Time: 2 hours 23 minutesStudio: Warner Bros.
Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, etc.
Composer: Hans Zimmer (YAY! Isn't this is beautiful?)
It's largely through flashbacks that we become acquainted with Superman/Clark Kent/Kal-El and his character. One of these flashbacks is of a young Clark Kent reading Plato in his dad's pickup truck, and then being pulled out of it and bullied by some seemingly older kids. He knows he's much stronger than the kids laughing at him, but he holds himself back with all his might from fighting. He forces himself to take it quietly. I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self. (Aristotle, student of Plato). When the other kids leave we see the fence against which Clark's back had been, and the metal fence post, bent, where he'd gripped it.
One of the things I didn't care for in the movie was how Jor-El kept appearing, as a hologram. But he helped Clark find his purpose. Another thing was how much fighting there was, rather excessive; and the number of buildings (with people in them) that were demolished. Also the acting at the very beginning on Krypton felt sketchy at times.
Despite the things I didn't care for in Man of Steel I liked it and enjoyed watching it. Oh, and Amy Adams is cute.
My rating: 3 out of 5 stars
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