Movie Review: MAN OF STEEL (2013)

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  MOVIE POSTERMAN OF STEEL, 2013
Movie Reviews

Director: Zack Snyder

Stars: Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon

Review by Joshua Starnes

SYNOPSIS:

An alien infant is raised on Earth, and grows up with superhuman abilities. He sets out to use these abilities to guard his adopted world.

REVIEW:

Superman may be the most difficult of all the iconic superheroes to tell stories about. He is so powerful he defies the ability to fall into peril or crisis; he is so upstanding he defies the likelihood of meeting challenges with the darker sides of human nature. He defies all of the usual milestones storytellers use for creating conflict and drama.

Because of that many writers are unsure of what to do with him — do they play him straight, risking making him humorless and dull, or do they mock how straight…

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