Friday, September 5, 2014

Man of Steel (2013)

IMDb plot summary: A young itinerant worker is forced to confront his secret extrastellar origin when Earth is invaded by members of his own race.
Directed by Zack Snyder. Starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, and Diane Lane.

Man, these Superman movies just get darker and darker, don't they? I wasn't a big fan of Superman Returns or anything, but it at least had a bit of fun campy factor to it, thanks to Kevin Spacey hamming it up as the villain. I hoped Michael Shannon would do the same thing here, but this may be the only time I've actually been *bored* by him in a movie. There's just not a lot to ENJOY about this movie. It's gloomy and dreary visually, awkward in its storytelling, and couldn't care less about developing its characters. Zod had an opportunity to be an incredibly interesting villain, and instead he just... doesn't really do anything. The movie is also far, far too long for the amount of stuff that actually happens. This movie pretty much exemplifies why I don't like the "gritty superhero reboot" trend: It's incredibly depressing.

1 star.

Flickchart: #1683 out of 2215, below Saw and above Suez. The fact that it landed only 2 spots below The Lone Ranger definitely confirmed that I have Lone Ranger too low.

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