Forget saving the world, I’m going to get a Slurpee.
I took my son to see Man of steel today. I’m not going to do a review of it because I like to focus on older films and I’m lazy. Here’s some quick thoughts on both sides
Not sure that the opening scene added a lot to the film and Russell Crowe probably just demanded some action for his part.
I’m still not sold on the Superman costume. The old suit is kind of like a classic football uniform like the Colts or Bears, it’s classic and doesn’t need to be made darker or more metallic.
I can kind of understand the idea of Superman not being trusted by the people of earth as I guess we humans are like that. However out of all Super Heroes over the years Supes was accepted pretty easily and he may be in the next film, but this film kind of goes against an idea that’s existed for Super for decades.
The idea of devastating a city in a fight in the comics is nothing new. They go to great lengths to do it in this film, but I kept thinking Superman would try to end this as quickly as he could without damaging and endangering humans. Maybe he couldn’t because of the threat, but the filmmakers seem to relish in the destruction.
The part where Lois and this scientist are supposed to arm this missile but it doesn’t work and they don’t know why it isn’t happening. Turns out they didn’t have a lined up right the first time. The scientist eventually figures it out, but everybody on the plane except Lois dies because they couldn’t see that it was not lined up. Seemed like a stretch to me.
The positives far outweigh the negatives overall, here’s a few-
Once it gets going the action is stellar.
The leads of the films are solid.
Diane Lane and Kevin Costner were particularly good as the Kents even though they were smaller roles.
The visuals are spectacular all the way through.
I like how the film goes back and forth with flashbacks to show Clark’s background.
The blending of sci-fi and Super Hero elements are well done and that’s not an easy task.
Amy Adams has somehow gotten more attractive as she’s gotten older.
The settings particularly the snow regions were great.
Battles, battles and more battles if you’re patient.
Those Phantom Zone barbers sure did a poor job!