It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s the newest Superman incarnation, soaring through every science fiction movie it could possibly smash through to stop the evil General Zod from ripping off Michael Bay! Gosh, I hope the ‘man of steel’ will be able to save us from enduring a headache inducing climax!
BLAST, BANG, BOOM, PUNCH, KICK, EXPLODE, CRASH, KILL, KILL, KILL, KILL, KILL!
I guess the belief that ‘less is more’ doesn’t exist anymore in Hollywood. Even Nolan restrained himself with just enough action in the ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy (and it had a different approach). There were things I liked about ‘Man of Steel,’ and there were a whole lot of things I didn’t care for in the film.
In case you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know anything about Superman, or this movie, I’ve got a mix-drink for you. Ready? Take the first 40 minutes of ‘Superman: The Motion Picture,’ then take the last 40 minutes of ‘Superman II,’ and mix it in a blender. May not have that kick those crazy A.D.D. 2013 movie audiences crave so much, so we are going to add the over-kill, fast-paced moments from the ‘Transformers’ movies, the loud/obnoxious money-shot scenes from the Marval movies, and sprinkles of Christopher Nolan’s infatuation with philosophy, realism, and plot-holes - VOILA!, you just made a mix-bag-drink called MAN OF STEEL!