Saturday, October 19, 2013

Man of Steel Spoiler-free Review

Is it good?
No, it is not super.

Is it technically good?
The director, Zack Snyder, knows how to make pretty still pictures, but has a hard time connecting them in a way that has emotional impact as a movie.
The acting is the best part of the movie: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, and Michael Shannon try really, really hard with the scant material they are given.
The music and sound are good, if the soundtrack is a little generic and wishes it was the Batman music.
The script is the most problematic element of the film, which is confusing because it was written by David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan - the pair behind the Nolan Batman trilogy scripts.

What does it promise - and does it deliver?
A more serious Superman movie that's at least close to the same league as the Nolan Batmans (and therefore justifies making more Superman movies) - and no, it does not deliver.

If you liked these, you'll like this: Watchmen, Sucker Punch, Superman Returns.