6/15/2013 Man of Steel

I went to Man of Steel with Alyssa and made a large popcorn my supper for the night.


Epic prologue: The planet Krypton is about to implode so Jor-El and Lara send their infant son off in a spaceship. General Zod, rebellion leader, kills Jor-El and threatens Lara that he will kill her son too. The government catches Zod and his followers and sends them to the Phantom Zone. Cut to Earth, present day: Clark Kent is a drifter. I don’t know where they are exactly, but I want to say Alaska because Clark works on some version of “Deadliest Catch” for a while. Then the army and Lois Lane investigate something super old, deep under the ice. It’s a spaceship that was designed by Jor-El. Through the ship, Jor-El can communicate with his son and let him know his history. Zod and his followers have been tracking anything from Krypton, so when Clark activates the ship, Zod comes to Earth, demanding Clark.

There weren’t the usual comedy bits that seem standard in today’s superhero movies. I missed that. It’s a heavy movie and I like to keep things lighter than “the Kryptonians are going to destroy us all, run for your life!” I guess it was funny at the very end so it wasn’t lacking all comedy.

The movie had quite a bit of product placement. When you have a craving for Ihop or a sudden desire to shop at Sears, blame this movie. There was a Lexcorp logo so that screamed sequel.

Maybe I heard too much about the movie before. Erin told me how she heard Giselle, from “Enchanted,” screaming in pain instead of Lois Lane, so I heard that too and laughed a little (at an inappropriate time).

Visually , this movie is amazing. There were times I questioned the close ups of a coffee pot or a doorknob but overall, it’s beautiful.

I feel I am being very critical of this movie but I wanted it to be so good because I love “Smallville,” the TV show. The Kents are great, though, they’re one of my favorite parts of the series and the movie.

My coworkers don’t like Superman in general. They say he is indestructible and not relatable and other things that I can’t remember. I like him and it took me a bit but I figured out why: He is an outsider, a loner, and I can relate to that.

I’m giving this a B- because it lacks the humor I so love, 13.


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