“The world’s too big, Mom.” “Then make it small.”
We started off Superhero Week with Marvel, and now we’re ending with some good ol’ DC. Much like Spider-Man, I was not a Superman fan until Man of Steel came out. Technically, I’m still not a Superman fan when it comes to the character of Superman, but I did enjoy the movie.
Two reasons to watch this film:
I probably shouldn’t write anything about this – BUT I WILL. Henry Cavill is not only gorgeous, but also a very talented actor. He suited the role perfectly. Also, he was not at all bad to look at (especially with that whole lumberjack thing he had going on for a bit).
Unexpected take on classic character.
Most of the Superman movies out there are cliche. I throw that word around a lot, but when you think of Superman films – old or new – you’ll think of that guy with the big red S on his chest who changes in the phone-booth and is in love with Lois Lane. Although some of the plot points were unbelievable or unrealistic, it didn’t really matter because a man who flies because of his sun-powers is pretty unrealistic.
The film is executed with an unexpected level of grace. When I first saw the trailer, I thought it was gorgeous. I was really excited to see a new kind of Superman: a superman that wasn’t for the old-timey fans, but for my generation, and that is exactly what I got.