112. Moving Picture
Man of Steel
was pretty good, but I was still somehow disappointed. Not entirely sure why; there were plenty of flaws, but Superman: The Movie
has flaws too, and I love that one. Like STID
, Man of Steel
suffers from too much action for the sake of action, and the sheer amount of destruction visited upon Metropolis and elsewhere is disturbing. But I think I'm dissatisfied because there's nothing clever or thoughtful about how the bad guys are defeated; it's just that Superman is really strong. The Jor-El hologram provided some ingenuity, but nothing from Superman. I'd have liked to see him outwit Zod.
The best thing about the movie is Lois Lane — this is easily the best portrayal of that character on camera and maybe in any medium ever. She's clever, principled, brave, and not at all stupid. Henry Cavill does a great job as Clark/Kal-El, and I enjoyed Richard Schiff as Dr. Hamilton (still bummed Emil got swept off with the baddies into the wormhole thingy) and most of the rest of the supporting cast.
But... I guess it just wasn't fun.
Maybe I'll see it again and reevaluate.
Jun 18, 2013 - 05:56 PM Pac | Link
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