Man of Steel (2013) 2013

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Superman takes to the skies once more as Henry Cavill dons the mantle of the Man of Steel -- wrestling with a past he can't comprehend and a future he cannot escape.

Starring:
Henry Cavill,Amy Adams
Runtime:
2 hours, 22 minutes

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Man of Steel (2013)

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Action & Adventure
Director Zack Snyder
Starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.1 out of 5 stars

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By TOOTS on 10 Aug. 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I can only really review what I have seen in this film. Whether other people think there are avenues that were not opened up is irrelevant I think... So ..., from what I've seen, this film deserves 5 stars because we finally see Superman express himself in an angry state, something that's never really been done properly before. Christopher Reeve, bless him, you have to admire him for the gentle nature he gave his character and those films also have to be admired. It's good to see this side of Superman, whoever you are, you're bound to get angry if someone poses a threat to your mother, it was a quite a nice surprise to see that happen. The only thing that I think wasn't necessary, was the kiss between Superman and Lois. Traditionally, we get to explore Clark and the kiss comes later, so that felt a little out of place. Overall, I'd happily watch this again! The suit by the way is epic! Superman actually looks like a man, natural but different in his own way, this is evidenced by the upper chest hair you see momentarily when you get a close-up of the big guy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ian J. on 13 Sept. 2014
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Firstly the technical aspects of the disc: the Blu-ray video stream itself looks like it has a lot of compression on it to make it fit onto the single disc. The slower paced scenes are particularly difficult to watch where there is a lot of static/noise in the little colour variation between each frame, and become a significant distraction on a large screen TV. A very low quality "print" by the usual Blu-ray standards.

The film itself is a reboot full of Hollywood "morals and moments" that don't quite hold together as a story, re-imagined though it is. The visual effects are up to the usual standard of a modern movie but still don't make the film either. There are trite explanations of things that shouldn't need exposition, and a few too many tropes for a good story. Surprising given the previous films from Christopher Nolan and the storytelling in the (first two) Batman movies. Music by Hans Zimmer (also Batman) lacks punch, imagination and presence.

While the actor Henry Cavill is a good fit for the role, the story itself doesn't give much to work with in terms of lines and scenes. Once you've fallen out of the willing suspension of disbelief needed to enjoy a movie like this there doesn't seem to be a path back in.

The new blue and red cape suit is the star of the movie, and so much better than the old blue and red lycra underwear. Sadly this one will stay on the shelf in the hope of another re-imagining...
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By C. Sutherwood on 16 Sept. 2014
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Positives:
1) This movie is the most realistic version to date. I do love the Reeves ones, but they are too comical and just not "realistic").

2) It explains pretty much everything as it goes along, so you don't have too many questions (there will always be some). But it explains things such as what's going on over on Krypton, why Superman is like he is on Earth and why they choose to send him to Earth. They also explain how he gets his costume and they actually take the time to fit it in nicely with the real "Krypton world".

3) It shows Supes struggling to be accepted into the normal world, and struggling to stay in one place because of his powers. It shows him being worried about being accepted, and it takes you through the journey (albeit through many flash backs) from him as a child, struggling in school, to becoming a hero as superman.

4) Great story. Well written dialogue, and nice CGI too. The movie is long, but for me if didn't "feel" long as I was gripped to the story.

Biggest flaws for me:
1) Lois pops up everywhere, and knows far too much (she needs her memory wiped!).
2) Too many people know about him growing up.

Now I don't see this one as a flaw, but many do: There's quite a lot of destruction in the last hour, but I think it's justified since they are "like" gods, so they would pretty much destroy anything in their path on Earth.

Also, I don't see this as a flaw either, just more of me just being picky.... Flash Backs... The first half of the movie is full of them. It's fine since they work well, but It would have worked well if they just played it all in sequence, but I guess with flash backs it allowed them to "jump around" a bit in his time line.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David Clixby on 16 Aug. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
A decent film with plenty of action and some superb special effects but the 3D is very disappointing .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By OwenDavies2 on 3 Sept. 2014
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This version contains 2 blu ray discs and a dvd. The first blu ray and the dvd contain the movie and extras the second blu ray contains the film in maximum movie mode!! This basically means the film plays in the background while actors,crew or the director pop up during the film and talk about certain aspects of the movie that relate to that scene!!! It is full of really fascinating triva and behind the scenes info it also shows behind the scenes footage and a chat with Hans Zimmer...

I actually recommend the US version over the UK as you get this rather fantastic extra and it's on its own disc!!!!!!
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By Chris on 22 Mar. 2015
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Getting really quite bored of these blockbusters with endless cgi battles that go on and on and wreak total brainless destruction with few apparent consequences - at the end of this film they appear to be back to normal working in a miraculously untouched office despite the fact that the city they were in was pretty much destroyed (as much by Superman than anyone else) presumably only days or weeks before.

The convoluted plot of this bash fest was tedious nonsense to say the least (even for a comic book film), so much so that the lifeless characters had to keep telling us what was going on as they had probably guessed that we might have nodded off out of sheer boredom. There was zero chemistry between the leads and almost no sense of amazement from, well, anyone at all the aliens and impossible physical feats and general destruction that seemed to be unfolding all around. It's almost like they'd all seen it before? - hang on may be they'd watched the last SuperThorAvengerTransformer movie. At least the president didn't climb in to a plane and have a go at alien bashing in this one.

It was far too long (about a minute and a half would have been plenty), and in the brief moments between mindless mayhem that seems to pass for filmmaking these days there were the usual self important speeches trying to make the whole thing feel like it has meaning and gravitas - along with a familiar dose of America is great (even when they're being pummelled by aliens).

As if the visual and visceral bombardment wasn't enough, the Blu-ray sound quality was truly awful - the speech throughout was really quiet while everything else seemed to have been amplified - maybe they knew the script was so bad that we probably wouldn't want to listen to that drivel anyway.

Frankly I'd rather watch the original films any day.

Boring, boring, boring.
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