Saturday, November 23, 2013

Review: Superman

Henry Cavill - as Kal-El / Clark Kent / Superman:
Amy Adams as Lois Lane
Michael Shannon  as  Dru-Zod / General Zod:
Diane Lane as Martha Kent:
Kevin Costner as  Jonathan Kent:
Laurence Fishburne as Perry White
Antje Traue as Faora-Uls
Ayelet Zurer as Lara Lor-Van
Christopher Meloni as Colonel Nathan Hardy
Russell Crowe - as Jor-El

rt 143 minutes

I had heard of the controversy surrounding this film, but honestly could not really see that as a real point.  Yes the film and the costume is dark, but considering the mood of the clearly is an argument made by people who didn't watch the complete film.  I NEVER bought into Matha Kent sewing cloth that was bullet and knife proof...think about it.  Also the change up in how he learns that makes much more sense!  The differences between the the old Krypton and the new is a bit unsettling but it makes so much more sense when you think about it. 

This version follows the Superman creation myth pretty close.  Baby in rocket, planet go boom, Jonathan and Martha, then mix in Smallville (the tv show) short of the stuff that is just plain ridiculous. 

Then mix in a couple of the first Superman movies, not going to say which or what, cause it gives away some of the film, but again it works in a strange kind of way   But the net effect is that Kryptonians,  Superman and pretty much all concerned are more believable if maybe the situation may not. 

The movie gets an 8.5 in my book.  seamless CGI work and enough back history to fascinate fans and casual viewer alike.  

The 2 disk dvd and the extras on the blu-ray are a special behind the scenes fan's dream, as for extras worth of a 9.  17.5 overall  . which gives the movie 8.75....well worth a watch and addition to you collection!

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