ENG2101 18 November 2013 Review Essay Man of Steel I was never a big fan of the Superman films while growing up, but all that changed after I saw the film “Man of Steel” directed by Zack Snyder. The film came out in 2013 and it was produced by Christopher Nolan. Nolan also directed the Dark Knight Trilogy which in my opinion he made the Man of Steel film a hit. The film’s main stars are Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Michael Shannon (General Zod), and other less significant members. Much like the other Superman films, the film retells Superman or Kal-El life from he beginning.
The film opens up in Krypton, which is Kal-El home planet. You are instantly navigated through the planet and experience how Superman ends up on Earth. Snyder takes you on several flashback in film describing how Superman came to Earth, how he develops his powers, the challenges he goes through facing society, and how he becomes the man he is presently. The main antagonist General Zod comes to earth looking for superman and threatens to destroy earth. The rest of the film is Superman trying to stop General Zod and attempting to save the world.
The director did an amazing Job transforming a comic book hero onto the big screen. Snyder did not miss a single detail when making Superman realistic as possible. During the film you see all of Superman’s powers, from his supernatural strength, godly speed, and ability to fly. Mt favorite part of the film was the fight scenes. The fght scene are Jaw breaking and intense. If you grew up watching Superman cartoons you know how amazing the fghts and how action packed they can be. The film did not disappoint in this category. Not only did Snyder show off
Superman’ strength, but he also did an incredible Job explaining his weakness, the Kryptonite. Overall I was high impressed with the film. I was skeptical at first when I heard Zack Snyder was going to direct the film and whether or not he could make the film a hit. The film perfectly retells the story of Superman past and how he became the “Superman” hero. Snyder brilliantly took out the comic book hero and turned him into real life onto the big screens. If you enjoy comic based or science fiction films I would highly recommend this film. By frostyl 021