Man of Steel review
Man of Steel
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I love comics both Marvel and DC. That said, I’ve never been a fan of Superman but I love Dawn of the Dead, 300, and watchmen. I decided to give Snyder a chance to get my interest. With a cast including Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, and Laurence Fishburne, I went in with an open mind. My hopes were even if I can’t get into Superman then at the very least I could get into Man of Steel.
First and foremost I’m a huge fan of the story telling in this movie. The visual talents of Snyder are front and center and it feels very 300. The action sequences are some of the best I’ve seen, although it seems CGI was heavily relied on, that doesn’t ever take away from the awe factor in the slightest. The 2hrs+ run time of this film also put me off fairly quickly as I expected a Captain America like intro with little action. Pleasantly that is not the case. The pace of this film is perfect and I never found myself wishing for the credits to roll. The villain, General Zod, came off plastic and lifeless. It was hard to feel the threat and terror I probably should have.
With my dislike for the man of steel himself, I’m uneducated in accuracy to the comics. As a movie fan I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. I really don’t think you need to be a DC comic fan to put this on your list. I am disappointed in the little tidbits I undoubtedly missed. In closing I can highly recommend this film as a super hero adventure thrill ride. With the news of Snyder directing Justice League, this movie actually has me looking forward to it.