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Monday, June 17, 2013

Man of Steel (2013)

Henry Cavill aka Clark Kent aka the Man of Steel. SuperMan.


I am so thrilled to have met you. You are my superhero! Haha. Ang pogi mo!
Thanks to NuffnangPH and WacoalPH, I got to see Man of Steel on opening night, at the Newport Mall Cinemas. 

There are probably very few people who are not familiar with Superman's story, but this year's movie took the time to allow us to get up close and personal as he struggled to get to know and accept himself.

Having been directed by Christopher Nolan, also famous for his Dark Knight trilogy, Man of Steel has quite the same dark feel (albeit not so dark) but only in the sense that you knew you were seeing the story unfold. Some scenes were dragging, and the boyfriend actually dozed off, but I didn't mind. 

I also liked their depiction of the events in Krypton that led to the babe Khalel's journey to Earth. I never really paid attention to that part of his story before.  There were very touching scenes with the Kents too - at school when Clark could barely concentrate and he learns to focus on his mother's voice; the struggle of holding back when bullies went after him; and, the death of Jonathan Kent and Clark being helpless because people were watching.

Amy Adams also makes a spunky Lois Lane. Even before Superman comes into the open, she launches into an investigation of the mystery man who goes around saving lives. She finds the secret identity even before the public one is revealed but she chose to keep it secret. I was waiting for a Men in Black type of trick that would wipe off her memory of who the real Superman is, but it never happened. There was a scene like that in one of the Christopher Reeve movies right?

Watching the film got me interested in reading the comics. I know there's more than one story line now, so DC fans out there - do you have any recommendation for where to start?

Anyway, if you have yet to see this film, go out and watch it. It's over two hours, but well worth the time if you're a fan. :)