Note: I had seen Man of Steel in 2D.
I walked into the theatre with very high expectations. Man of Still fulfilled most of them. It's everything that I expected and then some. I had a blast watching this film!
I can't wait for the sequels! I know the sequels will be better than this origin story. Heck yeah, I will definitely see the sequels in cinemas. This one set the groundwork for the forthcoming films.
Henry Cavill is smokin' hot. I whispered to myself while watching Man of Steel, "Man, Henry is handsome onscreen." Imagine me watching White House Down with Channing Tatum - haha.
I clapped at the end of Man of Steel. I haven't done that in awhile. With that said, here's my review. I highly recommend seeing Man of Steel in theatres!
Superman is seventy-five years old and still going strong. The superhero has never aged, but has definitely overstayed his welcome in Hollywood. Superman freshened up for a new battle and gives hope to mankind in Man of Steel.
The planet Krypton faces destruction due to an unstable core. Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and Lara (Ayelet Zurer) give birth to Kal-El (Henry Cavill). It was the first natural birth in centuries, so his parents send him to Earth.
Martha and Jonathon Kent (Diane Lane and Kevin Costner) adopts the young baby and names him Clark Kent. Clark has magical powers, but he doesn’t know where they came from. Clark finds the truth when he’s an adult: born on Krypton, his parents wanted to protect him, and the S stands for “hope”.
Superman’s enemy is General Zod (Michael Shannon). Zod wants the Kryptonian race to flourish on Earth. On the other hand, Superman wants the humanity on Earth to survive. The Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane (Amy Adams) helps Superman to defeat General Zod. Of course, Superman falls in love Lois.
Cavill delivered an astonishing and relatable performance. Superman is well-developed through his actions and words. Shannon stole the show as the villain. Lane and Costner did fine with portraying their distant two-dimensional characters. Crowe provided a first-rate performance when he felt like it, but not consistently.
The chemistry between Superman and Lois isn’t explored enough for you to care about their relationship.
The first act is very slow, but picks up in the second act. There’s no going back when the action starts. It’s loud, but that’s the best part of Man of Steel. The loudness is what makes this film born a superhero.
The third act is the most crucial to Man of Steel. It keeps you on the edge-of-your-seat and guessing. Overlong and repetitive action sequences took up most of this act. This may also remind you of 9/11 - buildings crash and people lose their lives. There’s almost too much chaos and mayhem.
Man of Steel lives up to its hype. This film doles out the right amount of epic spectacle, but it gets overwhelming in the third act.
Superman will continue to live on, but he should always come prepared. B