“…not even until the last ten seconds of the movie that the iconic “Everyday-reporter-famously-disguised-by-just-a-pair-of-eyeglasses” Clark Kent finally makes his long awaited appearance!”
Title: Man of Steel (Superman)
Director: Zack Snyder
Release Date: June 14, 2013
Length: 143 minutes
Cast: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe
Overall, the film was disappointing and did not live up to the timeless story of Superman. The movie is more Sci-Fi/alien-combat than expected and, despite the non-stop action scenes, is still not even that exciting, and actually most of the time is just plain confusing. The only interesting moments were flashbacks to Clark’s youth when he first discovered his superhuman powers and the challenges that came with controlling them. Unfortunately, these more nostalgic scenes only played a small part in the film, and the rest of the time was filled with either constant battle or cliché one-liners. (It is not even until the last ten seconds of the movie that the iconic “Everyday-reporter-famously-disguised-by-just-a-pair-of-eyeglasses” Clark Kent finally makes his long awaited appearance!) However, the effects were incredible and saved the movie from being downright un-enjoyable: and if these effects are to be seen, if seen at all, then it definitely should be in a theater rather than on your TV at home. Too bad the good effects and impressive cast are pretty much cancelled out by a weak and uninteresting, as well as overdone, plot. Skip this film and wait for the sequel. After all, how many times can we be expected to watch a movie where aliens are trying to destroy the Earth? And if that had to be the case, I’d go with This is The End.
REEL REVIEWS RATING: “Go If There’s Really Nothing Else to See”