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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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)  »

Also Known As:

Autumn Frost  »

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Box Office


$225,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


To completely distinguish this film as a new film separate from previous ones, the iconic "Superman Theme" by John Williams wasn't heard. This is the first Warner Bros. Superman film to not incorporate Williams' score from Superman (1978). See more »


The Kryptonian technology at Zod's disposal in his ship is able to override and break into every TV transmission, on every channel on earth, and take over the screens on people's cell phones, as well as automatically translate his words into multiple languages and broadcast that audio clearly, but it still can't provide a clear video image. See more »


[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

Right before the credits end you can hear "uh-oh" being spoken mysteriously by a child. The same sound can be heard in the track "Oil Rig" from Hans Zimmer's score for the film. See more »


Version of Superman II (2006) See more »


Written and Performed by Chris Cornell
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

The worlds greatest superhero gets the movie he deserves.
13 June 2013 | by (Longford,Ireland) – See all my reviews

I saw Man Of Steel last night at an advance screening and at no point was I looking down on the movie.From the trailers and TV spots the movie really gets you interested and dying for more.And the Movie itself soars(yes I know ha-ha)above the expectations.

First of all Henry Cavill is an excellent Clark Kent/Superman.He really gives the character that "not wanted" or "don't feel like you belong" feeling.The cast in the movie is excellent including Russell Crowe and Michael Shannon.Russell Crowe really expands on Jor-el's character and makes him more than just a voice helping Clark.Michael Shannon as Zod is terrific.He was even better than Superman 2's Zod.

The fight scenes in the movie are astonishing.It makes up for all the lack of conflict Superman Returns had.The fight scenes are very destructive yes but there is a very good story around it so it wasn't just mindless explosions like Transformers.Man of steel was by far the best movie of the year.

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