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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Clark Kent / Kal-El
... Lois Lane
... General Zod
... Martha Kent
... Jor-El
... Faora-Ul
... General Swanwick
... Dr. Emil Hamilton
... Colonel Nathan Hardy
... Jonathan Kent
... Lara Lor-Van
... Perry White
... Clark Kent (13 Years)
... Clark Kent (9 Years)
... Tor-An
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Storyline

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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14 June 2013 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$225,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$116,619,362, 16 June 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$291,045,518

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$668,045,518
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Matthew Goode, Armie Hammer, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Zac Efron, and Colin O'Donoghue were on the final shortlist for the lead role. Henry Cavill was finally cast. He was the front runner to play Superman in another Superman movie (working title: Flyby) but the movie failed to be greenlit, and Brandon Routh was cast in Superman Returns (2006) instead. Cavill was also a runner-up to Daniel Craig for the James Bond role in Casino Royale (2006), Christian Bale for Bruce Wayne a.k.a. Batman in Batman Begins (2005). See more »

Goofs

When Lois Lane falls from the cargo plane, everything else in the air around her is being sucked upwards, towards the singularity that was created after the cargo plane impacted Zod's ship. She should have been drawn upwards towards the singularity with all the other debris, rather than falling in the opposite direction down towards the earth. Then after Superman flies up to catch her, he himself has to struggle to fly down away from the singularity and get back down to earth. 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

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 »

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Version of Superman: Shadow of Apokolips (2002) 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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A Brand New Superman You've Never Seen Before
13 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

This is not like all the previous Superman movies. This is not "Smallville". This is not the sequel of "Superman Returns". This is "Man of Steel"! This movie is awesome.

I am not a big fan of Superman but this is the best Superman movie I've ever seen. (Christopher Reeve's version is also good, but this Man of Steel is better. And.. the Brandon Routh's version? Naaaaah...) The plot is really structural. Not so many flashbacks, so you won't get confused. The whole storyline is just really simple. It told the very beginning of Superman and then, yeah, his adulthood.

The special effects here, I think it is as awesome as Marvel's Avengers. Yeah, alien and superheroes, what do you expect? Battle scenes are good, I can feel Zack Snyder "300" sensation in here.

Henry Cavill succeeded bringing a whole new version of Superman to the big screen. He wiped out all our knowledge of the previous Superman movies and replaced it with a darker version of Superman (Nolan's kinda "darkness") This movie is enjoyable. See? There's still hope for DC Comics' superheroes movies.


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