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Man of Steel (2013)
Hugely generic, utterly tedious, an opportunity wasted.
The film title Man of Steel is at least accurate. Man Of Steel IS NOT a Superman film. It's an utter bastardisation of the Superman character and this story could be easily interchanged to any generic super hero film.
While the first half of the film is quite good, the second half is an exercise of CGI excess and generic action movie tropes and tedium quickly sets in. The film's last moronic half hour goes against Superman's true morals and beliefs and by that stage I lost any goodwill towards Superman that the film had earned at that point. Costner is easily the best thing in it.
People may criticise Superman Returns, but after seeing Man Of Steel, I find Superman Returns is at least a true Superman film with a lot more integrity and reverence to the source, than this. Sadly they just miscast Superman Returns terribly.
Man Of Steel confirms my belief than Zack Snyder is a hack. Evidence - Sucker Punch, Watchmen, 300 and this! A noisy, moronic, loud, unoriginal, missed opportunity and a far cry from the excellence of the recent Dark Knight trilogy.