Man of Steel Mid-night Screening Review and Crowd reaction
The Wait is finally over, as a Superman fan. Its been way too long since we got a good superman movies. Which was last in the 80s with Superman II- ( please don’t mention Superman Returns. that was an abomination). Enter Man of Steel, directed by Zack Synder of the 300 and watchmen fame, written by David Goyer and Produced by Christopher Nolan. Now this review has no Spoilers so you can keep reading and watching.
So Man of Steel I absolutely loved it. this was a coming over age Superman Movie. A Movie about two fathers and a movie that should the importance of parentage and how that helps in molding character. Simply put Superman isn’t all powerful because of his DNA or our yellow Superman. That was the theme that resonated throughout this movie
Henry Cavill is Superman he embodied the role has Clark Kent on the Farm, Kal-el the Alien and eventually Superman. He was born for this role and nailed it perfectly. Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner as Jor-el and PA Kent were magnificent. You can truly see the men who molded Clark into Superman. Diane Lane was great as MA Kent even though she had little screen time. Michael Shannon as General Zod was menacing and had duty bound nature to his role but it was but it was Antje Traue as Faora that stole the show for me. In her little screen time and even fewer lines. All I have to say is I don’t want to even mess with her. then there is Amy Adams as Lois Lane, she was solid and to me more of the reporter than other version of the character. Some may argue her presence wasn’t much felt. But this was a story about Clark Kent/kal-el become Superman and Not Lois & Clark Story.
The Action- one word epic. This is the one movie that will redefine who action is shot in comic book movies. You really felt the scale of Superman and the Kryptonians power and it was dam scary and I loved it. It was fierce and intense, with building getting wrecked left and right. I mean this movie had epicness written all over it.
Don’t get me wrong, Man of Steel isn’t perfect, it does suffer from some pacing issues; and some may argue that it didn’t have much humor to it, not a lot of other character development. But to that I say this was a realistic take on Superman in a film that asked the question how would you react if a Man Showed up that had all that power.
Overall Man Of Steel was a resounding success, in restarting the Superman franchise and leading to a justice league movie. Was it perfect? No. But it was an awesome movie, with everything you needed from emotional turns, to epic action like no we have seen on screen to date