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Man of Steel (2013)
Man Of Steel... in a nutshell
I feel like I've just watched Matrix: Revolutions...
Shaky-cam was REALLY distracting Acting was pretty strong across the board CGI was very good Music was generic Some nice imagery but a bit too brief Zack Snyder feels like he's been toned down by the studio It was LONG but didn't feel LONG.
Go and see it if you have 3 hours to kill, it's entertaining. I feel like 'Man Of Steel 2' will be the one worth seeing... You know, this is the 'Batman Begins' of its series... now we just have to wait for the 'The Dark Knight'
A nice idea, in the wrong hands
This movie is one of those examples of a movie that could have been superb if it just had a better director at the helm. Don't get me wrong, Woo is fine for a mindless action flick, but this movie is NOT mindless. This is a smart film with some pretty high-concept ideas.
The performances seem a little forced and stilted, but having seen most of these actors acting far better in other roles, I find it hard to blame the actors and again feel urged to point the finger of blame towards the director.
The script needed reworking a good few times... if nothing else, just to make it slightly more believable (which is an odd thing to say about a film with such high-concept).
As we all know. This film was based on a novel written by the guy who wrote the novel that Bladerunner was based on... and as we also know, Bladerunner was a "development hell" kind of film. It had re-write upon rewrite, re-cast after re-cast, a dying cinematographer and a megalomaniac director with a huge budget... and it turned into one of the greatest ever films... THIS FILM NEEDED THAT!
A saving grace of this movie is the music. John Powell serves the movie very well, never detracting and always enhancing the visual.
... having said all of that... do watch this film, it's fun and not too long, with some good action... but it will leave you wishing someone else had helmed it... someone like Scott.