June 14, 2013


I got to see Man of Steel yesterday! I was skeptical because I've never been a big fan of Superman movies or TV shows... to me they always seem to fall short. But this? I actually liked it. It also didn't hurt that he's ridiculously good looking. Especially with the facial hair. And shirtless.

There were so many moments I liked- getting to see him grow up in flashbacks was great because it's touching and it was nice to get his backstory and to see Krypton. Seeing that much of Krypton was good for the story background and understanding a little bit more about the characters. The bad guy is bad but you kind of get why. You get to see what a good guy Clark is and I love that about him. The acting is good, which is nice for a Superman movie.

A lot of the movie is Clark/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) figuring out who he is and what kind of man he wants to be. It's also about his Earth dad Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner) and mom (Diane Lane) helping him through what has to be a tough time for a kid. As if puberty isn't bad enough, he knows he has to be in control of himself because he has this power. He has to be the better man and walk away. I loved that about him even though it would be difficult.

Clark's connection with Lois Lane (Amy Adams) is... friendly? I'm not sure if that's the word I want to use. But he saves her. A lot. She falls quite a bit. But they become friends before he puts on the suit so it's nice that she didn't just see him as Superman and suddenly get interested. I don't want to say too much because I don't want to give it away.

The action is pretty awesome, but I did think to myself that there was a ridiculous amount of destruction and I wondered how in the hell they would rebuild Metropolis. Seriously... a lot of destruction. And poor Superman! The action was nonstop near the end so he couldn't really catch a break.

Overall a lot of action and good story telling and very entertaining. Plus, Superman is hot. Go see it!

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