Man of SteelJuly 15, 2013
A young itinerant worker is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race.
Release Year: 2013
Rating: 7.8/10 (163,552 voted)
Director: Zack Snyder
A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
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Filming Locations: Illinois, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $116,619,362
(14 June 2013)
(1 July 2013)
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I know what the critics has said. They complained about too much
action, superman being too serious, lack of romance, etc. Since Zack
Snyder directed this movie, I don't think he cared about the critics.
Don't get me wrong, he DOES care about the fans' opinion. Seems like he
really wanted to really satisfy the fans. I see why critics complained
about too much action. For me it's just his way to satisfy the viewers.
This is the kind of movie that is just really satisfying. When the
movie ended, I got that 'satisfying' feeling instead of the 'wanting
more' feeling. It's like it was really enough.
Even Snyder's best movies (before this) which were 300 & Watchmen
didn't have more ratings than 64% on Rotten Tomatoes. I think the fans
should have anticipated the bad reviews. His style is actually what
critics hate. The over the top action and CGI is actually his
trademark. So, even from the beginning, I think this is actually the
kind of movie the producers wanted. About the lack of romance, I really
do think it's saved for the sequel. The sequel will definitely explore
more about the relationship between Clark and Lois. This film focused
on 2 aspects: the origin (krypon,struggle finding his place) & the
action (Zod and his army). Don't expect humor or romance.
The visuals were spectacular! What's best about this movie is its
action scenes. The action were just relentless. I think the fans would
not be disappointed at all. Yes, I know there is only a very few humor
this movie but that actually doesn't even matter. The battle between
Superman & Zod will definitely 'wow' everyone but the critics. I mean
who cares about the critics opinion? A superhero movie MUST NOT be
judged by the critics opinion, what's more important is the audience's
opinion about the movie and especially the fans'. I think the movie
really delivered. Most people will definitely like this movie. I am
really sure that many fanboys will consider this as the best comic book
of all time. This is a MUST SEE for people who like action movie. The
action were better than last year's The Avengers.
The sequel really have a great potential. Considering the minimum
amount of romance in this movie (since they just knew each other, and
superman was also more focused on Zod), the next movie could explore
more of that. One of the things missing from the movie was also the
presence of Clark Kent at the daily planet. It's one of the trade
marks. But, I believe the sequel will show more scenes in the Daily
Planet which is interesting to see.
As a conclusion, I think Man of Steel is so far the best action movie
this year. This movie really is a Snyder movie. But it also has a quite
lot of nolan-esque feel to it especially in the around first 45
If this was compared to Iron man 3, if Iron man 3 was a 7, this movie
is a 8.6.