Man of Steel movie. I took a girlfriend with me and we made a night of it. We felt pretty special when we got to skip the long line and saw our reserved press seats! Good times!
I really enjoyed the first half of the movie. In the spirit of the Dark Knight movies, Man of Steel did a good job of taking the cartoony-ness out of Superman. While I understand that a huge amount of time couldn't be spent on Kripton's history, I did feel like it moved so quickly that I didn't have a chance to develop any attachment to the people or care about the planet. It jumped from the past to present day very quickly leaving me with a lot of questions but the flash backs to Clark's childhood answered most of those. I appreciated getting a glimpse into how Clark learned to hone his super powers. Kevin Costner and Diane Lane did well as Clark's loving earthly parents, Jonathan and Martha Kent.
The second half of the movie felt a little bit forced. It seemed like the writers
left the room and the graphics guys threw all their CGI ideas into the
rest of the movie. It was overdone. One action sequence after another,
leaving the whole city in shambles. I kept thinking "ok, now their
going to move on..." and I was wrong... over and over again. Don't get
me wrong... the CGI stuff was well done. It was just too much.
So, overall, it was a fun take on the whole Superman story. The content was reasonable. While there was the typical superhero violence it wasn't overly bloody and there was no sexual content. There is definite potential for future movies there. If they make another Superman movie with Henry Cavill I'd go see it.
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