Monday, November 11, 2013

Man of Steel

2013 has been a pretty busy year for superhero movies. Man of Steel is the second reboot of the Superman franchise. Henry Cavill stars as a titular hero as we follow Clark Kent's beginnings. He's sent to Earth by his real father, Jor-El (Russell Crowe) in order to protect him from the demise of his planet. As he grows up, he discovers his heritage and learns to embrace his powers. He is forced to use them to protect his new home when a Kryptonian general, Zod (Michael Shannon) threatens to destroy it.

First off, I just have to say, Henry Cavill is a beautiful man. However, that doesn't mean that this movie was any good, even with the acting talent of Amy Adams and Michael Shannon. DC seems to be trying to build what Marvel has recently, but it didn't seem like they knew what they wanted this film to be. It tried, at times, to inject the humor you see in the Marvel films, but held itself back, like it wanted to evoke the seriousness of Christopher Nolan's Batman films. The result is a bit messy.

Mini soundtrack:

Chris Cornell - "Seasons"
Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders - "The Long Walk"

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