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Man of Steel (2013) Movie Information

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1816

Avg. Rating:

2.77/4

# of Ratings:

186

Genres:

Action, Fantasy

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

06/14/2013

DVD Release:

11/13/2013

Director:

Zack Snyder

Actors:

Henry Cavill
Diane Lane
Kevin Costner
Amy Adams
Michael Shannon
Russell Crowe

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

Kal-El was sent away from his doomed home planet of Krypton by his father. After crash landing on Earth, he is found by the Kent family and they raise him as their own, Clark Kent, teaching him their values. Realising he has great power among humans, Clark must now face up to his first grave challenge, General Zod, who led a rebellion on his home planet.

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Rod 03/31/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Not as bad as I heard it was.

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Matthew Brady 07/19/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

This movie is more stronger then steel. This movie was far better then superman returns, I mean the actor who played superman was really good and the score was epic.

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sapien 06/17/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

It was a good movie, no doubt. Though, I am a little disappointed. I wished it would've had more story development and a little less action toward the end of the movie. But all in all, it was a really good movie.

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  Yojimbo
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05/21/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Man Of Steel" by Yojimbo

A super-powered alien who crash landed on Earth as a child endangers the Earth when the military ruler of his planet arrives on a war ship demanding his return. Man Of Steel is a kind of cover version of Superman II (in a similar way that Into Darkness was a cover version of Wrath Of Khan) which is an idea that actually had a lot of potential. The original film has dated quite badly and a remake done in the right way could've been great; it had strong plot ideas, a sense of humour and a brilliantly camp and disdainful central performance from Terence Stamp as Zod. Man Of Steel however, has none of those things. Although the plot takes the Superman origin story in a refreshing new direction, the plot just replaces the humanity of the character with a hotch potch of cliched sci-fi mumbo jum...

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2/4 

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  Indyfreak
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07/23/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

I loved Man of Steel. There I said it.

Wow, still don't believe me?

This is Zack Snyder's best film and one of the better comic book movie reboots to have been released thus far. Let's face it folks, the Superman franchise needed a good shot in the arm and who else but Snyder was good enough to do it? With Nolan as producer and Goyer as writer, I expected a decent film but nothing like I expected.
Holy shit. Henry Cavill nails it as Superman. I applaud him especially for not trying to channel Christopher Reeve as his unfortunate predecessor Brandon Routh tried to do in the earnest but boring Superman Returns. The cast is excellent all around too. Amy Adams is a much more energetic Lois Lane while Michael Shannon is just plain psycho as General Zod. Kudos to actors like Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, and Diane Lane for givin...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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  Taz
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12/31/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Superlong is more like it.

The only reason this movie got two stars from me was because it has the character of Superman in it. I love the character of Superman and because of that I was able to make it through the two and a half hours of over stylized crap Zach Snyder filled this movie with. Not that it was all his fault there are a lot of other major issues wit things that happened in this movie. The death toll is incredibly high for a movie staring a character that saves people. And the way they treat Pa Kent is just said and ridiculous. Lastly the run time is Way to long. Every time I thought the movie was over it drug on and on. If you are not a fan of Superman I would not recommend spending your time watching this. If you are a fan of Superman prepare to be a little angry when you are finished watching it.

Rating of
2/4 

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Recent Movie Talk Forum Posts

  Chris Kavan
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A full-length trailer would be appreciated - I still have hopes that Snyder will be able to finally giver Superman the film he deserves. I haven't been watching the development that closely, but believe me, as soon as a major trailer is released, I'll sound off.
11/19/2012
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  MikePA
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There isn't really much to judge in that teaser besides Cavill and the tone. I'm digging both of those. I ultimately like Zack Snyder as a director. I think his Dawn of the Dead remake is solid. I think Watchmen is underrated as hell. 300 is fine. And Sucker Punch is stupid, but watchable, IMO. I think Snyder and Nolan have some great things to offer with Man of Steel.
11/17/2012
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  LeeAnn M.
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I'll be watching Man of Steel, regardless of the director behing the camera. I love all the recent superhero movies.
10/04/2011
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  Bizarro
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I don't think Snyder deserves all the critique that's lobbed his way. Sure, his latest, Sucker Punch, is no Inception. But then it wasn't a complete catastrophe.

Still, there's plenty of room for improvement. Hopefully he utilizes it for The Man of Steel.

10/04/2011
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  Chris Kavan
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Brandon Routh looks the part but in just about everything I've seen him in (including his guest role in Chuck) he just doesn't have much emotional range. I can't say yet whether Henry Cavill will be a better choice or not. I'll most likely catch this - I'm hoping Snyder can indeed redeem himself.
10/03/2011
7:54 pm CT

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