Jeffrey's Review of Man of Steel

  • 7 months ago via Flixster
    Man of Steel

    Man of Steel (2013)

    While not generally a fan of Zack Snyder's storytelling, the only real knocks on this version of Superman is the clunky span of time through his Smallville years until he is discovered by Lois Lane. I honestly think I need to see it a second time to understand why it was paced and sequenced the way it was for the 45 minutes or so. Otherwise, after Zod arrived at Earth, it became the perfect Superman movie I've been wanting to see for years. I was mildly concerned with him killing Zod, since Superman isn't a killer. And Lois Lane just wasn't a good fit in this version until the fantastic ending clearly leading to a sequel. Overall, I enjoyed it and look forward to what this means for the hopefully-expanding DC universe in film.

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