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Man of Steel (2013)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 14 June 2013 (USA)
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Clark Kent is an alien who as a child was evacuated from his dying world and came to Earth, living as a normal human. But when survivors of his alien home invade Earth, he must reveal himself to the world.

Director:

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

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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:

Superman: Man of Steel 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

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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Trivia

Costume designer Michael Wilkinson said that while the Superman suit emphasized and highlighted Henry Cavill's muscular physique, for the scenes where he is playing Clark Kent, they tried to hide his physique by giving him layers of clothing and baggy clothes so that he could blend in more. Only in one scene does Clark wear a form-fitting t-shirt, which reveals that he is powerfully built, but that is when he is with Martha, who knows his identity. See more »

Goofs

When General Zod is speaking to the human race through the television they show several families watching TV at night. When China is dark, the USA, specifically the East coast and Central time zones are daytime and vice versa. 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

The Warner Brothers, Legendary Pictures, DC Comics and Syncopy Inc logos are shaded steel gray and appear in swirls and bends of Kryptonian metal.

If you look closely, the Warner Brothers, Legendary Pictures and DC Comics logos have Kryptonian writing. See more »

Connections

Version of Superman (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Ring of Fire
Written by June Carter Cash (as June Carter) and Merle Kilgore
Produced by Allison Crowe and Larry Anschell
Performed by Allison Crowe
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Helped me win medals LITERALLY
25 April 2019 | by aayushyaranjanSee all my reviews

Don't judge this movie. Don't listen to what others have to say about it(positive or negative) don't compare this with other superman or superhero films. Watch this movie without the bias and without reading the reviews, as I did along with 200 other students in my boarding school's auditorium. We were mesmerized would be an understatement. The movie is not perfect. There are and will be in the future better movies in man of steel. There are some glaring flaws in this movie most prominent being the destruction and loss of civilian lives. I enjoyed the destruction but it doesn't mean it was justified (superman kissing in the midst didn't help). As there are flaws there are also moments which define the movie and man these moments, lets talk about them. The SOUNDTRACK is probably the best we've seen on any movie this century . I was 15 when I saw this and believe it or not the music helped me cope up my fear of competitive swimming. I won medals due to the positive energy of hope the soundtrack(during certain scenes like the first flight ) conveys. Hans Zimmer is a legend. The back story of Clark. The way he saves that bus from falling or his father consoling him just adds a realistic depth to a character as unrealistic as superman. This goes beyond the storytelling to normalize the myth of the spaceboy and succeeds. By the time the backstory is completed( in a non-linear way) Clark Kent is more human than most characters portrayed on-screen ever will be. The tone. another stand out feature of the movie is the somber tone it has. Every character is given time to develop and the character development is never rushed. The prep talk. When Clark takes the road of discovery he meets with the memories of his real father. He explains to Clark his place in the world he gives him a life lesson relevant in the real world. He's the most powerful person on the planet...sorry gtg will finish it later


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