So, I saw the Man of Steel yesterday with my 13 year old son.
And I asked him, as we were walking out of the theatre, “What did you think? Did you like it?”
And he said, “I don’t know.”
That’s kind of my reaction…(Slight spoilers ahead)
The cast (except for Amy Adams, who is preposterously mis-cast as Lois Lane) is uniformly great. The direction is fantastic, the special effects magnificent. The battle sequences are the most spectacular super-fights ever put to film. Better, even, than the Avengers.
But it’s all in service of a movie that is geared to make you think Superman is a hateful, selfish, homicidal dick. The last scene of the movie is Superman needlessly destroying expensive government property, just to be an asshole about it to an American general.
Why make a Superman movie that insists you be terrified and resentful of the stand-offish alien Superman? Why make a Superman movie in which he NEVER DOES ANYTHING HEROIC?!?!
(BIG SPOILER: move the cursor over the text: The bad guys are defeated by human beings, Superman is just there to destroy Metropolis).
The mind reels.
Other than THAT, it’s a good movie. Like THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL meets GODZILLA….only Superman is both Gort and Godzilla in that scenario.
Ty the Guy OUT!
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