Man of steel
IMDB User Review:
SPOILERS: This movie is incredibly underrated!
cristiandelgado-726031 July 2017
Caution: spoilers may abound. I think this movie is severely underrated. Most complaints I see are of people who can’t let go of the vision of superman they got from Christopher reeve who played a superman who was a god among men who never made mistakes and always knew what to do. That’s not someone we relate to in this day and age because in our cynical and jaded society it’s impossible to be that morally upright.
I like Henry Cavill’s superman because he plays a man who has to learn how to be superman. He’s not perfect out the gate and he doesn’t automatically know how to handle every situation right out the gate. Because of this a lot of lives are lost in the battle of metropolis and superman is forced to end zod because there is no other recourse because there is no way to contain him on earth with all the kryptonian tech is destroyed.
Whatever you can say about how believable it is that superman didn’t have a choice it’s still set up well. Krypton was very beautiful and Russell Crowe made a great jor el. As far as the plot for the movie I understand the criticism that the flashbacks don’t make sense but I think the death of Jonathan Kent is done very well because it’s a sacrifice intended to keep Clark undercover. All in all its not perfect but it’s far from terrible.
Upon first watching it, I found the film somewhat boring, but a rewatch did change my mind completely. It acts as an origin story, but it’s done in such a way as the way it tells you isn’t some chronological “he was born, his planet blew up, every other step in his life” it tells the story in a more interesting not purely linear way, while not creating a confusing plot.
Everything was tied in well to the point as the villain wasn’t just some randomly picked anybody and hope it goes well; everything was chosen to create the best possible film they could do. While this isn’t my favourite super hero film out there, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that in terms of the whole film making process, this is the polar opposite of the latest Fantastic 4.
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