Happy Summer Everyone. I know I am a little bit behind on the current releases. However I have been meaning to see World War Z in the movie theater. However after learning it is based (in part) on the book by the same name. I am wondering if I should read the book first? Or see the film first? I am already aware that changes were made to fit into 2 hour plus film. So I am wondering is it worth to read the World War Z book? Also, I would love to read your reviews so feel free to leave comments to this post. Thanks.
I really liked Man of Steel. It is a gritty, realistic departure from the previous colorful comedy laden Richard Donner/Christopher Reeves films. Don’t get me wrong I am a fan of the original films. However, this film features more of a science fiction theme when it explores the backstory of the Superman’s birth and the ultimate destruction of Krypton.
Henry Cavill, best known for his role as Charles Brandon on the Tudors, was perfectly casted as Superman. His Clark is a tortured soul searching for anonymity…his Kal-El is a stranger, a true alien to fellow Earthlings and his Superman was heroic, vulnerable, edgy and even handsome. He is a really good Superman.
Michael Shannon was ruthless, and completely believable as the psychopathic yet nationalistic Zod. Costner and Crowe were excellent as Clark’s biological and adopted fathers. Diane Lane was very good Martha Kent. Both death scenes were very well done, but Costner’s farewell ripped my damn heart out. However, I feel that manage to give a decent portrayal of Lois Lane despite looking nothing like what I’d picture Lois to look like.
I thought it was best to comment on the story/plot last. Since it is an origin story the majority of the audience knew what it was going to entail. However I thought David S Goyer took a fresh approach to it using different Superman graphic novels as source material.
Overall I thought this was a great reboot of the Superman franchise. I am hoping that this will lead to more sequels and ultimately to the Justice League movie that we fans have wanted for so long. Kudos to the cast and crew of Man of Steel for an enjoyable summer film.
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It is hard to believe in almost a week Man of Steel will be opening in the theaters across the United States. I have been eagerly been anticipating this film since I learned it was greenlit by Warner Bros a few years ago. Initally I was a bit skeptical of this Superman reboot after the debacle that was Superman Returns. However, I decided to give Man of Steel a chance once that I learned that Christopher Nolan was producing it. Christopher Nolan did wonders with rebooting the Batman franchise. Now it is Superman’s time to shine.
So far the promotional trailers and posters have really showcased the wonderful elements that made Superman one of my favorite superheroes. Henry Cavill definitely looks the part of Superman. I am curious on how he will be as Clark Kent. I am hoping that he is able to play both parts equally as well. From the early buzz from people that have seen Man of Steel so far it sounds as though this might be the summer blockbuster film of the season. We shall see. Until then…my countdown continues.
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