Man of Steel

DVD - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Man of Steel
A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. 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.

Publisher: [California] : Warner Bros., [2013]
Edition: Rental ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (143 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Feb 14, 2015
  • peasworth rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I dont think it is fair to comment on a movie unless it is watch entirely. So that is what I managed to do... just barely.
This movie is so bad. It has none of the charm and chemistry of the original Superman series. And the action scenes are like watching someone else play a video game you really dont like. And the whole time the lines are spoken so pompously and yet they contain absolutely no content.
This is the worst superhero movie Ive ever seen.
This is a genuine stinker.

Dec 16, 2014
  • Dash_Riprock rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

For starters - It absolutely made me cringe when once Superman had finally finished off the bads guys (and the bad girls), he proudly turned to Col. Hardy and smugly boasted "I'm as American as you can get." (Oh? Really!? Spare me!)

And, since Superman considers himself to be "as-American-as-you-can-get", does that mean that if the USA went to war against another nation on this planet he'd be right there on the battlefield with the American troops ready to royally kick the enemy's ass?

So - How's this for a fitting ending to this film's story? - After single-handedly saving all us Earthlings from total annihilation, Superman (aka. Clark Kent) is so graciously rewarded for his brave deeds by being given the crummy, ass-kissing job of being a newspaper reporter for the Daily Planet.

It really annoyed me that in Man Of Steel, Superman wasn't a crime-fighter, at all. On the contrary, all of the devastating troubles that he dealt with in this story were all brought to this planet on account of him being who he was.

All-in-all - Man Of Steel was nothing but pure superhero junk food for superhero junkies who're more than willing to swallow anything that Hollywood sees fit to dish out to them, even if it's something that's completely void of any fresh, new ideas.

I thought it was typical movie-making hypocrisy that the existence of "god" was clearly dispelled, and, yet, the very presence of Superman was promoted as being the literal "Coming of Christ".

And, finally - I totally resented it that this $225 million production was used as a blatant advertising ploy to plug the likes of Sears and 7/Eleven.... (All for truth, justice and the American way, right?)

Dec 04, 2014
  • marx_bro rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

An OK S.M. film. The fist-fights with General Zod got a little tiring but the price was right for a look-see.

Nov 10, 2014
  • 0cho rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

First off, this movie is not a remake, it’s a totally different story, no Lex Luther. Second, it’s all visual. The story is very weak with some big holes, but having said that, it’s a very well done movie. The sci-fi ideas and visuals are excellent. There is zero comedic relief, no stupid characters or wise cracks, much better than Ironman, batman etc…The last 30 minutes is quite long but still a very good action movie.

Oct 02, 2014
  • POLITICSOWNSUS rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This latest,and totally unnecessary remake of Superman,was very shockingly sleep inducing.That's right!!!!!!! I fell asleep during an actual action set piece ladies and gentlemen.This is something i have never,ever done before during none of the previous Superman movies i saw at all,even the extremely bad ones period.The slave only roles in this one were played by Laurence Fishburne and Harry Lennix.At least they did a good job as usual in their slave roles though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aug 10, 2014
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

very good

Aug 07, 2014
  • red_ant_576 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you are a fan of superman this is a movie for you, it does a good job of captivating the essence of his childhood and his struggles as an adult.

Aug 02, 2014
  • cwant rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Ugh, go see the Christopher Reeves movies instead.

Jul 26, 2014

After a fairly long sequence about the baby being sent to Earth from Krypton, this movie went into an interesting segment about a misunderstood boy and confused young man. If it had continued on this vein it would have held my interest. Instead this movie deteriorated into a shoot em up, typical "action" flick. Boring in the extreme.

Jul 13, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Restarting the franchise once again.

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Jan 29, 2014
  • shiny0Galvantula rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Dec 14, 2013
  • Matthew Weston rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Dec 13, 2013
  • Jeffrey Weston rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

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Nov 07, 2013

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Feb 03, 2014
  • kirbydude47 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Way to much violence

Dec 13, 2013
  • Jeffrey Weston rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: lots of battles

Dec 13, 2013
  • Jeffrey Weston rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: a lot of violence

Dec 13, 2013
  • Jeffrey Weston rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: some language


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Mar 14, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

Mar 14, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

Dec 19, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

(On his first day of work at "The Daily Planet", being introduced by Perry White) Lois Lane (with a knowing smile): "Hi. Lois Lane. Welcome to The Planet." Clark Kent (acknowledging the pun, smiling): "...Glad to be here, Lois."


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Jan 24, 2014

A young man learns that he has powers beyond imagination and is from another world. So he ventures across the world to discover what his purpose is. But when a brewing evil from his homeworld invades Earth, the hero inside him must rise if he is to save the world from destruction and become the symbol for all mankind.

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