By Debjyoti Guha (15 Jun 2013)
Just came from the screening of Man of Steel; after looking at Rotten Tomatoes rating it simply makes me wonder do critics understand the essence of Super-hero movies. I have not seen the ’78 version of Superman but Henry Cavill has nailed the character of Clark Kent/Kal-EI. This is truly Zack Snyder’s best movie by far. At no point did the story seemed dragged. Just remember this is the origin story of the supposed trilogy so the ground work has been laid for a sequel to follow, whether it’s going to be Justice League or not I am not sure. The first half provides viewers about Kal-EI’s true origin starting from prologue of Krypton’s dying mythology to his upbringing by the Kent’s on Earth. Kevin Costner has really provided the humane essence that was essential. Amy Adams was good as Louis Lane, her character got enough screen timing rather than what others above complained being just damsel in distress. Finally Michael Shannon as Zod has been good but there was opportunity for him to shine knowing his stature of being a terrific actor; watch out for his side-kick Antje Traue who played Faora-Ul, she was simply awesome. As goes for action what would you expect from Snyder, it was nothing short of spectacular.
Final Verdict: Do not miss this at theater. This movie truly deserves the praise it received from the audience. Just go & watch it...this is how a Superman movie should be like. Finally DC has established one more character that can pave the path for JLA.