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5.0 out of 5 stars Super Reboot
Man Of Steel.
Blu ray.
Region B/2.
Running time 142 minutes.
Ratio: 16.9/2.40:1.

Positive.
1)Actor Henry Cavill delivers a superb triumphant performance as Superman/Clark Kent that makes him the standout star of this movie.
2)Outstanding Action scenes that truly deliver eye popping epic entertainment.
3)Russell Crowe is...
Published 13 months ago by Timelord007

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1.0 out of 5 stars Superman SMASH!
Brain dead movie in which Superman is made more 'up to date' by dumbing him down about as far as it is possible to take him. In the seventies Superman used to be an intelligent bloke who put the lives of innocents above all else. Christopher Reeves' Superman had class. This new fella seems to think that the best way to solve a problem is to fly into it really fast. No...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Super Reboot, 17 Jun 2013
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Timelord007 (The Tardis) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Man of Steel [Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
Man Of Steel.
Blu ray.
Region B/2.
Running time 142 minutes.
Ratio: 16.9/2.40:1.

Positive.
1)Actor Henry Cavill delivers a superb triumphant performance as Superman/Clark Kent that makes him the standout star of this movie.
2)Outstanding Action scenes that truly deliver eye popping epic entertainment.
3)Russell Crowe is perfect casting as Jor-el & the opening 20 minutes which he is mainly featured are truly magnificent.
4)Michael Shannon delivers a great performance as General Zod dictator & warlord is a great advisory for Superman.
5)Superb retelling of the Superman Mythology by writer's Christopher Nolan & David Goyer.

Negative.
Amy Adam's sees totally miscast as Lois Lane bringing no spark to the character.

Extras.
• Strong Characters
• All Out Action
• Krypton Decoded
• New Zealand: Home of Middle Earth
• Superman 75th Anniversary Animated Short

Trivia.
1)Henry Cavill was nearly Superman in 2006's Superman Returns until director Bryan Singer prefered Brandon Routh & cast him instead of Cavill, Seven year's later Bryan Singers loss was Zack Snyders gain as Man of Steel is a far superior Superman movie than Superman Returns & Cavill a far better actor & Superman than Brandon Routh was.
2)David Goyer wrote the 3 Blade movie's & co-wrote the Dark Knight trilogy.
3)Dennis Quaid & Kurt Russell were in the running to play Jonathan Kent.
4)Keep a eye out for the Luthorcorp & Wayne enterprises logos on a truck & satellite in the final fight between Superman & General Zod.
5)Many of the flight sequences later added a CGI cape.
6)Henry Cavill got down to the final two in the casting of James Bond in 2006 but lost out to actor Daniel Craig.

Review.
In my opinion the best Superman movie ever.

This film delivers on a emotional level as well as some truly outstanding action sequences that are on a spectacular scale of which i haven't seen in a Superman movie before.

Jor-El & Zara choose to have a natural birth a have a baby boy they name Kal-El who's parents believe this has given freedom & choice to there son as under General Zods rule natural births are no longer allowed to take place on the planet Krypton.

Future Kryptonians will not be able to have choice as they have been genetically altered to perform a pacific task under the rule of General Zod who trys to overthrow the Krypton council but after a confrontation with Jor-El who sends his son in an spacecraft destination earth to avoid Zod & his armies is killed at the hands of Zod who then is captured, Arrested & condemned to eternity inside the phantom zone with his army of mercenaries by the Krypton council as his final words to Jor-Els wife Zara he will find there son Kal-El & destroy him.

Kryptons undoing is a result of using up all its natural power sources leading to the planet's imminent destruction.

As Kal-El arrives on Earth he is found & raised by Jonathan & Martha Kent who adopt Clark as there own son but soon discover there adopted son has special gifts.

Jonathan Kent trys to protect his adopted son who they name Clark from exposing his powers explaining to his son he's from the star's & came to earth in a spacecraft & is here for a reason.

Jonathan Kent eventually sacrifices his own life in the process of a tragic tornado storm to protect his son's secrets.

Clark now 30 set's off to find who he is & were he came from going from one town to another on a journey of discovery until he hears of a ancient spacecraft found in the snow & ice in Antarctica which has been in the ice for century's as Kryptonians in the past travelled to other worlds to explore the universe & it's here Clark sets about his investigation coming full circle to finding his Kryptonian heritage.

Will Clark find the answers to his questions of were he came from & will he embrace his destiny & become the hero within himself as he meets a projection of his kryptonian father inside the recovered Kryptonian spacecraft Jor-El explains his Kryptonian heritage to his son & that he has a choice to become a beacon of hope for the people on earth to inspire them to do good.

With Earth becoming invaded by General Zod & his minions whom having escaped the phantom zone & upon searching for Kal-El finds his location on planet earth after he activated the Kryptonian spaceship, Zod then demands earth to give Kal-El to him or face annihilation.

Will the hero within Clark emerge & attempt so save mankind againt General Zod who want to change earths atmosphere to that of Kryptons & in doing so will destory all life on earth leaving Zod to rule a new Kyrptonian race on a new alternative Krypton.

This retelling of the Superman Mythos delivers a strong story, Great acting from the cast & epic action sequences that deliver spectacle on a grand scale.

Henry Cavill is superb as Superman/Clark Kent/Kal-El as a man seeking out his destiny & allow himself become the hero that earth needs him to be, Cavill gives Clark character emotion & yet as Superman delivers in the action scenes & delivers the hero the film needs playing the part with conviction, Cavill is truly the right actor for a Superman movie for the 21st Century.

Russell Crowe is exellent as Jor-El who attempts to stop General Zods genetic experiments & by having a son of natural birth allowing the first Kryptonian child the freedom of choice, Crowes scenes on Krypton as Jor-El are some of the best work the actor has done in year's.

Michael Shannon gives a chilling as General Zod allowing nobody to stand in his way of ruling a new Krypton to destroy all mankind on earth, Change it's atmosphere & to then rule the alternative planet Krypton.

Director Zack Snyder delivers some epic scale action set pieces that are on a grand scale, The fights between Superman & Zods minions in Smallville truly deliver in the spectacle department but Snyder also allows the film time to breathe with some great emotional scenes partly referencing Clarks earlier year's & the discussions he has with his earth father Jonathan Kent in scenes well acted by Kevin Costner.

The final confrontation between Superman & General Zod is reminiscent of Superman II but here the action here is on a much grander scale as the two Kryptonians battle one another in a breathtaking climax were the ultimate sacrifice must be made.

Diane Lane is the heart & soul of this film as Martha Kent she gives the movie it's soul as her scenes with Clark are at the heart of the movie,It's that mother's love & instinct that helps Clark become the man she always knew he would become one day.

The only weak link is Amy Adam's who seems miscast as Lois Lane whom delivers non of Lois's feistyness or charismatics, Adam's comes over as a pale imitation of previous actresses who have played the part.

This film was my favourite movie of 2013 & also my cousins Man of Steel85 who also reviewed this movie on Amazon as this film is up there with The Dark Knight Trilogy in ground-breaking movie making & having a script with heart & great performances by the cast especially Henry Cavill who is perfect casting as Superman/Clark Kent playing the part to perfection.

This Superman movie doesn't just fly it soars into the stratosphere as this is a truly breathtaking movie that comes highly recommended by this reviewer.

Timelord Rating.
9/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Super-b, 27 Jun 2014
This review is from: Man of Steel [DVD] (DVD)
This was the only blockbuster of 2013 that's was truly great and I could get into. As the film stands I think its a great reboot and a heck of a lot better than superman returns. the story is good and it's a very well realised and engaging origin of superman and is told with that gritty realism of Christopher Nolan's dark knight film's. Also I have to say the pace is good and fast for a two hour film its fly's by.
The action and special effects are very good especially the opening on krypton and the epic last sort of half in the film where some truly awesome fights and destruction happens. finally as for the acting it's decent I thought henry cavil could have been a little bit more enthusiastic but Russell Crowe and Michael Shannon where great. oh and the music is great and very uplifting.

one of the best superhero film's and my top film of 2013 for sure.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 'SUPERB VISUAL EFFECTS', 3 Dec 2013
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rbmusicman (U.K) - See all my reviews
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THE FILM -WELL AND TRULY LAUNCHES 'SUPERMAN' INTO THE
TWENTY FIRST CENTURY. (Another re-start)
Many will remember the comic series of yesteryear with it's weekly tales of
the indestructible super-hero inspiring the imagination of it's young readers.
Many versions both via our TV sets and the big screen have been played down
the years including the much loved 'Christopher Reeve. 4-movie series, his
career of course was cut short after a horse-riding accident. (sadly he's
since passed on)
In '2006' 'SUPERMAN RETURNS' was released starring 'Brandon Routh' in the role.
sadly the film failed in the Box-Office, so wasn't continued, seven years on,
we start over...with this 'stunning' special-effect bonanza of viewing pleasure.
On the doomed planet of 'Krypton' 'Russell Crowe' plays 'Jor-El' father of 'Kal-El'
on Earth 'Kevin Costner' plays 'Johnathan Kent' 'Kai-El (Clark's) adopted father.
'Clark' learns from an early age he has powers that defy the normality of the
children around him here on planet 'Earth'
Now grown up 'Clark' has to blend into the world of seemingly normal expectations,
he has to learn how to control the power he has using it to help mankind.
Reporter 'Lois Lane' has worked out that 'Clark' and the Worlds new hero are one of
the same.
The Earth however will soon need 'Superman' as the exiled 'General Zod' from 'Krypton'
years past threatens earth challenging them to give-up the being mankind in general
know little of....yet.
'Kai-El' will have to respond, 'Genera Zod's' intention is to build 'Krypton' on 'Earth'
The battle to save Earth from those who wish to obliterate mankind....begins.
The film is a C.G.I delight, superb played on it's 2-D disc and stunning in 3-D.
Hopefully the series will build with 'Henry Cavill' continuing the role of our super-
hero.
A MUST FOR AL;L SCI-FI FANS.(A VISUAL DELIGHT)
There is an enjoyable list of additional features on board,,,,
Strong Characters, legendary roles.
Planet Krypton...'Dylan Sprayberry'(Clark aged 13)...explains the Krypton technology and
more.
All out Action...Taking super-hero action to spectacular heights of realism.
IS IT A BIRD ? IS IT A PLANE ? NO ! 'IT'S SUPERMAN' ......Enjoy
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite of the Superman movies, 28 Jun 2014
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S. Figgins "Sue-pernatural" (kent, UK) - See all my reviews
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I think this version of the Superman franchise has received a lot of flack but personally I loved this film. Great action, acting and effects. Admittedly the 3D is a bit lost here and there because of the super fast action and fast switching scenes but generally very good otherwise.
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24 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable remake of Superman I and II, 9 Feb 2014
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I watched Man of Steel for the first time last night knowing only that it was another Superman movie. So I was surprised when the film began back at the start again with the destruction of Krypton. I quickly realised this is infact a remake of the original Superman film and actually Superman II as well as he has to deal with the bad guys and girl again. So how do they compare? Well, the original films were, and still are, very much loved but after you've seen Man of Steel, you realise the original films are very dated now with what would now be regarded as low budget special effects and quaint behaviour. In contrast, the special effects on this new film are fantastic and the last 30 mins are constant, high impact action. It's much more than a popcorn movie and I enjoyed it from start to finish. My friend and I always rate every film we watch. He gave it 7.5 and I gave it 8 out of 10. So definitely worth adding to your Blu-ray collection!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Superman SMASH!, 17 Mar 2014
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R. Sturrock "Rogue Angel" (Bradford, England) - See all my reviews
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Brain dead movie in which Superman is made more 'up to date' by dumbing him down about as far as it is possible to take him. In the seventies Superman used to be an intelligent bloke who put the lives of innocents above all else. Christopher Reeves' Superman had class. This new fella seems to think that the best way to solve a problem is to fly into it really fast. No thought whatsoever into any of his actions. He participates willingly in the widespread destruction of the buildings of Metropolis, not to mention the massive body count that must have occurred during his brainless battles. The writers of this travesty might as well have painted him green and have him shout "Superman smash" every time he got angry. I'd rather watch the famously bad Superman IV 'The quest for peace' again than this rubbish. At least the writers of Superman IV were remotely familiar with the character of Superman and what he stands for. Something the writers of 'Man of Steel' seem to be sadly lacking. It's a sad day when the writers think that the best way to make a Superman movie interesting is to fill it full of special effects of explosions and buildings being destroyed. Welcome to the dumbed down 21st century Superman.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Man of Steel...Full of Plot holes., 19 July 2014
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I love Superman.

I hate this film.

They tried so hard to make this film a fresh take on an existing story but instead of answers they gave you questions.
Full of plot holes so obvious you will find yourself asking "How did they....Why did that....and Who is he?" Too many times during the film.

Stick to the real Superman film. If you have to ask which film I'm referring to then maybe you will enjoy "Man of Steel".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, 27 July 2014
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Awesome. This is a quality remake, re-jig of the superman movies. Love it. Henry Cavill is an excellent choice, gritty, and '21st Century'.

I like the way they combined Christopher Reeve's two movies into one, updating and if you're quick you'll see a 'respectful' camera tilt on Henry that makes him look like Christopher Reeve.

A job well done.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Boring!, 9 Jan 2014
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The best bit is the beginning, where we see Russell Crowe as Superman's father. He makes a great superhero. Superman himself is - well - not very super by comparison. He is too serious, too pretty-boy, too wooden. A cardboard cut-out. In fact, the whole film takes itself too seriously. Where is the tongue-in-cheek humour, the moments of levity that lighten a good film before it plunges back into the dark? Without any light, the dark becomes meaningless, and very rapidly boring. The end of the film in particular goes on, and on... and on. Explosions! More explosions! Yet more! Endless fight scenes! A large portion of this should have been pruned. Even my teenage son agreed with my criticisms. Dire nonsense.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Could be so much more., 14 Feb 2014
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Great first 40 minutes, badly let down by a flash bang wallop second half.
You can only watch so much of crashing through walls, buildings, glass, gets tedious.

Characters really good, casting excellent. Flying is now reaching perfection, still too much reliance on CGI.

What a shame, can't understand why the majority of this genre inevitably end up being boring and unintelligent, suppose a lack of end story does not help.

Zak Snyder tries and nearly succeeds.
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