Man of Steel – Review

The screen adaption of the oldest and most loved superhero franchise in history has always been a feat that many world-class filmmakers have struggled to overcome – so when news first broke that the mastermind behind The Dark Knight trilogy would write and produce a Superman reboot, many believed salvation had arrived.

With Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight trilogy) penning the script and Zach Snyder (300) taking control of the directors helm, fans around the world started to believe that their beloved Supermanwould finally receive the big screen justice he so rightly deserved – especially after the fiasco that was Superman Returns back in 2006.

Man of Steel (2013) wastes no time delving into the core roots of Superman and the planet Krypton, the doomed world he once called home. For first time we finally uncover the real reason behind Krypton’s demise, which came about due to the planet being stripped bare of all its natural resources.

Jor-El (Russell Crowe), aware that his planet is dying, sacrifices his own life to ensure the survival of his infant son, Kal-El, by sending him to Earth, far away from the clutches of General Zod (Michael Shannon). Raised by Jonathon and Martha Kent (Kevin Costner and Diane Lane), Kal-El, known now as Clark Kent (Henry Cavill), begins to develop his powers and over time realize the true purpose of his life on Earth.

His true test of his strength comes after a chance meeting with ruthless reporter, Lois Lane (Amy Adams), in the remote snow plains of Northern Canada, which enevitably leads to the invasion of Earth by General Zod. With the prospect of re-building Krypton on Earth, but at a grave cost to humanity, Superman must decide with what species his allegiance lies, and accept his true destiny.

Man of Steel is to Superman, what The Dark Knight trilogy is to Batman – this film is a spectacle that cannot be missed. With an all-star cast that bring the characters alive like never before, and a world-class team at the controls, delivering a sensational story and out of this world special effects, Man of Steel