In the past couple of days or so I’ve been going down to the cinemas to watch some movies I was unable to see last month due to the long and tedious exam period. It’s been pretty exciting seeing movies after a long wait, and now I’ll do my review of the movies. However, I’m thinking I’ll stick to one movie for a post since I have quite a number of things to say about each of them. To begin with, I’m going to go with Man of Steel. The new Superman movie, as you’ve all heard. Big blockbuster movie, and it’s all been hyped up.
The movie is produced by Christopher Nolan, and being a fan of quite a number of movies he has directed previously, such as, the Batman Trilogy, Inception and The Prestige, I was actually quite interested in watching this movie, plus, it’s a superhero movie so I’ve definitely got to go and see it.
The movie was fast paced in my opinion as a lot of events occurred within the two and half hours. However, there were lots of action scenes, which were very impressive but a lot of destruction so sometimes it got a little too confusing who were throwing the punches. Anyway, as I was saying, there were a few things I did not like that happened in the movie. The first one, is when reporter, Lois Lane discovers Clark’s alien identity, while she was snooping around in an abandoned spaceship from Krypton, that was lodged into an Arctic iceberg. That means, twenty minutes into the movie, Clark’s secret identity is already out.
Also, the first time Superman flew was a definite let down for me. I was expecting a lot more from that scene. A lot more should have been put into that scene was it’s quite an important power for Superman to have. I don’t quite know how to explain it, but it was missing that “epic” feeling when I saw it, and also cause it was hyped up in the trailers.
Then when that shenanigans is over and done with, super villain, General Zod decides to send an apocolyptic message to the world with an alien army and declares war to the world, which destroys the idea of Clark’s identity crisis to play out or any of the characters to properly develop, and the stakes have become high. I feel like I only know Lois Lane because of the TV Show, Smallville. Ha, only joking, the Lois Lane in Man of Steel is much older and very differently portrayed compared to Smallville.
Anyway, Lois Lane was portrayed by Amy Adams, who I did not find photogenic enough to reach the standards of Lois Lane, plus it kind of felt like at some points of the movie, Lois Lane was only using Superman for her journalism career. Also the chemistry between them was very rushed. She meets him, he saves her – like all the time, then he saves the world, and they kiss, and when she was looking for Superman, it felt like Superman gave up his identity to her too easily.
Also, while General Zod and Superman are fighting all over the city, as you’d expect, buildings come crashing down and everything and there was this one character that pissed me off. So when a building is falling, a normal human’s instinct would be to run for their lives away from the falling building that is about to crush you. This moronically challenged character, stands there and watches the fucking building fall onto her. It’s only thanks to her boss who saves her and tells her to run away from the building. You’d think an average human being would do that in the first place in that kind of situation. Then after, when they’ve ran and the building has fallen, she gets trapped in the wreckage and as any human being, of course, naturally s/he would be scared. But, I don’t know, the way she acted it really got under my skin and she was just screaming and begging that her boss wouldn’t leave her alone and OMG JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP AND WATCH SUPERMAN KICK SOME SEROUS BUTT! ASDHDFKLJGFK! Probably not exactly a nice thing to say but whatever, she’s annoying.
Speaking of General Zod, I thought the actor who played him, Michael Shannon should have dialled down on the whole “diabolical-desire-for-world-destruction”, which made him seem very typical American bad guy. It just felt like towards the end he was over-acting and he looked so artificial and all CGI-ized throughout the movie, which I didn’t like. His whole over-acting and typical American bad guy portray didn’t seem like he was the rebel leader of an extinct superior race.
Highlights of the movie were the flashbacks to when Superman was a kid and he was experiencing his powers for the first time. I found that quite enjoyable to sit through as I am a fan of flashbacks, and the ending. I’ve heard the ending in some of the previous Superman movies, Superman himself has died, but in Man of Steel he lives on, and there is definitely room for a sequel.
I give this movie a 3.5/5, and I wouldn’t mind watching it again, despite the flaws of the movie as I found the movie quite intense. I would suggest this movie for you to watch as it’s a must see blockbuster movie.