A young itinerant worker is forced to confront his secret extra stellar origin when Earth is invaded by members of his own race.
I don’t like Superman, he sucks.
I’m afraid this movie falls into the generic blockbuster category, which is a real shame. I was sorta hoping with Christopher Nolan involved to get a Batman reboot feel. It’s not like that at all. And whenever it tries to be like that, it falls extremely short. They have this ridiculous action followed by a blunt serious monologue. Wtf?! It feels like a stop then start then stop then start, and the in between bits are just dull as hell.
They’ve managed to make Superman even more boring then he was before, and that isn’t helped by Henry Cavill. He is trying so hard to be an all out american, that for a lot of this movie, he is just so blank. He is outplayed by his ‘younger self’, in scenes which turn out to be some of the best in the movie. His enemy isn’t interesting either, its a tired villain that is incredibly outdated, and as much as I love Michael Shannon; he is also very blank.
Don’t get me wrong, the action scenes are entertaining and the visual effects are next level stuff. It’s just the spongy writing which takes you away from that. It then ruins the actors chance of being good, like Amy Adams who had so much potential to play a good Lois Lane.
Overall, everything is very unoriginal and simple. The only credit you can give it, is that you can probably switch your brain off and enjoy it on a visual level. And it does tell a slightly interesting story. However, I could spend hours discussing things that annoyed me, and I’m not even a Superman fan.
Exciting and visually outstanding at times, Man of Steel has a serious case of dodgy writing and blank acting disease. – 2/5
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