, but adds a few tidbits to provide depth and mystery to an already Epic figure.
Now when you want to talk about action in the film, you better bring an empty trough because it's in surplus. I'm talking cosmic excitement to spare, Superman kicks "Arse" in this film. When he goes in, he goes in all the way, until you can't even see the latex. He gave this film a royal shag, I loved every bit of it! The villains in the film had a beast mentality of their own, they definitely know how to throw a punch or a knee. A few times I thought they were going to rewrite history as Superman had to reach deep in his bag of tricks to pull out a win.
Without giving too much of the film's content away, I will say that is a must-see! Zack Snyder ate his Wheaties every morning before sitting in his director's chair and we thank him for it. The film's a good two hours and some change, but it's well worth it. After all, it's Superman and when your talking Clark Kent, you're talking Quality. So if your wondering what to watch at the movies, look no further than "Man of Steel". It's Freakin Awesome!
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