Movie Review: Man of Steel

Friday, June 28, 2013

First off, let me just say that I definitely consider myself as a Marvel girl - I've always preferred and loved Marvel characters for some reason. DC Comics never quite made it for me. So I have to admit, I didn't really have any expectations. 

Having seen the original Superman movies, as well as the remake in 2004 (which wasn't very good at all in my opinion), I just went into this looking to be entertained. And I was entertained. I really liked the overall premise of the story, and liked that they ventured towards the genesis of the characters. 

The effects are pretty cool too - I don't know much about special effects to be honest, so I can't say much about it. For viewers that love good action scenes, this one has a lot of those. 

As for the actors that played the characters, I thought Henry Cavill was the perfect Superman. He was, of course, easy to look at. He also played the confused, out of place 'I just want to know where I came from' character well. I could feel his woes and understand his actions, and it was easy for me to empathize with him.

Lois Lane was played by Amy Adams. A lot of people have mixed feelings about this, but I actually really liked it. Amy Adams has a unique look to her, and she portrayed Lois' character well. I loved the fact that she also seemed a bit more of a stronger character. She contributed something, and helped Superman in many ways. She wasn't just a female character that needed to be saved every few seconds. 

However, the two of them together was alright for me. I did not feel any sort of chemistry or connection between the two actors, so it was a little challenging for me to root for them. 

One of the things that I absolutely loved though was that there weren't really any funny or comical scenes or dialogues. It was honestly a nice change. Aside from a few cheesy lines, I loved that they didn't coddle the viewers. It took itself seriously. It seemed like it was created for people that already know a bit about Superman and the franchise. In other words, it felt a lot like it was written and made for a Superman fan. So yes, I recommend it. It has a modernized feel to it, and definitely a little different from the previous Superman movies (this is after all a reboot), but I'm excited to see a sequel come out of this for sure. It will be interesting to see Lois Lane's character develop, as well as her relationship with Superman and Clark Kent.

Rating: 3.5 stars
I say go. It's worth it.