Man of Steel is a 2013 superhero film featuring the DC Comics character Superman. It is a British-American venture produced by Legendary Pictures, DC Entertainment, Syncopy Inc., and Cruel and Unusual Films, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the first installment in the DC Extended Universe.
The movie stars Henry Cavil as Clark Kent/Superman.
Why It Rocks
- Gorgeous visuals, especially Krypton.
- Does Superman's origin story well.
- It explores Superman's character as an unxeperienced person who still doesn't know what to do with his powers.
- AI Jor-El was a good concept.
- Fantastic soundtrack.
- Great battle scenes.
- General Zod was a good choice for Superman's first villain as both are Kryptonians.
- Superman feels very out-of-character compared to previous incarnations of the character. Through out the final battle Superman barely tries to save any civilians and in fact causes more destruction himself.
- The choice of Superman killing Zod with his bare hands was very controversial. To be fair, he also killed Zod in Superman II.
- Slow pacing. The first half of the movie is mostly exposition then all the action sequences happen one immediately after the other one.
- Lots of product placement.
- Seriously overkill collateral damage during the climax.
- Shoved in religious themes about Superman being Jesus.
Man of Steel recieved mixed to positive reception. The film turned a profit but it became very poralized among Superman fans, with some feeling it's too different from previous adaptations of the characters while others welcomed the more darker and mature take on him
The Nostalgia Critic's review of the movie, which features Angry Joe (a.k.a Joe Vargas, a huge Superman fan) as a guest appearance, takes a jab at the constant debate. Through out the entire review The Critic and Joe constantly bicker whether the movie is good or bad.