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Man of Steel (2013 film)

Director Zack Snyder's 2013 film based on the DC Comics character

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I enjoyed the film,but I just wish that Henry Cavil had more dialogue.

  • Jun 19, 2013
This is the first Superman film in the series where Clark Kent is portrayed as a regular working man.
He works on an oil rig.  He also works in a diner.  There is one scene that shows  a teenage Clark Kent rescuing a bus full of children from drowning.   I really get a sense of a young man trying to accept who he is and what he can do.  This film takes the General Zod character.  He is  introduced in Superman 2 .This film  puts him in the center of the plot.  Zod is the military leader of Krypton.  He wants to turn the planet Earth into another Krypton by using an object called a codex.  Terraforming is a word that is used in this film.  Terraforming is the process that radically changes the climate and the sun of the Earth.  There is not too much humor in this film, but that is okay.  I enjoyed watching the explosions and  buildings crumbling to the ground.   The word Superman is mentioned just once in this film.  The man of steel is known as Kal El or Clark in  this film.  I like the acting performance by Kevin Costner.  He gives a warm performance as Jonathan Kent.  Michael Shannon is equally good as the menacing General Zod.   I am sure that Henry Cavil is a fine actor, but he isn't given enough dialogue in this film to show his talent as an actor.  He fslies like a rocket on screen.  He also looks good in the fighting sequences.

 The teenage version of Clark Kent gives a better acting performance.  He seems to be the conflicted version of Clark Kent.    I love the musical score by Hans Zimmer.  It features an orchestra of twelve different drummers.  I love the pulsating drums beats throughout the film.  I enjoy the film, but I just wish that Henry Cavil had more dialogue.

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June 23, 2013
nice observations.
June 19, 2013
Hmm. That's a good point, I suppose, but I truly enjoyed MAN OF STEEL. I had some minor qualms with pieces of it, but, all in all, it was a great comic book movie.
June 19, 2013
Glad you liked it. General Zod is actually a character from the comic books who escaped the Phantom Zone. I agree with you that Cavil had barely any dialogue. That was left to Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner and the actor playing Zod. Diane Lane gave the line of the movie when young Kent was overcome by his senses (seeing people's skeletons and hearing all sounds at once) and locked in the closet and she told him to just follow her voice.
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Man of Steel is an American superhero film project, slated to be produced under the development of Zack Snyder, Christopher Nolan, and David S. Goyer. Based on the DC Comics character Superman, the film is a reboot of the Superman movie series.

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Director: Zack Snyder
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Release Date: 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Screen Writer: David S. Goyer, Jonathan Nolan
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Studios
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