Saturday, 15 June 2013

Man of Steel film review

Went to see Man of Steel with the family and our good friends C, M and H today.  We are all big superhero film fans (except maybe my daughter G and H) and were very excited to see the reboot, and with IMDB reporting that: 'After one day, the return of Superman is already faring better than Superman Returns. Warner Bros.’ $225 million franchise reboot, Man of Steel, took in a blazing $44.1 million on Friday. Including the $12 million earned on Thursday through corporate screening programs, the film has a $56.1 million,' we knew it was going to be good.

Henry Cavill (Stardust, The Tudors) stars as the Kal-El/Clark Kent aka Superman and he does an excellent job in filling the big mans' shoes.  Russell Crow (A Beautiful Mind, Les Miserables) plays his father Jor-El and Ayelet Zurer (Munich, Angels and Demons) plays Lara Lor-Van.  Amy Adams (Catch Me If You Can, Enchanted) plays Lois Lane and Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, Apocalypse Now) is Perry White.  Kevin Costner (Robin Hood, Waterworld) plays his Earth Dad Jonathon Kent and Diane Lane (Jumper, The Perfect Storm) plays Martha Kent, his Earth Mum.  Fine performances from all the cast secure the film as one of the best superhero films in terms of action and acting.

I loved the way that Director Zack Snyder (300, Sucker Punch) zigzagged between past and present and that there were a couple of Easter Eggs for keen-eyed fans.  The backstory was established well and the fight scenes were 'butt-kicking,' as was Michael Shannon (Premium Rush, Vanilla Sky) as the big bad General Zod, he was perfect (I have never seen a face so perfect for angry acting).

I was also very pleased to see at the closing of the film that they have dropped the iconic 'glasses' act - you have to watch the movie to see what I mean, you won't regret it.

A film so good it never got a promotional tagline:                        10/10         #ManOfSteel

This is my last post for a while as I am going to Barcelona for a few days with my husband to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary.  I will be back on the 21st and will be posting after this date.  Our friends C and M brought us a lovely anniversary gift to the cinema, which was very personal and creative:

See you soon x

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