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Man of Steel Review

by Milcah Lukhanyu
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Is Man of Steel true to Superman?

I was surprised that Man of Steel had nothing like a Fortress of Solitude. Instead, it had an ancient Kryptonian ship buried in the ice which Clark brings back up and running with the help of a hologram of Jor-El. To my understanding, the ship was not of Jor-El’s design and not catered to helping his son understand who he was or contain information tailored to his son, it just happened to be there as a remnant of Krypton’s colonization program. The technology used to create both the under-armor of Kal-El’s suit and the technology used to activate the ship was both compatible with the technology created by the Kryptonians 20,000 years ago. So I ask, do you mean that Kryptonian technology has not evolved in all those years? Is it hard to believe in technology which may reach an apex and then never develop significantly beyond that point?

Man of Steel has a greater fixation of the doomed planet than any Superman film before it, but at the same time, it’s a very different Krypton from any we’ve seen before. Krypton was frequently portrayed as a vast, technologically advanced world filled with wonders both mechanical and monstrous. In execution, however, the look of the planet is far from what we are accustomed in the comic books and previous movies. Gone is the colorful sheen of those comics, replaced with a largely grey and orange color palette that owes more of a debt to recent blockbusters such as Lord of the Rings and John Carter.

Man of Steel throws out the sunny spirit, clever charm and wacky humor of the Christopher Reeve starred 1970s and 1980s films. It brings the character in line with the recent fashion for gritty, brutal, rather glum tales of superhuman loners struggling to defend a world that doesn’t appreciate their pain or sacrifices. Though we see the transition of a young Clark Kent into manhood, and as a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

In summary, this is a super hero movie that even Marvel fans will appreciate as it’s giving a whole new level to a classic story, turning the most beloved hero in an actual hero and mixing a great graphic novel specialist with great digital artists to give you a full action packed movie that makes a good foundations for sequels. Other movies comparable to this I would say are Iron Man 3, Star Trek into Darkness and The Dark Knight Rises. How many stars you ask, well i give it 7.8 out of 10.

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