Man of Steel (2013)

2013 • 142 minutes
4.5
203 reviews
56%
Tomatometer
PG-13
Rating
Eligible
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A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. Featuring an all-star cast, Man of Steel offers up an entirely new Superman: alienated, misunderstood, but forever a beacon of hope.
4.5
203 reviews
Anthony Wilczewski
November 23, 2021
This remains my favorite solo Superman film that refreshes the lore in a new direction. I think the reason this film gets such a bad rap is because it doesn't try to emulate what was already done numerous times in the past, but rather takes a risk and tells a new kind of Superman story as it would play out in a world much like our own, where an alien must question his place and choose a side and make difficult choices and overcome impossible odds. I definitely recommend this for newcomers.
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Jonathan Cardwell
March 31, 2022
This movie was definitely more pulse pounding than I remember the big '78 film being. MoS is a well made slice of entertainment but when it was all over, it felt just overall rather meaningless. The concept of Superman was evident in its' title. His superhuman strength and out of this world powers were meant to serve as a circus of sorts. This film is trying to tap into a state of mind closer to that of Batman. It's not a regrettable watch but it's far, FAR, from being an Action Comics#1
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Jean Luc Pressoir
February 11, 2021
Clark Kent, born as Kal-El from the dying planet, Krypton sent to Earth as an infant, adopted and raised by Jonathan and Martha Kent growing up in Smallville, Kansas. Along those years learning his abilities starting heroics before becoming Superman he encountered villains rogue Kryptonian soldiers and General Zod. Man of Steel is the best first DC Extended Universe film before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. Superman is one of my favorite superheroes to look up to along with Batman, The Flash, Green Arrow, Black Lightning, Supergirl, Batwoman, Static, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Spider-Man (Miles Morales), and Black Panther.
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