Director: Zack Snyder Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Russell Crowe
Certificate: 12 Running Time: 143 Minutes
Tagline: "You Are Not Alone"
I think we can safely say by now that Marvel's shared 'cinematic universe' of films has been a success so it was inevitable that DC would follow suit at some point. What I didn't realise at the time of its release, however, is that Man of Steel was the first of their own series. I had thought it simply (another) reboot of Superman but no, it was actually meant to be DC's equivalent of Iron Man - the one to get the ball rolling. To that end, it's an origins story in the truest sense of the word - the first since Christopher Reeve's film of 1978 if I'm not mistaken - and like that film it begins on the planet Krypton which is on the brink of annihilation. Shortly before it blows up in a highly spectacular fashion, Jor-El (Crowe), who for years had warned of the impending disaster, manages to launch his newborn son into space aboard a small craft.
|Kal-El's parents say their goodbyes...|
|Lois and Clark receive a tongue-lashing from Perry...|
|Superman doesn't need any stupid barriers to shield him...|
|General Zod looking stern, with assorted goons behind...|
|Never did work out how he could survive in space...|
|Clark's father shows him where he came from...|
|Haha, I'm sure those cuffs will hold him...|
RKS Score: 6/10