Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Superman: Man Of Steel

I can't tell you enough how excited I am for the Chris Nolan/Zack Snyder reboot of the Superman franchise!

I just read the article on Henry Cavill, the star of Man Of Steel, in Details magazine that just hit news stands this week and although it was brief it was VERY INFORMATIVE on what to expect from this reboot.

The story will not be at all what many have come to accept as the back story and beginnings of the caped hero, being found in a corn field and all, but focuses on him being a traveling loner working odd jobs to make ends meet while struggling to face his apparent physical capabilities.
The film has a lot of interesting faces that one wouldn't typically expect to see in such a film as this. You have Russell Crowe playing his biological father Jor-El, Kevin Costner plays his adoptive father Jonathan Kent, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Michael Shannon of the newly released "The Iceman" portrays General Zod, and  the ever so gorgeous Henry Cavill of "The Tudors" fame as THE MAN himself.

The overall story itself is pretty much in line with what fans of the comics know as the general plot of Superman. He becomes a young journalist who is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race. The catch to this little gem is that with Batman director Chris Nolan, who did a bang up job rebooting the Batman franchise, and Zack Snyder at the helm of this thing, it has got to be one visual effects sensory overload if you have ever seen one. It definitely has a grittier look then the past films that we have seen on Clark Kent. 
The trailer of him breaking the sound barrier as he flies into the stratosphere alone is spine tingling.

I'm very selective when it comes to seeing these comic book movies as a lot of them have been done with a major topping of cheese in the past but the fact that Nolan and Synder are involved, I am very optimistic that this will be worth the wait and will do much needed justice to the franchise. Even more exciting is that if this does well for Warner Brothers financially then Henry has already signed on to do two more potential sequels, which I'm hoping doesn't slide down hill just a tad like the last Batman: The Dark Knight Rises.
Apparently the film took around 5 months to shoot with post production running about 16 months giving 300 and Watchmen director Zack Snyder a chance to give it that visual comic book touch with a slight modern digital overtone. So it may or may not have the cool special effects that Zack had in 300, I hope it does.

I plan on seeing it a few days after it comes out in order to bypass the crowds and although I wont leave an in depth review on the movie (as I feel the critics who work for The Hollywood Reporter should be left to that) I will definitely give a base review on whether or not I think its worth the price of today's movie ticket to go and see.  Stay tuned..............

JUNE 14 2013

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