Watched this yesterday and thought is was brilliant.
This film has so much action that it really shows up Bryan singers superman returns as the limp wet lettuce that it was.
What we have here is a take on superman that is more down to earth and more gritty than we've ever seen on on film. Don't get me wrong it's no dark knight in terms of grit and darkness but at the same time there's very little humour and the film does take itself seriously.
The acting is top notch. Loved Russell crow as jor-el and the open scenes in krypton were breath taking. I loved how we saw more of the kryptonians advanced technology and their history. How much of it is spot on or changed for the film I couldn't tell you. I've been reading graphic novels for years but only dipped in and out of superman so some of the stuff we find out about kryptons history was new to me.
There's more action and destruction in this film than even the avengers. The last hour when general Zod and his army arrive on earth is like one long action set piece. This is no bad thing as this is the first time on film we have ever truely seen what can happen when someone with the strength and power of superman is fighting beings of equal power.
Overall this is a fantastic action blockbuster that is sure to satisfy the comic book fans and appeal to a broader film fan aswell.
Overall I'd give this a 9/10. It loses 1 point as I would have liked to have seen a bit more about the young Clark growing up as this is a reboot and origin story. We see young Clark and Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent only in flashbacks but what we do see is good and just makes you want to see a lot more.
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