Man of Steel 3D

Man of Steel 3D

Man of Steel 3D

Superman gets a cinematic reboot, directed by Zack Snyder (Watchmen) and "godfathered" by Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight). Henry Cavill (TV's The Tudors) is Clark Kent, unsure of his purpose on our planet or the extent of his powers - notions that will both be tested by the arrival of a fellow Kryptonian, the maniacal General Zod (Michael Shannon). This is the fifth Superman film after the Christopher Reeve tetralogy and Bryan Singer's Superman Returns.

With Krypton on the brink of a cataclysmic end, Jor-El (Russell Crowe) has taken steps to ensure the survival of his son Kal-El. As their planet teeters on the edge of total destruction, General Zod attempts an unsuccessful coup, during which Jor-El is killed - although he manages to send his son to Earth. Sentenced to the Phantom Zone, Zod and his cohorts survive Krypton's demise.

The adult Kent, having been raised by Ma and Pa (Kevin Costner and Diane Lane) moves from job to job, concealing his powers but drawn to helping people in need. When he discovers an alien spacecraft in the Arctic - where he first encounters reporter Lois Lane (Amy Adams) - Kent discovers his origins. This hastens Zod's arrival on Earth and with the future of Earth at stake, Clark must attempt to repel an attack by Krypton's finest general.

2013Rating: M, Science fiction violence143 minsUSA
ActionAdventure3D
48%
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Reviews & comments

CGI-fest

This film has nothing on the 1978 Superman movie starring Christopher Reeve. That film still makes me feel like I'm watching Superman and it has a sense of wonder. Man Of Steel never makes me think I'm watching Superman; it's some super powered person yes, but it isn't Superman - the suit isn't much like Superman. The movie turns into a CGI destruction-fest...

2.0
0

Flying High

Beautifully crafted popcorn fare. Henry Cavill owns the man-in-metallic-tights role. Michael Shannon rocks as the snarly bad guy who's convinced he's doing good. Amy Adams is a breath of fresh air as a journalist not so dumb as to be fooled by a pair of spectacles, and Kevin Costner manages to make sappy dad dialogue work. But sadly, high production values...

4.0
0

Delivers

I enjoyed this film, it had a great supporting cast which really gave the film some extra depth. Action was fast and plenty and at the end of the day that's what it was all about.

4.0
0

Man of Steel - Ok

It was ok, good cast. ending over the top. Too much action, not enough onthe story line. Was really looking forward to this, like most people. The big fight at the end was way over the top,especially how it ended. More story line on Clarke Kent, like the Christopher Reeves one's would of been a lot better.Mainly for people that really don't know about...

3.0
0

NotaClue-but i liked it

No clue as to what i was expecting - hadn't watched all of the previous movies in this story frame but hallaluyah i loved it - what a great action story romance twistable scenes movie - if thats a category :) it was fast paced and enjoyable but also pay attention and watch this scene or u might not undersand later - watched it the first week it came out...

4.0
0

Super-Mediocre

Ok, what the hell was that?!! I'm not that old but I have read quite a few superman comics in my days...when I wasn't studying or jumping off the garage roof like the man of steel. It didn't feel like it was true to the story. Actually it felt like someone had rolled up a few of the comics, then continued to slap me with it...below my waist! It didn't add...

3.0
0

I love the movie.

I appreciate the take on this movie - different from what we are so used to based on all the previous ones. Did I forget to say how hot Henry Cavill is? :D

5.0
0

Man of Steriods

Man of Steel (aka Superman) Freaking all action from the outset thats for sure. Reminded me a lot of 'Hancock' in the growth that MoS goes through, as this emotional "impact on the senses" embraces the choices we make define us (much like 'Spiderman' in this way). I gotta say I loved it and look forward to watcing it again, we learn and it's what we learn...

5.0
0

Rubbish. Where's the charm?

I'm a big Superman fan and have been eagerly awaiting this movie. I thought it was hugely disappointing. It as if it was directed by Michael Bay - barely nothing in the way of character or charm, huge on wanton destruction, terrible dialogue and plot holes (why doesn't Superman just take his fight elsewhere, instead his personal squabble flattens a city and...

2.0
0

You Will Believe A Man Can Fly. Again.

Tasked with the unenviable job of rebooting the Superman franchise after it's last lackluster outing in 2006's "Superman Returns", and having to follow a record setting run from counterpart Batman, in his Nolan Trilogy, the "Man Of Steel" swoops in to save it. Directed by Zack Snyder, with producing credits from Christopher and Jonathan Nolan, and a story...

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Gloomy, with little of the genuine wonderment the very name “Superman” calls to mind... less would almost surely have been more.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A bracing attempt to bring the legend back into contention that successfully separates itself from other Super-movies but misses some of their warmth and charm.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Everything [is] almost lost in the last 45 minutes, when Mr. Snyder piles on the hammering special effects, becoming yet one more director gone disappointingly amok.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This is a great, big, meaty, chewy superhero adventure, which broadly does what it sets out to do, though at excessive length.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

This film is pulled in different directions, delivering satisfactions without managing to be completely satisfying.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

There’s big, and then there’s this Superman. Although it does go over the top toward the end... mostly plays it smart by mixing its action deck-of-cards style.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It aches for more depth and warmth and humour, but this is spectacular sci-fi — huge, operatic, melodramatic, impressive. It feels the right Superman origin story for our era, and teases what would be a welcome new superfranchise.

4.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

More space opera than superhero movie… by effectively denying Superman his defining traits—his complex relationships to duty and humanity—the movie robs the character of any depth or agency.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Gloomy, with little of the genuine wonderment the very name “Superman” calls to mind... less would almost surely have been more.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A bracing attempt to bring the legend back into contention that successfully separates itself from other Super-movies but misses some of their warmth and charm.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Everything [is] almost lost in the last 45 minutes, when Mr. Snyder piles on the hammering special effects, becoming yet one more director gone disappointingly amok.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This is a great, big, meaty, chewy superhero adventure, which broadly does what it sets out to do, though at excessive length.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

This film is pulled in different directions, delivering satisfactions without managing to be completely satisfying.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

There’s big, and then there’s this Superman. Although it does go over the top toward the end... mostly plays it smart by mixing its action deck-of-cards style.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It aches for more depth and warmth and humour, but this is spectacular sci-fi — huge, operatic, melodramatic, impressive. It feels the right Superman origin story for our era, and teases what would be a welcome new superfranchise.

4.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

More space opera than superhero movie… by effectively denying Superman his defining traits—his complex relationships to duty and humanity—the movie robs the character of any depth or agency.

0

CGI-fest

This film has nothing on the 1978 Superman movie starring Christopher Reeve. That film still makes me feel like I'm watching Superman and it has a sense of wonder. Man Of Steel never makes me think I'm watching Superman; it's some super powered person yes, but it isn't Superman - the suit isn't much like Superman. The movie turns into a CGI...

2.0
0

Flying High

Beautifully crafted popcorn fare. Henry Cavill owns the man-in-metallic-tights role. Michael Shannon rocks as the snarly bad guy who's convinced he's doing good. Amy Adams is a breath of fresh air as a journalist not so dumb as to be fooled by a pair of spectacles, and Kevin Costner manages to make sappy dad dialogue work. But sadly, high production...

4.0
0

Delivers

I enjoyed this film, it had a great supporting cast which really gave the film some extra depth. Action was fast and plenty and at the end of the day that's what it was all about.

4.0
0

Man of Steel - Ok

It was ok, good cast. ending over the top. Too much action, not enough onthe story line. Was really looking forward to this, like most people. The big fight at the end was way over the top,especially how it ended. More story line on Clarke Kent, like the Christopher Reeves one's would of been a lot better.Mainly for people that really don't know about...

3.0
0

NotaClue-but i liked it

No clue as to what i was expecting - hadn't watched all of the previous movies in this story frame but hallaluyah i loved it - what a great action story romance twistable scenes movie - if thats a category :) it was fast paced and enjoyable but also pay attention and watch this scene or u might not undersand later - watched it the first week it came out...

4.0
0

Super-Mediocre

Ok, what the hell was that?!! I'm not that old but I have read quite a few superman comics in my days...when I wasn't studying or jumping off the garage roof like the man of steel. It didn't feel like it was true to the story. Actually it felt like someone had rolled up a few of the comics, then continued to slap me with it...below my waist! It didn't add...

3.0
0

I love the movie.

I appreciate the take on this movie - different from what we are so used to based on all the previous ones. Did I forget to say how hot Henry Cavill is? :D

5.0
0

Man of Steriods

Man of Steel (aka Superman) Freaking all action from the outset thats for sure. Reminded me a lot of 'Hancock' in the growth that MoS goes through, as this emotional "impact on the senses" embraces the choices we make define us (much like 'Spiderman' in this way). I gotta say I loved it and look forward to watcing it again, we learn and it's what we learn...

5.0
0

Rubbish. Where's the charm?

I'm a big Superman fan and have been eagerly awaiting this movie. I thought it was hugely disappointing. It as if it was directed by Michael Bay - barely nothing in the way of character or charm, huge on wanton destruction, terrible dialogue and plot holes (why doesn't Superman just take his fight elsewhere, instead his personal squabble flattens a city...

2.0
0

You Will Believe A Man Can Fly. Again.

Tasked with the unenviable job of rebooting the Superman franchise after it's last lackluster outing in 2006's "Superman Returns", and having to follow a record setting run from counterpart Batman, in his Nolan Trilogy, the "Man Of Steel" swoops in to save it. Directed by Zack Snyder, with producing credits from Christopher and Jonathan Nolan, and a...

5.0
0