MAN OF STEEL (2013): The Things I Liked…

Man of Steel (2012), Henry Cavill, Warner Bros. Pictures
Man of Steel (2012), Henry Cavill, Warner Bros. Pictures

Three things I realised while watching director Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel (2013)

  1. Henry Cavill is a great Superman.
  2. Christopher Nolan, a.k.a ‘Inception (2010) and Tenet (2020) director Christopher Nolan’ wrote the script. Had I known this beforehand, I’d have watched the movie much sooner. Nolan’s involvement may also be why the musical score was so noticeably good. You know, as per most if not all Nolan films.
  3. This third point is a tad random buy here we go: To my (I want to say ‘expert’) eyes, Diane Lane and Paula Pattern (not in the movie) look as though they could be related. Do you see it?

I enjoyed most of what happens in Man of Steel, from the music, performances, very engaging story to the special effects and action. Yet I can’t deny that I did start to lose interest after the two-hour mark when there was still another twenty-three minutes remainig. 

Other things that stood out less positively include the fight sequence between Superman and General Zod (Michael Shannon) towards the end. It just wasn’t quite the exciting well-choreographed face-off I expected. Also, there’s a strange moment in the film when a military officer references Superman’s ‘hotness’/attractiveness. Instead of being funny, the dialogue felt more out of place.

I know it’s been seven years since this movie was released, which means you’ve probably seen it already, if not more than once. Nevertheless, I say Man of Steel is worth watching. Particularly because of Cavill and all the other positive points mentioned above. 

Happy Film Loving


8 thoughts on “MAN OF STEEL (2013): The Things I Liked…”

  1. This was my favorite Superman movie, but I’m a Zack Snyder fan as well. Like you I loved the score. I think it helped make the movie. I really liked Amy Adam’s version of Lois Lane. When the movie first came out I was skeptical of her being Lois. I like Adams, but wasn’t sure if she would fit the part. I’m glad she proved me wrong, lol. I know she wasn’t a big part or even a human part, but I really liked Carla Gugino as Kelor. As far as the fight scene with Zod yeah it was a little disappointing for me mostly because I thought it went on way too long. But other than that, love the movie.

    1. Glad you love the movie too, Christy. I too was skeptical about another Superman film initially. Especially thanks to the disaster that was the previous Superman film.

      Adams is one of those actors who’ll still deliver a great performance, whether everyone around her does so or not. I like those! 😁 As for Carla Gugino, her part must have been tiny because i really don’t recall seeing her at all.

      Have a wonderful Christmas and Festive season, Christy! I appreciate you my film loving friend! 🥳🤗

      1. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas as well. I so appreciate you as well. May we eat lots and watch plenty of movies over the holidays! 🎄🍾🥂🎉

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