Post by Chris Davis on Jun 25, 2013 22:23:58 GMT -6
Finally got the chance to see this movie. Although it was far from perfect, I enjoyed it. Definitely the best Superman movie I've seen, although the only one I have seen is Superman Returns and well... yeah.
Lots of great action. Too much? Yes and no. Do I think they sacrificed some character development for a lot of action? Kind of. But it was cool to look at it, nevertheless. Just a few points:
- General Zod was good, but was DEFINITELY overshadowed by Faora, I think. I kind of wanted her to be the main villain, to be honest.
- Amy Adams is a great actress and she did her job well with what she had to work with, but I do not see Lois Lane when I look at her. It's probably because I watch Erica Durance in that role for seven years, and I really loved her portrayal of the character. I think she may have been miscast. That, or the direction for her character may have been a little off. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed her character in the film... but I didn't feel Lois Lane. Maybe I will with a sequel. Nothing against Adams, she's a great actress.
- Henry Cavill IS Superman. Perfect casting there. I loved Clark's story in this film. They really showed him as a human being. A real man, with real conflict and complexity. I really loved how they portrayed him.
- I think what this movie lacked was a compelling story. I might be wrong. I'll have to rewatch the movie, but it felt like the story was only half-there. Maybe it's just me.
- Am I disappointed by the dark tone/lack of humor? Absolutely not. The most complaints I've seen about this movie are about it being too dark or not funny enough, and that outlook really confuses me. I don't know why people expected this to be funny. The way it was marketed suggested nothing of the sort. But I won't get into that.
Overall, I enjoyed the movie. It was a great origins story, and I'm looking forward to a sequel. I want to see Lex Luthor. If I'm being a total fan, I'd rate this a 4/5 stars, because I was entertained throughout the movie. If I was gonna be a critic, I'd rate it a 3.5 out of 5.
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