The latest offering from director Zack Snyder, Man of Steel, is a 2 hours 23 minute cinematic masterpiece telling the story of how Superman came to be on Earth and his fight to save humanity.
Starring Henry Cavill as Superman, Russell Crowe as his father Jor-El and Amy Adams, who seems to be in every movie produced these days, as Lois Lane, the casting for the film was a stroke of genius. Henry Cavill fits the role of Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman perfectly with his chiselled cheekbones, rock hard abs and killer smile, reminding you of a young Christopher Reeve.
The movie involves three intertwining storylines focusing on the origin of Kal-El’s planet, family and how he came to be on Earth, his upbringing and when he is 33-years old and how he is forced to expose his superpowers to save the world.
Man of Steel is a well-rounded movie which provides a well written storyline which includes loads of action, a little bit of love interest and a well cast bunch of characters. I wasn’t very enthused to see the movie, but walked away well satisfied. The movie was lambasted by critics, but received a high 7.7 out of 10 on movie review website IMDb. I would happily give the movie an 8 out of 10 and would recommend it to any fan of the man in red tights.