Rating: 3/5 stars (Three Stars)
Star cast: Amy Adams, Christopher Meloni, Diane Lane, Henry Cavill, Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer
Director: Zack Snyder
What’s Good: There’s some luscious innovation and tempting action lucidly punched in.
What’s Bad: The film is packed with visible stark lows that are hard to miss. With a few sections dragging on at times, there is overdo of emotional quotient.
Loo break: None
Watch or Not?: Man Of Steel will give you an intoxicating Superman high. There is a flavorsome grandiose in its ambiance and the climax is well stacked with breathtaking action sequences. Though the screenplay has its share of glitches and is often knotted up, this Superman edition definitely doesn’t disappoint.
Talking of Clark’s past and his history, it will be unfair to delve out any bit of the story. However, for your satisfaction, Clark is the sole survivor of the wiped out planet Krypton. An old rival of his birth father comes alive from the dead, refurbishing his old plan to eradicating earth and accommodating the folks of Krypton on Earth. Clark, who has taken on the best of both planets, has a tough choice to make!
Man Of Steel Review: Script Analysis
We should take a bow to the film’s scriptwriters. The Superman with its overcrowded literature allows no space for newer ideas. However, Zack Snyder manages to have us savoring on his treat. Providing us a vivid back story of Clark’s life which is based on the original story itself, has been improvised in detail. Superman pitted against a bunch of his likes, has shown a more humane side of Clark where he has a more grounded image than ever before.
The film’s most gratifying part comes towards the second half of the film, where the emotional value culminates into an ineffable climax which is packed up with refreshing momentum. The fist fighting moments in the film are to die for. Though the film challenges a lot of our mythical notions, you should go for it with an open mind and find how rarity isn’t hard to introduce if you have strong imagination! A couple of scenes in the film are hard to forget, the most poignant one is when Clark finds himself sinking in a sea of skulls. The characters have purposely been left unspooled and the focus has been shifted to the story’s detailing more than the characters. High on emotional value, the effort is perseverant and since, mostly impressive.
Man Of Steel Review: Star Performances
Henry Cavill as the new cast for Superman, does a commendable job. With his eyes doing most of the talking for him, he can fantastically mirror the feelings of character with utmost ease. His face shows gloom impeccably and his action bits are unparalleled.
Michale Shannon, however, could have been wasted. Though both Shannon and Russell Crowe command a delectable prowess over Cavill in the scenes they have with him, in the end both these actors have been wasted, especially Crowe who could have been used for longer.
Amy Adams looks pleasing but there is no more space left for her in the film.
Man Of Steel Review: Direction, Music & Technical Aspects
Zack Synder does an impressive job. Refusing to compromise on the film’s intrinsic essence, Synder maintains the drama factor all through. Refusing to give way to humor, he very cleverly polishes the script with his smart direction! The editing could have done some major work. In the climax, though I am not complaining since the robust action had me floored, the editing would have made the repetitive sequences crisper. David Goyer has aided Synder on the job quite smoothly. The film’s cinematography is top notch. However, there are pockets when boredom is bound to seep in. If you overlook those parts, the film is worth a watch!
Man Of Steel Review: The Last Word
Man Of Steel definitely glorifies Superman rendering a magnanimous impression! With very little words, and alluring vigorous action, this time Superman shines in his swanky new matted scaly suit and presents to us a story which effectively challenges a few prevailing mythical ideas about the character. Synder’s direction is intelligent and Man Of Steel which gives wholesome entertainment despite its hitches manages to get a 3/5. Go with relaxed expectations and watch this one for sure!
Man Of Steel Trailer
Man Of Steel released on 14th June, 2013.
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