Man of Steel
MAN OF STEEL (12)
D: Zack Snyder
Warner Bros./Legendary/Syncopy (Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas & Deborah Snyder)
W: David S. Goyer [based on characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster]
DP: Amir Mokri
Ed: David Brenner
Mus: Hans Zimmer
PD: Alex McDowell
Cos: James Acheson & Michael Wilkinson
Henry Cavill (Kal-el / Clark Kent / Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Michael Shannon (General Zod), Kevin Costner (Jonathan Kent), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Russell Crowe (Jor-el)
Zack Snyder can go to hell and take this piece of shit with him!
Christopher Reeve would be spinning in his grave if he knew what was done to the Superman movies with this incredibly lacklustre effort. That being said, this is as far away from Superman as you could even dare to imagine. It starts off looking like Flash Gordon, then rips off Star Trek, the terrible 1998 version of Lost In Space and various other sci-fi movies for huge chunks without really having any originality of its own, in-between having a couple of flashbacks of Clark Kent's childhood taking fatherly advice from Kevin Costner.
I don't think Henry Cavill was a bad choice for the lead, but there is no real replacement for Christopher Reeve, who truly made the character his own. The rest of the cast leaves a lot to be desired. Michael Shannon is no match for Terence Stamp as Zod and Russell Crowe as Jor-El just didn't ring true. I really like Amy Adams as an actress but she was hugely miscast here as Lois Lane.
It's quite a cold, soulless, passionless film which makes Superman Returns look like a masterpiece and has a storyline almost as boring than Superman IV: The Quest For Peace.
There will be some who will like the direction Zack Snyder is taking Superman movies in, but for me, the first two Christopher Reeve movies cannot be bettered. One of 2013's biggest disappointments.