While the action is definitely exciting and the cast definitely give an amazing performance, I couldn't help but feel the film was missing something. It doesn't seem to take advantage of its premise to deliver strong emotional development of the characters.
I really enjoyed Man of Steel, I felt like it shook storylines up a bit. The base origin of Superman is the same but there's a kind of dark edge to the film that just feels original. The relationship between this superman and Lois is intriguing, there's no secret identity in the way they are just honest with each other from the get go.
Any good qualities this film has is overshadowed by the singular disgusting message that a group of innocent children were abused by a paedophile and after being able to tell the truth about what he did to them he comes back to kill them to punish them for telling the truth. What kind of message is that for real survivors of abuse. It maybe a movie but for this day and age it's warning the abuse survivors not to say anything!
I didn't think it was bad, I love the actors and the chemistry between Natalie Zea and Jerry O'Connell as parents. It was a bit too unrealistic about how the internet can just be gateway to a life of ease.
I really did like it and I think kids will love it. It's not as heavily reliant on cgi as shark boy and lava girl which allows it to focus more on the story and characters. The whole story genuinely seemed good right up till the end where I feel like it's conclusion was kind of weak and anti-climactic in a way the kind of makes the characters whole adventure seem pointless.