June 16, 2013 


The Reel Deal reviews

Man of Steel

Crew

Directed by:

Zack Snyder

Watchmen, 300, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole & Sucker Punch

Written by:

David S. Goyer
Christopher Nolan

Blade Trilogy, Batman Trilogy (w/Christopher Nolan) & Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Batman Trilogy, Inception & Memento

Actor

Henry Cavill

Michael Shannon

Russell Crowe

Harry Lenix

Christopher Meloni

Ayelet Zurer

Role

Clark Kent / Kal-El

General Zod

Jor-El

General Swanwick

Colonel Nathan Hardy

Lara Lor-Van

Actor

Amy Adams

Diane Lane

Ante Traue

Richard Schiff

Kevin Costner

Laurence Fishburne

Role

Lois Lane

Martha Kent

Faora-Ul

Dr. Emil Hamilton

Jonathan Kent

Perry White

IMDB Entry for Man of Steel

Initial Reactions

X

  • No future movie mentions a la Marvels looks at movies coming in.

Glenn

  • POINT

Danis “The Pup” Ekimogloy

  • Likes the way they did Krypton

Standout Moments or Characters

Cuban Standouts:

  • Zod was intense and kind tragic as opposed to Cal was raised without being pigeon-wholed by the circumstances of his birth
  • Jonathan Kent sacrificing himself to protect clarks secret was emotional
  • Amy Adams played the hard as nails Lois Lane and she did a great job.

Danis’ Standouts:

  • Russell Crowe had a great presence in this movie
  • Ma and Pa Kent also made a great impact on the characters in the movie
  • Henry Cavill portrayal was great


X’s Standouts:

  • The Codex
  • Miles of destroyed and damaged buildings
  • Jor-El dying first and Lara dying alone

Geek Nirvana

  • George Reeves flying sound effect
  • Tahmoh Penikett cameo appearance
  • “Two” Emil Hamiltons in the movie
  • Superman could not automatically fly
  • Lexcorp oil tanker
  • Geek moment we wished happened - How was he all of a sudden clean shaven?
  • The “S” seamed a little off

Easter Eggs

  • Clark Kent is a nomad that constantly moves around helping people.
  • Satellite said Wayne Enterprises.
  • Lex Corp Tractor trailer

Final Thoughts

Cuban: Great way to reintroduce Superman and get ready for the future

Danis: This a good way to rebuild the movie for a new generation some people are gonna have pet peaves but it was a good movie. I was really happy with this move.

X: I wouldn’t make it my favorite superman movie but that doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t see it again.

Rating

Danis:

X:

Glenn:

B+

B

B+


Combined Rating =  Solid B+