Below is a spoiler free review of Man of Steel, feel free to read as no major details have been included, enjoy.
With almost a couple of years after it was announced, Zack Snyder along with a colossal trio of names being Christopher Nolan as producer, Hans Zimmer as composer and David S. Goyer as the writer, all these people cultivated to bring a marvellous reboot on the screen.
Safe to say that Superman is DC’s most valuable asset along with Batman in terms of fame, watching this spectacle was hypnotic at times, Zack Snyder was faced with nearly a challenging task since this franchise has not been made right since the first two Superman films back in the seventies and eighties featuring the late great Christopher Reeve.
There are shades of Nolan in the flashback sequences as Nolan had done previously to most of his films, this allows for a descriptive and thorough overall outlook on what has made Kal-El the person he is today and the individual he will become in the future.
The film is extremely visual in terms of its detailed action sequences, there are a few scenes when you are in awe of what is shown on screen, and the 3D certainly helps, the plot flows quite well too, although slow at times it makes up for it for its monstrous fight scenes, with at the same time being quite clever too with how the characters use the environment around them to wreck ultimate destruction.
The actors on the screen portrayed their roles quite well and good chemistry was formed between them, the presence of Nolan & Snyder may have helped this result, Michael Shannon actor of “Boardwalk Empire” played as General Zod, which for me was the scene stealer, he was both terrifying and commanding, striking fear to those who dared opposed him.
Clark Kent’s parents played quite well with Kevin Costner and Diane Lane, they showed his human side and helped Clark adapt to the planet around him, Russel Crowe as the biological father showed strength too when he sent his little boy to planet Earth and he well and truly knew that his little son would be Earth’s ultimate saviour one day. In a way both sets of parents gave Clark strength and belief to make him the man he would become.
Zack Snyder did a fine job with all the pressure he had to work with in making a fine 21st century reboot of Superman, with Nolan by his side, they have created a fantastic appetizer of what is yet to come by DC’s greatest ever superhero, we cannot wait for what’s in store and what the franchise will bring, if it is anything like its predecessor then we are in for a phenomenal exuberant feature,a superb action packed filled visual feast.
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