Sound Off: Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel' - So What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
June 14, 2013
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "In time, they will join you in the sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders." Superman is back. It's time. Zack Snyder's Man of Steel has arrived in theaters everywhere. Henry Cavill is Kal-El, or Clark Kent, in this new take on the DC Comics superhero. Russell Crowe stars as his Kryptonian father Jor-El, with Kevin Costner as his Earth father Jonathan Kent. Diane Lane plays Ma Kent, and Amy Adams reporter Lois Lane, with Antje Traue as Faora and Laurence Fishburne as Perry White. So how is it? Does it live up to the hype? Better than Bryan Singer's Superman Returns or not? Once you've seen it, post a comment with your thoughts on Zack's Man of Steel.
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To fuel the fire, I love Man of Steel, I think it's Zack's best movie yet. Upon a second viewing I actually loved it even more. There's just something about it, they really went all out and give us everything by the end. I love the flashback structure, I thought it was refreshingly bold way to tell the story without showing a young Superman growing up, rather giving us a real character to follow. The scenes with Pa Kent, played by Kevin Costner, are the best and I tear up during that tornado moment every time. Nearly every scene with him and Kal contains some kind of valuable lesson, I love hearing their chats. Beyond that, it's vastly entertaining to watch and the world is epic. The final third is almost a full 45 minutes of intense action and hits everything, from buildings to satellites to Kryptonian spacecraft. It's not perfect, but it's the best summer movie so far.
What did you think of Zack Snyder's Man of Steel? Best Superman yet or one big trainwreck? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!