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Man Of Steel – Movie Review

Fans are closely watching the reviews for Man of Steel so I will attempt to do my best when giving my thoughts about the movie. I am in no way a Superman fan. Going into the Man of Steel, I knew general tidbits of knowledge about the Superman series I’ve obtained over the years just growing up. To me, Superman was kind of a pompous douchebag and Batman always seemed way cooler to me. With that being said, I hope I am not off in my opinions.

Should You See Man Of Steel?

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Yes you should go see Man of Steel. The movie is beautifully produced and it’s pretty fun watching the world get destroyed with slew of intense and incredibly unrealistic fight scenes. Where the movie unfortunately lacked was within the writing. The story seemed lazy and scenes felt rushed. [Spoiler Alert] All of the anticipation leading up to the question at hand, “How will Superman defeat Zod?” After an hour long fight scene taking them to all corners of the world, outer space and destroying an entire city, Zod is defeated by a sleeper hold…..

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The cast was great in Man of Steel. I was a bit unsure of how I would feel about ‘s role but from top to bottom, everyone did great.  was a perfect candidate for the role of Superman while  has never disappointed. ‘s strange looking face made him very fitting as General Zod. Both  and  played Clark’s parents and  took on the role of Lois Lane’s boss at the Daily Planet as Perry White.

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Man of Steel marks the first time since 2006’s underwhelming “Superman Returns” since we’ve seen Superman at the movies. What sets this film apart is the team behind it. Director Christopher Nolan is on as a producer and co-writer while Zack Snyder came on as the director. Not familiar with them? Christopher Nolan is responsible for the Dark Knight trilogy and he was rejoined by writer and producer David S. Goyer. Zack Snyder is most famous for his unique style of films like 300, Watchmen and Suckerpunch.

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The question plaguing my mind the entire movie is the famous question from Brodie in Mallrats, “Lois could never have Superman’s baby. Do you think her fallopian tubes could handle his sperm? I guarantee he blows a load like a shotgun right through her back. What about her womb? Do you think it’s strong enough to carry his child?” The 33 years of Clark’s backstory in Man of Steel mentions nothing of a former love meaning he is a 33 year-old virgin. Moving forward in the story, will Superman kill Lois Lane during sex? It seems inevitable.

Man Of Steel Synopsis:

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Born on the alien planet of Krypton, Kal-El is sent by his parents to live on planet Earth, where he is given the name Clark by kindly farmer Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner) and his wife, Martha (Diane Lane), who raise him as if he were their own son. As a young boy,Clark displays incredible superpowers that instill him with a profound sense of personal responsibility. Later, the amiable Clark (Henry Cavill) becomes the subject of a story by crackerjack Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane (Amy Adams). But when his new world is attacked by a force that humans are powerless to defend themselves against, Clark assumes the identity of Superman and fights to protect the entire human race. Academy Award-nominated actor Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, Boardwalk Empire) co-stars as General Zod and Laurence Fishburne steps into the role of “Daily Planet” editor-in-chief Perry White.

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If you saw Man of Steel or plan on seeing it this weekend, let me know your thoughts! Comment below.
@PatHanavan

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  1. Anton S. Hale said:

    Director Zack Snyder brings audiences everywhere this weekend with the long anticipated superman film, Man of Steel . Almost seven years to the day of the last superman film, Superman Returns Snyder surpasses expectations and soars to the top with his star studded cast and beautiful cinematography. The film stars Henry Cavill as the powerful title role, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Russell Crowe as Jor-El and Michael Shannon as Zod. Man of Steel focuses on Kal-El being sent to Earth as an infant and growing up not knowing his true identity, until one man comes to Earth threatening to destroy the planet if Kal-El does not sacrifice himself.

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