The most anticipated movie of the year is here and I'm really excited to watch how the reboot is been handled living up to all our expectations. Now, Superman movies were long gone, they didn't really show up in our generation. So an overlook is definitely needed in order to know the real life of Kal-El aka the Superman. Spoilers free! Just a normal review.
The movie commences on Krypton, where the destruction is about to happen and Jor-El (Russell Crowe) notifies the council about the annihilation. General Zod (Michael Shannon) attacks the council with his crew and plans to takeover the command. Meanwhile Jor-El and Lara (Ayelet Zurer) uses the opportunity to save the human race on Krypton and plans to launch a ship containing their son Kal-El and the genetic codex to earth. Zod's team tries to take down the rolling ship but they fail. The toddler Kal-El lands on Kansas village where Jonathan and Martha Kent (Kevin Costner and Diane Lane) look after and name him Clark Kent.
Now Clark is a 33 year old rambler using his strange powers occasionally and few back stories were glimpsed sporadically showing Clark's relationship with his parents and early young age emotive incidents. The other part transacts about General Zod returning to earth with the aim to take back the genetic codex and establish the Krypton civilization on earth by destroying it.
Considerably the film's emotional portion is been contracted in the flashbacks where the characters move with their weepy performances from Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner. The much needed perception is given of how Superman faces various consequences and stuff. And that's the main soul of the movie which kept us interesting and engaging with much needed gen all over.
Another boon of the movie is that how the characters were given equal importance. Amy Adams as Lois Lane is exceptional in her role, she shared a decent screen presence with her arguments establishing the storyline which is imperative further. Michael Shannon as General Zod is not disappointing overall, his character didn't smack the impact which is needed, his thoughtful theory is crucial but the plan to implement it was a bit vile.
Henry Cavill as Superman was totally stupendous. He carried out the role with ease and imparted the expressions in a proper way which we rather expect from a beginner. The muscular physique exhibits his ability in giving promising punches which we look ahead when its a Superman.
The CGI looked great in the movie, mainly the Kryptonian civilization of a fantasy made-up world looked gorgeous. Have no issues on 3D though, the movie looked stunning in 3D format too. Mainly when you deal plots with massive destruction the CGI needs to be perfect and real, there is never a let down in the technical department.
Direction from Zack Synder was marvellous, mainly during the action sequences when we kinda experience few zoom-in shots which were really well handled and organised with the camera. The insights of the Kryptonian world were shown in a detailed manner, which really lacked to show in the previous parts.
They are few issues around, the screenplay by David S Goyer was slightly a let down, its particularly not well organised. The climax sequenced nearly 40 minutes which was marginally not needed to some extent.
Hans Zimmer's background score needs a special approbation. The sound was really astounding in the movie. It surely shares an equal important character when you take particularly pick few things around.
Finally, Man of Steel is an amazing reboot of our well known Superhero. It definitely is exciting to watch Superman smashing things around in the air. Its not a great popcorn film but certainly is a considerate thriller with much more emotional values and serious things encircling Kal-El's life. Its definitely worth a watch in IMAX and indeed a great summer fun.
My Rating - 4/5
Grade - A- (Great)
-By Surya Komal aka KM