I know, I know. I’m a little late on this one. Man of Steel was released on June 14, 2013, but I never got around to seeing the film the theater. I was interested in seeing it because Christopher Nolan wrote the story and produced the film, but I didn’t see it because I just didn’t get around to it. I’ll be straightforward with you I’m not the biggest Superman fan on Earth (in fact I really wasn’t a fan at all). However, my roommate is in love with Superman so it was only a matter of time before we sat down and watched Man of Steel.
It was interesting to learn more about Superman, but it felt like the filmmakers tried to cram a trilogy worth of information into one film. I looked away from the movie for two minutes and they managed to move to a whole other planet! I understand that DC wants to address Superman as a character quickly so we can move on to the Batman/Superman crossover, but come on. Let’s not rush the storyline.
Things that I loved, though! Superman was a babe! His suit was amazing (toning down the red and blue by darkening them was a good choice)! It was also great how Superman had, like, no lines at all. The few things he said seemed much more important because of it. Overall, Superman himself is adorable and a fun time.
Everyone else in the film, however, was annoying. Superman’s dad needed to go away forever (You died, sir. Be dead.). Louis Lane showed up in the randomest and most inconvenient places (who invited you to outer space anyway? How was that even necessary?) General Zod wouldn’t quit being a total rude-ass (how are you going to use Earth as your new planet if you BREAK EVERYTHING??). All poor Superman wanted was the weekend!
Explosions, sexy man, more explosions and explosions. It’s quite an adventure. It has definitely nurtured my budding appreciation for Superman. I’m actually starting to grow on to the guy a little bit. I respect and appreciate that Superman is an icon and a classic. It’s wonderful to see him reemerge in pop culture as well as on the big screen.