We hauled Java to a local independent movie theater to see “Man of Steel” in 3-D this afternoon. She was well behaved and we did not get asked to leave the theater for any reason, so we were able to stay and watch the film in its entirety.
I enjoyed the movie. You would be hard pressed to be a person attracted to men and not find Henry Cavill pleasing to look at. But he also did a great job of selling himself as both a lonely, lost, powerful alien and a humble farm boy. The rest of the cast was well placed, although Amy Adams would not have been my choice for Lois Lane. Besides, there are certain comic book canons I just can’t disregard, and a Brunette Lois is one of them. Otherwise, I didn’t agitate over it.
The story of Krypton was re-imagined nicely and Russell Crowe did well enough as Jor-El. I liked Zod and the other Kryptonians and Christopher Meloni is always a pleasure to see.
The story was solid and exciting with nice moments of humanity and tenderness woven throughout. Plenty of groundwork and foundation laid for the whos, whys and hows, with enough action and adventure to satisfy the fanboys.
As both a comic book geek and a moviegoer, I enjoyed it and look forward to a sequel, if one is intended.
And it has wiped the awful taste of Superman Returns from my mind forever!