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Man of Steel (2013)

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Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction.

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A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some language | See all certifications »

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$225,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$116,619,362 (USA) (14 June 2013)

Gross:

$291,021,565 (USA) (13 September 2013)
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Trivia

Whereas Superman wears the S symbolizing the Kryptonian hieroglyph for "hope", Zod, as seen when removes his armor to fight towards the later part of the film, has a hieroglyph with a strong resemblance to the hammer-and-sickle of the old USSR. In the comic "Superman: Red Son," an alternate history where Kal's rocket lands in Ukraine rather than Kansas, so that Superman is introduced as the Soviet Union's protector, with their national symbol on his chest. See more »

Goofs

After Zod and Superman's second power blow at each other after the former's "These were my people" speech, Superman is thrown into an abandoned building with Zod following right after. Most noticeably, they enter the building in a straight line from the most disintegrated part of Metropolis. Then Zod blasts the building to Hell with his powerful Heat Vision and jumps off in the opposite direction of the blast, directly leading back to where the fight was "supposedly" to have started. Superman then follows, flying straight through the building, trying to avoid debris. But when he jets out of the collapsing edifice, he exits into the non-damaged section of Metropolis, which should be the other way around entirely. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jor-El: Will you not understand? Krypton's core is collapsing! We may only have a matter of weeks! I warned you, harvesting the core was suicide! It has accelerated the process of implosion!
Lor-Em: Our energy reserves were exhausted. What would you have us do, El?
Jor-El: Look to the stars, like our ancestors did! There are habitable worlds within reach. We can begin by using the old outposts.
Ro-Zar: Are you seriously suggesting that we evacuate the entire planet?
Jor-El: No, everybody here is already dead. Give me ...
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Crazy Credits

The film title and the Superman shield briefly appear in the closing credits (in parallel to all the other Superman films where they appear in the opening credits). See more »


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Written and Performed by Chris Cornell
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Remember that sinking feeling you had watching The Dark Knight Rises?
13 June 2013 | by (South Korea) – See all my reviews

I wanted to like this movie. Admittedly, I went in with high expectations, but I thought the names behind the movie, the actors and the beautiful trailer justified my high hopes.

And - at first - I thought it was all going to work out. For the first 40 minutes or so, this movie is awesome. Krypton, an ALIENated Clark Kent doing odd jobs on earth, a confused boy trying to cope with his powers...

Some reviewers have bashed the movie for being too serious, but there's nothing wrong with a little seriousness, or a little reverence towards the character. In the first half, I think the tone is perfect. A little dark, sure, but it all feels like we're building up towards something truly awesome. Then, kind of suddenly, the main story with Zod and the action starts. And, as much as I love action movies, I really wished it hadn't.

When the serious actions starts, all coherent story telling stops. In the blink of an eye the movie goes from feeling like a sci-fi Batman Begins to Transformers 3 minus the nuanced story telling. Suddenly Superman is here and we get these big sweeping beautiful scenes, and they're just completely boring and out of place. And I don't even want to talk about the totally contrived Lois Lane - Superman romance. (Lots of sighs, and "WTF?" comments at the theater I was in).

I kept waiting for it to recapture the tone of the first half, but the action just keeps getting bigger and dumber. In the middle of the unending action spectacle of the second half, I actually nodded off.

This movie had the creative talent, and the actors to make something really great. And I feel like without a Michael Bay explosion quota maybe they could have done it here... But in the end this is a missed opportunity.


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