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NOTE: BEFORE READING THIS ARTICLE, NOTE THAT THERE MIGHT BE SPOILERS, BUT USUALLY NOT THE BIG ONES, AHEAD.
It really is a longtime since I last seen superman on the big screen. Far too long. This film, undeniably, has been long anticipated, and I have also covered this film a couple of times on my previous website. Henry Cavill plays Superman this time round, and he really makes superman look good. This film, however, does has its share of bad points, and bad flow of storyline might be a reason. The storyline, somehow, just keeps shifting from past experiences, back to the modern time. What makes it worse, is that it does not go in any particular order. Somehow, it also moves from big fast paced action sequences throughout the show, but jumps right back to slow paced dialogues, which are usually meant to lecture the son in flashbacks. The story was slow throughout the film, with every scene just being too long and draggy, which actually makes you feel bored after a while. The introduction was big, starting off with a great looking Krypton being destroyed badly. Somehow, General Zod manages to escape his punishment after the planet is destroyed. The build-up wasn’t impressive, like mentioned earlier, with bad flow and uneven story causing it to be bad. The climax was a little bit too overexaggerated, being not only too long, but also too unrealistic. However, the music played throughout the show, though repeated in a few instances, just helps to build up the suspense, but really, the same music again and again? They could have just settled with other music. The music portrayed in the show, though, is definitely just appropriate. For character development, the one and only person to be focused in the whole show would be Clark Kent himself. With the large amounts of flashbacks, it really helps to explain him, and his past. The rest, though, are not adequate. Boasting a star studded cast, the film really ought to have more screen time for the rest of the cast, like the parents of Clark Kent. For the rest of the people at the Daily Planet, apart from Lois Lane, who really had a good chemistry with Clark Kent in the film, the rest of the people really could have at lot more screen time as well. The visual effects and everything, including the costume design is just big and impressive, way bigger than the previous film, but it really just makes me think that this film might have overused it and prevented the film from having more time in other aspects (character development). Clark’s parents were good in the show, but General Zod does not have enough. Clark was okay, but really could have done way better than that. This reboot of the popular Superman figure really can take flight and find its audience and might look fun enough for people to watch, but for me, I think that this film certainly could have done better. This film should expand on its concepts, and focus more on its storyline and its flow, while doing the sequel.
This film could really had focused on a neater storyline, and failed to build up, as it repetitively tried to tone down its storyline.
+1 for making Krypton look impressive
+1 for visual effects (it was just big and impressive)
+1 for music (it just is good)
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT- 14/20
COSTUME DESIGN/VFX/BACKGROUND/PRODUCTION DESIGN/MAKEUP- 9/10
STORY DEVELOPMENT- 4/10
TOTAL SCORE: 67/100
If you would like some extra information on the film, you could go and check out the film database, as well as watch the trailer below.
Man of Steel film database
Movie poster and trailer is owned by Warner Bros, Legendary Pictures and DC Entertainment.