Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Movie Review: Man of Steel - PG13
The writing was quality, and creative. We've all heard or seen the Superman story many times, but they found a way to tell it in a new and fresh manner.
The casting was spot on - Henry Cavill seemed very natural and at ease in such a prominent role. I am not a huge Russell Crow, but he was excellent as Superman's birth father. Laurence Fishburne was pretty commanding as Perry White. Kevin Costner was good in his roll, but I didn't care for the way his character insisted Clark hide his true self...it seemed to have an unintended affect on Clark's confidence and self-esteem.
Although it is an action-oriented movie, I liked the character interaction. They reflected the written relationship pretty realistically and naturally.
My only problem was that in the last 20 minutes/half hour, the destruction was waaaay over-done. That part got pretty intense, and came across as pretty unbelievable.
Overall, a very good movie that I enjoyed a lot.