|Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Man of Steel|
Now, I don't mean to make it sound like it was a worthless movie. Fact of the matter is, it was more than acceptable in some parts. I think Tom Bergeron (host of ABC's Dancing with the Stars) summed it up best in a weekend tweet: "It was like 2 movies in one: First 90 minutes, pretty good. Last hour a comically overdone video game". Spot on, Tom, spot on.
The first half of the movie sets the story for who Superman is, where he came from, how he is settling into his place on Earth and so on. There's an evil villian from Krypton who comes after farm boy Clark (aka the Man of Steel) and conflict ensues. And it goes on and on.... and on. And to make matters worse than "are they ever gonna wrap this up?", the fight scenes in the 2nd half of the movie are high on CGI overload! Although Henry Cavill is very nice to look at through the entire film, his extremely handsome features start to pale by the end when the boredom starts to set in. I know! Superman should not be boring but there it is. Over the top building smashing and car flipping was losing my attention!
On the plus side, I loved Kevin Costner as Clark's Earth Dad and Amy Adams is an acceptable Lois Lane (although, her knowing all of Clark's secrets before he even becomes an employee at the Daily Planet is a transgression that I am not okay with!) I personally would have liked a little more romance and humor but that alone didn't make or break this movie. Man of Steel is definitely a foundation for more movies to come - hopefully offering a little more substance and not as much X-Box fodder.
Item: Man of Steel
Location: Rave Cinemas, Fallen Timbers, Maumee, OH
Price: @ $7.00 per adult - matinee
Worth it?: Good enough but be prepared - you will either be wowed by the excessive CGI or leave feeling "meh - could have been better." Don't say I didn't warn you.