Movie Review: Man of Steel (2013)

By | June 15, 2013

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

via Man of Steel (2013) – IMDb.






I went into this movie expecting to like it, but probably a bit less than Star Trek which I liked less than Ironman 3. Actually, this Superman, Man of Steel, is a tie for me with Ironman 3… and that is saying a lot. The action was amazing and just kept going and going. The story flowed beautifully and left me feeling like I’d somehow lived through a week of a story in a few hours. No flaws in any of the actors, amazing cast, super cute Lois Lane. I really enjoyed seeing Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) as Perry White. Epic. I’d buy the DVD to watch it a few more times. It also really hit home with the father connections… just in time for Fathter’s Day.

Category: Art

5 thoughts on “Movie Review: Man of Steel (2013)

  1. Robert Myrland

    Its just fantasy anyway so whatever…. Make up your own instead of waste money to the NWO cabal!

    1. Xeno Post author

      What lesson did this Superman teach the world? If an opponent wants to kill you (and your puny little earthlings) and won’t compromise, you must kill the opponent, even if doing so destroys his entire race forever. This is the human way, to cause extinctions. For example, our ancestors probably killed off the entire Neanderthal race.

  2. Sana Askari

    Cavill broods handsomely as Superman, but this reboot skimps on fun and romance.

  3. Sherrbano Taseer

    Forget all of the Supermen of the past. Like it or not, purists, Man of Steel is the kind of theatrical reboot Superman has needed for a while.

  4. Carcotas

    I know what the critics has said. They complained about too much action, superman being too serious, lack of romance, etc. Since Zack Snyder directed this movie, I don’t think he cared about the critics. Don’t get me wrong, he DOES care about the fans’ opinion. Seems like he really wanted to really satisfy the fans. I see why critics complained about too much action. For me it’s just his way to satisfy the viewers. This is the kind of movie that is just really satisfying. When the movie ended, I got that ‘satisfying’ feeling instead of the ‘wanting more’ feeling. It’s like it was really enough.

    Even Snyder’s best movies (before this) which were 300 & Watchmen didn’t have more ratings than 64% on Rotten Tomatoes. I think the fans should have anticipated the bad reviews. His style is actually what critics hate. The over the top action and CGI is actually his trademark. So, even from the beginning, I think this is actually the kind of movie the producers wanted. About the lack of romance, I really do think it’s saved for the sequel. The sequel will definitely explore more about the relationship between Clark and Lois. This film focused on 2 aspects: the origin (krypon,struggle finding his place) & the action (Zod and his army). Don’t expect humor or romance.

    The visuals were spectacular! What’s best about this movie is its action scenes. The action were just relentless. I think the fans would not be disappointed at all. Yes, I know there is only a very few humor this movie but that actually doesn’t even matter. The battle between Superman & Zod will definitely ‘wow’ everyone but the critics. I mean who cares about the critics opinion? A superhero movie MUST NOT be judged by the critics opinion, what’s more important is the audience’s opinion about the movie and especially the fans’. I think the movie really delivered. Most people will definitely like this movie. I am really sure that many fanboys will consider this as the best comic book of all time. This is a MUST SEE for people who like action movie. The action were better than last year’s The Avengers.

    The sequel really have a great potential. Considering the minimum amount of romance in this movie (since they just knew each other, and superman was also more focused on Zod), the next movie could explore more of that. One of the things missing from the movie was also the presence of Clark Kent at the daily planet. It’s one of the trade marks. But, I believe the sequel will show more scenes in the Daily Planet which is interesting to see.

    As a conclusion, I think Man of Steel is so far the best action movie this year. This movie really is a Snyder movie. But it also has a quite lot of nolan-esque feel to it especially in the around first 45 minutes.

    If this was compared to Iron man 3, if Iron man 3 was a 7, this movie is a 8.6.

    More about the movie you can also find it here


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