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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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Zack Snyder

Writers:

David S. Goyer (screenplay), David S. Goyer (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Cavill ... Clark Kent / Kal-El
Amy Adams ... Lois Lane
Michael Shannon ... General Zod
Diane Lane ... Martha Kent
Russell Crowe ... Jor-El
Antje Traue ... Faora-Ul
Harry Lennix ... General Swanwick
Richard Schiff ... Dr. Emil Hamilton
Christopher Meloni ... Colonel Nathan Hardy
Kevin Costner ... Jonathan Kent
Ayelet Zurer ... Lara Lor-Van
Laurence Fishburne ... Perry White
Dylan Sprayberry ... Clark Kent (13 Years)
Cooper Timberline ... Clark Kent (9 Years)
Richard Cetrone ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Accomplish Wonder.


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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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Autumn Frost See more »

Filming Locations:

Lone Pine, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Most of the U.S. military personnel that appear in the film are actual soldiers, Coast Guardsmen, and airmen, including the Army Rangers that appear during the Smallville battle. Most of the equipment and vehicles on-screen are also the real article, including M1A1 Abrams tanks and Little Bird helicopters. The services that provided support are the Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard. See more »

Goofs

At 1:34:21, when Faora and the Giant Kryptonian face off against Superman, they do a tag move that throws him down the road with his body dragging along the cement, leaving a trail of debris and cracks behind. However, upon the next shot to reveal a downed Superman, it can be noticed that the rubble and ruined street has clearly been reduced from a long trail to just a simple crack next to Superman's body. 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

There is a dedication in the closing credits to producer Lloyd Phillips. See more »

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Soundtracks

The Long Walk
Written and Performed by Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders
Courtesy of Voltage Pictures, LLC
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Remember that sinking feeling you had watching The Dark Knight Rises?
13 June 2013 | by arthurcooperSee all my reviews

I wanted to like this movie. Admittedly, I went in with high expectations, but I thought the names behind the movie, the actors and the beautiful trailer justified my high hopes.

And - at first - I thought it was all going to work out. For the first 40 minutes or so, this movie is awesome. Krypton, an ALIENated Clark Kent doing odd jobs on earth, a confused boy trying to cope with his powers...

Some reviewers have bashed the movie for being too serious, but there's nothing wrong with a little seriousness, or a little reverence towards the character. In the first half, I think the tone is perfect. A little dark, sure, but it all feels like we're building up towards something truly awesome. Then, kind of suddenly, the main story with Zod and the action starts. And, as much as I love action movies, I really wished it hadn't.

When the serious actions starts, all coherent story telling stops. In the blink of an eye the movie goes from feeling like a sci-fi Batman Begins to Transformers 3 minus the nuanced story telling. Suddenly Superman is here and we get these big sweeping beautiful scenes, and they're just completely boring and out of place. And I don't even want to talk about the totally contrived Lois Lane - Superman romance. (Lots of sighs, and "WTF?" comments at the theater I was in).

I kept waiting for it to recapture the tone of the first half, but the action just keeps getting bigger and dumber. In the middle of the unending action spectacle of the second half, I actually nodded off.

This movie had the creative talent, and the actors to make something really great. And I feel like without a Michael Bay explosion quota maybe they could have done it here... But in the end this is a missed opportunity.


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