Review: Man of Steel

20 Jun

 

[Contains spoilers]

 

Happy Red Haired Freckled Boy With Missing Front Teeth, Laughing Retro Clipart Illustration  So, what did you think?

Ike2  Very noisy.

Happy Red Haired Freckled Boy With Missing Front Teeth, Laughing Retro Clipart Illustration  There was a lot of destruction, wasn’t there?

Ike2  Is it weird that the fight between Superman and Zod in one city on Earth seemed more destructive than blowing up the whole planet of Krypton?

Happy Red Haired Freckled Boy With Missing Front Teeth, Laughing Retro Clipart Illustration  Yeah, the special effects were amazing, but they were so realistic, I just kept thinking of all the damage being done. That takes some of the fun out of it, for me.

Ike2  And Krypton was creepy. No wonder they blew it up.

Happy Red Haired Freckled Boy With Missing Front Teeth, Laughing Retro Clipart Illustration  It was kind of creepy. I kept thinking that’s what the War of the Worlds planet would look like.

Ike2  Can we take a vote on worst opening scene of any superhero movie in history? I vote Kal-El being born to Mrs. El.

Happy Red Haired Freckled Boy With Missing Front Teeth, Laughing Retro Clipart Illustration  Her name is Lara. But yeah, take away the science-fictiony monitor blobs and it was just the same tired Screaming Mother Birth Scene cliché we’ve seen on every TV show since All in the Family.

Ike2  But the actress who played Lara is cool.

Happy Red Haired Freckled Boy With Missing Front Teeth, Laughing Retro Clipart Illustration  Ayelet Zurer is very cool. But Antje Traue as General Zod’s sidekick was even more cool. Whoa!

Ike2  Whoa!

Happy Red Haired Freckled Boy With Missing Front Teeth, Laughing Retro Clipart Illustration  I thought all the actors were good, although Michael Shannon was a little over-the-top.

Ike2  Come on, he was perfect! But what about Henry Cavill? Is the legacy of the Reeve brothers still safe?

Happy Red Haired Freckled Boy With Missing Front Teeth, Laughing Retro Clipart Illustration  Very funny. George Reeves and Christopher Reeve were both great as Superman, in their own way, but they were a tad campy. Henry Cavill plays it straight, and he really looks the part. If the sequels hold up, he’ll be the new icon.

Ike2  Can we talk about the scene with the dog, now?

Happy Red Haired Freckled Boy With Missing Front Teeth, Laughing Retro Clipart Illustration  I thought you’d like that one.

Ike2  Look, I like it that the old guy was willing to run into a tornado to save the dog, but—

Happy Red Haired Freckled Boy With Missing Front Teeth, Laughing Retro Clipart Illustration  Hey, too much detail! Some people haven’t seen it yet.

Ike2  What? I didn’t say who the old guy was.

Happy Red Haired Freckled Boy With Missing Front Teeth, Laughing Retro Clipart Illustration  That doesn’t matter. When you give away a point of the plot, you’re supposed to alert the reader first.

Ike2  Okay, spoiler alert—Jonathan Kent runs into a tornado to save a dog.

Happy Red Haired Freckled Boy With Missing Front Teeth, Laughing Retro Clipart Illustration  Oh, that’s much better. So what’s the problem?

Ike2  So supposedly Clark couldn’t run to save the dog in front of all those people, because then they would see he was Superman, right? But if Superman can move faster than the eye can see, like he does later on, why didn’t he just move faster than the eye can see and save the dog? In the time he took to argue with his dad about it, he could have run back and forth a hundred times. Besides, what kind of jerks leave their dog in a car in the middle of a tornado anyway?

Happy Red Haired Freckled Boy With Missing Front Teeth, Laughing Retro Clipart Illustration  I noticed when Papa Kent got the car door open, Fido didn’t hang around to make sure his master was all right.

Ike2  Yeah, it as like, “Thanks, sucker—enjoy the tornado!”

Happy Red Haired Freckled Boy With Missing Front Teeth, Laughing Retro Clipart Illustration  It was clearly intended to be an emotional scene, but I agree, it kind of flopped.

Ike2  General Zod’s death was lame, too. Spoiler alert!

Happy Red Haired Freckled Boy With Missing Front Teeth, Laughing Retro Clipart Illustration  Oh, you mean because Superman hit him about a million times so hard he flew ten miles into the air, but when it was time for Zod to die, all Superman had to do was the neck-tweak thing?

Ike2  The neck-tweak! Like, “You can ram my face into a brick wall at 10,000 miles an hour, but unless you’re a licensed chiropractor, please don’t tweak my neck!”

Happy Red Haired Freckled Boy With Missing Front Teeth, Laughing Retro Clipart Illustration  Lame.

Ike2  Lame.

Happy Red Haired Freckled Boy With Missing Front Teeth, Laughing Retro Clipart Illustration  But we shouldn’t give people the wrong idea. I liked the movie.

Ike2  Me, too. A few dud scenes, but good entertainment over all.

OUR REVIEW:

Cavill wears the suit well.

Fine performances all around.

Great effects, but the destruction is over-done.

Creepy Krypton.

Good story, but some lame scenes.

Three tail wags out of five.

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