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Man of Steel – Quick Review



Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon
Theatrical Release Date: June 14, 2013
Synopsis: A young itinerant worker is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race.
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The Good

Hardcore comic fans will enjoy Superman's extended Kryptonian background.

The Bad

Casual viewers may find the movie a bit dull.

Bottom Line

Man of Steel: only dedicated comic book fans need apply for Superman’s latest big screen iteration.

Posted June 14, 2013 by

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Man of Steel

Should you see Man of Steel? That depends. Are you a hardcore comic book/superhero fan? Then yes, you should see it. If you’re considering watching it because you’re jonesin’ for a sci-fi/fantasy/action flick, you can probably do better.

Man of Steel does some things very right, such as the in-depth background on Superman’s birth planet, Krypton. And the final battle scene is spectacular. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of waiting for something to happen, in between.

My main problem with the movie is that I don’t feel there’s a reason to sit through it again, or buy it when it comes out on blu-ray. Add in the “shaky camera” cinematography and an almost complete lack of humor, and Man of Steel verges on ‘meh.’

If you’re a comic book/superhero/Superman fan, I recommend you see Man of Steel once in the theater, and then move on. But don’t take your non-geeky significant other. Dawn nearly fell asleep.

Tim Wells

Dad, husband, gamer, blogger, geek. Not necessarily in that order.