Man of Steel is not your typical comic-movie, rather it's a powerful emotional driven story about a young man's journey to find himself (it sounds cheesy, but no other words come to mind) in a world that cannot and will not accept that his kind truly exists, till the fate of that very world lies in his hands; mixed in are amazing abilities and really cool fight scenes.
Edna Mode of The Incredibles explain here) because he's that awesome; why because he has the strength and moral compass (well, maybe we'll see more of that in later movies) than any other supe that comes to mind. But the titular character - British hunk Henry Cavill is not the star of the movie, rather it's his co-stars that take this experience into epic proportions; this doesn't mean that Cavill was average, rather his co-stars were simply too influential and their take on the characters that moulded his persona is simply - excellent.
Jor-El (Russell Crowe), Lana Lor-Van (Ayelet Zurer), General Zod (Michael Shannon), Martha Kent (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner). While they don't appear much in the movie, except for Zod, the actors that portrayed his parents - especially his fathers - did a really superb job. Little wonder it premièred on Father's Day Weekend. But as much as I'd love to give most of the credit to his parents (Human & Kryptonian), my favourite character has to be General Zod. Like Khan in Star Trek into Darkness, General Zod is a villain who's just trying to do what he thinks is best for his race; so if that leads to the total annihilation of the human race, well why not? And the guy that just had to portray him, Michael Shannon, is a personal favourite - this man has got a really scary look and the way he talks ... chills man. Thank God Viggo Mortensen didn't get the role!
300, Watchmen & Sucker Punch together (minus the slow motion), and the creative punch of the guys that brought you The Dark Knight franchise (Chris Nolan & David S. Goyer - producer & writer) you can only expect a beautiful outcome. And to top it off, Hans Zimmer providing the soundtrack ... come on!
Opened: June 14, 2013 Runtime: 2 hr. 23 min. Genre: Action, Adventure Rated: 12A