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Old 06-27-2013, 04:01 PM   #106
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Default Re: TMOS Review & Speculation Thread (Spoilers) - Part 4

My Man of Steel Review


Zack Snyder & David S. Goyer team-up for their take on Superman (Henry Cavill), a man who has been insecure about his powers and dreads what harm he could cause, overcomes these obstacles and begins his flight as the Man of Tomorrow.

The story starts on Krypton in its last days. Here we see a planet that has become woefully entrenched within dystopian social norms. Enter Jor-El (Russel Crowe), Lara El (Ayelet Zurer), and the Last Son of Krypton. Kal-El is sent to Earth, Krypton is destroyed. Kal-El is raised in Kansas by the Kent family (Kevin Costner & Diana Lane) and becomes Superman.

Lois Lane (Amy Adams) is no damsel in distress and more like Princess Leia instead; headstrong, beautiful and intelligent, this gal will adventure in space alongside Superman as a worthy partner.

General Zod (Michael Shannon) is the once proud military commander of Krypton and friend to Jor-El, now nothing more than a renegade with his fellow criminals. Lieutenant Faora-Ul (Antje Traue) is incredibly sexy, there is nothing sexier than a warrior goddess annihilating everything on her path from her faster than a speeding bullet finishing moves as she dukes jabs & uppercuts mercilessly.

Hans Zimmer’s score for the movie is rather forgettable as everything sounds so majestic; there is nothing different with the tunes you hear from the movie.

The plot left me cold, because I feel there are no real characters and things just keep happening in that typical Summer blockbuster way, but that still doesn’t stop me from being keen to see where the sequel will take, because this movie as a whole is a big origin story for Superman, Krypton and how Earth gets a new status-quo as they know they are not alone in this universe.

Zack Snyder has however successfully told us a story, that despite how great your father might be, he still might have some incredibly horrible friends.

"Social critics don’t mean a thing to me. It’s really easy to ignore them, because I believe in what I’m doing 100 percent. So any naysayers for the public good can just buzz off. They might be a drag for a moment, but after that moment is over, it always ends up being gasoline to my fire." - Quentin Tarantino
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