Monday, 2 December 2013

DVD REVIEW: Man of Steel - Henry Cavill, Diane Lane, - Warner Home Video

Release Date: 02/12/13
Publisher:  Warner Home Video


Zack Snyder directs this action adventure feature, produced by Christopher Nolan and based on the DC Comics hero. After being sent to Earth by his parents to prevent him from dying in the destruction of his home planet Krypton, an infant boy is taken in by Kansas farmer Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner) and his wife Martha (Diane Lane), who name the child Clark. Growing up Clark (Cooper Timberline/Dylan Sprayberry) begins to discover the true potential of the superpowers he possesses but with this comes a sense of responsibility. In his 20s Clark (Henry Cavill) gets a job as a newspaper reporter at 'The Daily Planet' where he meets and later becomes romantically involved with colleague Lois Lane (Amy Adams). When an evil force threatens the Earth and its inhabitants, Clark resumes his true identity as a superhero and fights to save the planet. Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe and Laurence Fishburne co-star.


OK, I didn’t get chance to catch this title at the pictures, however when I first saw that the novelisation was being published by Titan I ordered that. And to be honest I was disappointed with it, so I really didn’t hold up great hopes for the film, and boy was I wrong.

What happens within this title is the regeneration of a hero for the modern viewer, gone in the surety of earlier Superman’s, he questions himself and his abilities with the death of a loved one challenging his every choice. Its well written, the casting working beautifully (although for me Terence Stamp will always be Zod) with an imaginative script bringing solid dialogue alongside character interaction.

Add to this flashbacks of Clark’s Childhood and all round it helped form a better picture for this new incarnation whose common sense and hard choices make him a new breed of hero for movie fans. Great stuff.

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