Man of Steel Review
Written By Adam McCulloch
Man of Steel is a stellar addition to the 2013 line-up, and a worthy reboot, but at its heart a slight disapointment for hardcore superman fans.
Featured in only a meagre fifth of the total run-time, Kal-El’s backstory takes a back-seat to action-packed baddy-fighting scenes. The storyline scenes themselves were nicely shot, and the atmosphere of Krypton was conveyed well through the details of wildlife and architecture. Warner Brother’s are clearly keen for a sequel, the movie is plastered in not-so-small hints of future action from LexCorp and the Daily Planet.
While the trademark red under-over-wear is gone, the new suit with darker colours is an improvment. So too is the pattern, which shifts from the old skin-tight latex to faintly chain-mail looking suit. Immortal’s Henry Cavill looked entirely the part of our favourite handsome hero, but his performance left something to be desired. Russell Crow and Amy Adams were brilliant as usual.
The film’s $225 million shines brightly through in the stunning special effects of beautifully rendered flight-scenes, eyeball popping explosions and intense laser vision action.