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The Man of Steel

by Louisa Klein

To cut a long story short: save your money. Save. Your.  Money. I had a free ticket to watch this movie and I am already pretty disappointed. I would be FURIOUS if I had paid for this.
I passed over two hours wondering  ‘who the hell wrote this crap’ and then I realised it was Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer. You all know Nolan’s Batman and then Goyer… Well, He’s the one who brought ‘The Crow’ and ‘Blade’ on the big screen. I mean, what WAS WRONG WITH THEM when they wrote this?
I became  A Superman fan watching Smallville, a beautifully written series with some young, amazing actors.  I then watched the Superman films of the 80s with Reeve, which were naïve but also colourful, entertaining and funny!
And then, I saw this. This is a cold, emotionless film with non-existent characters. It’s colourless and lame, exactly like gray and gritty palette which was mysteriously chosen by the director of photography.  For all its ambition, Man Of Steel fails to soar, instead crashlanding in a humourless, melodramatic mess of explosions. Especially during its final hour, it seems that all they could do was to make things explode/crash, turning the film into a seen-it-all-before, CGI-laden action fest.
Plus, there are no main characters. Contrary to the comic book and the tv series, here Superman is more a man of plastic than a man of steel. He has no personality, no background, nothing affects him. He discovers an abandoned star ship from Crypton and talks to a sort of hologram of Jorel, without even raising an eyebrow.
Henry Cavill seems unable to display any kind of emotion and Amy Adams… I mean, she’s a musical/romantic comedy actress… who the hell thought she could be Lois Lane? PLEASE.
On a final note, Cavill is so hairy, that during the whole film, you can see his black hairs coming out of the Superman outfit… BLEAH!
 
The Man of Steel
PG-13, 2 hr. 28 min.
Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: Zack Snyder
Written By: David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan
In Theaters: Jun 14, 2013 Wide
US Box Office:£271.2M
 
 

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