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Man of Steel (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  14 June 2013 (USA)
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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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Release Date:

14 June 2013 (USA)  »

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$225,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Man of Steel 10/10

I am a big superman fan and luckily got a chance to see its early screening and believe me it was a brilliant movie. I had very high expectations from the movie and this film has completely exceeded my expectation. The visual effects and action sequences in the movie are actually the best I have ever seen. It easily overcomes The Avengers in every single way and will for sure emerge as a big blockbuster film at the box office. I don't know why the critics are saying that it focused more on the action than on clark kent's character. It was completely balanced in all ways. Its a must watch movie for every one and in my opinion its not only the best movie of this summer but also the best comic book movie of all time. And yes with a better score also put in by Hans Zimmer. 10/10

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