Sunday, June 30, 2013

Man of steel review


If this is anything at all, it's a test. It's a first blog, and i'm new to blogging, but hey, here it is. It's also a very short review of the new superman-movie Man of steel. Since my blog will be mainly about movies and videogames, this seems like a good place to start.

You may haver read a lot about this movie already. You may even have seen it, or not. You may be aware of the controversy about the ending. Since this review is not spoiler free, you may want to stop reading. It's your choice.

Man of steel is the latest retelling of Superman. It's not the first, and probably won't be the last. In my opinion it is one of the best in ways of sheer entertainment.

The first part of the movie sets the tone for the rest of the movie; with Krypton dying as we watch Jor-El, superman's father tries to save his son. and of course succeeds. It hits the ground running with a 20 minute long intro that tackles Kryptons history and demise and the reasons for the conflict between the house of El and general Zod. Russel Crowe is ever reliable as Jor-El , and this non-stop action suits him well.

After that things get a bit more down to earth, literally. We see a young Clark Kent struggeling with his superpowers and eventually come of age as the grown up Clark Kent we know. It is no easy task to step into the shoes of Christopher Reeves and you can forgive Henry Cavill for not quit matching up. He certainly looks the part, but misses some of Reeves charisma and charming wit. That said, his performance is more then adequate.

As can be expected, this summer blockbuster is full of large action and set pieces. There's a spectaculair fightscene in a small town, and the final showdown with Zod is beyond spectaculair. The controversy starts here. In order to stop Zod, Superman destroys half the city and possibly, although never seen, kills people in doing so. In order to save a few, Superman kills Zod. It's up to the viewer to decide wether his actions are justified or not.

This my second favorite Superman movie, coming in very close to Superman 2. In my opinion it's an 8.

Thanks for reading, here's me hoping you'll read my other blogs as well!

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