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Friday, June 14, 2013

REVIEW: Man of Steel

By Bailey Casello

Said to be one of the most anticipated movies of the summer, Man of Steel, directed by Zac Snyder, was released today worldwide. I, being the lucky Wal*mart employee (only time you'll ever see that in a sentence) got to not only see it free, but go to the exclusive 7pm showing yesterday.

This will be as spoiler free as possible.

"It's not an 'S', where I'm from it means Hope."

I'm going to touch on a few things from the movie. First thing being the music. One of the biggest debates since the release of the soundtrack has been who had the better Superman soundtrack? John Williams, or Hans Zimmer? Ladies and Gentleman, I can not answer this question. The themes, dynamics, and tone of the movies were completely different, thus creating two different sounding compositions. Man of Steel was a darker movie, but the underlying theme was hope, and the music presented by Hans Zimmer reflected that perfectly. John Williams' Superman score was more of a fanfare, like most superhero movies, and because of that and his ability to project that well it was also brilliant. The music in this movie set up every scene perfectly, and it was able to not only project hope, but make you feel it as well. Bravo Hans Zimmer! (For those who haven't heard any of it here is the main theme)
Moving along to the action and effects in the movie. It was action packed, never dull, and it left me on the edge of my seat. The effects were spot on, even his flying was just superbly done. But the fighting sequences, especially the last one, was mind blowing. Seeing the true dynamics of his power was outstanding. And really that is all that needs to be said about that. The X-ray vision was really cool, and the heat vision mildly reminded me of Cyclops from X-men, but that also was really well done for effects.

The story and the movie all together were spectacular. You see Supermans struggle to blend into society, not understanding where he is from, having the human emotions, but always knowing that he is more. Henry Cavill is probably the best Superman I've seen. In the movie Lois Lane came close to death so many times I lost count, but she was great in this movie. The development of her character was minimal but done well. Throughout the movie you see flashbacks to Kal-El  growing up on earth and the relationship he had with his adoptive parents. Those were some of the most heart warming scenes and showed true development in his character. Also make sure you all pay attention during the last fight, something is thrown around that hints to possibilities for the next movies villain.

Anyways, I could probably go on and on about this movie. Either way, it was epic, and not a disappointment, so get out there and see it this weekend. Let us know what you thought of it as well!

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