Mere hours ago, I went with a friend and I went to see “Man of Steel.” As I’m sure everyone on the internet knows, this is the new Superman movie. To stop from being spoiler-tastic for those who want to know, my conclusion is that it was rather good, although not quite fangirl-squeeing good. In keeping with the style of DC, the characters tended to be more larger-than-life than those in the recent Marvel movies, yet I feel it did a good job of exploring Superman’s character beyond simply Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Tone-wise, I felt it was reminiscent of Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, but it managed to steer clear of gritty-Superman, which I personally find annoying. Overall, it was a well-done movie.
Below there be spoilers.
For those of you who have not seen this film, but want to spoiler yourselves, here is a brief summary:
The movie opens on Krypton, with Jor-El playing midwife to his wife. He later meets with the Science Council, since the planet is about to explode because they apparently mined into/out the core. And explosions look a lot better in movies than pretty much anything else. Zod shows up, verbal Continue reading