J&J Movie Review- ‘Man of Steel’

Man of Steel (Superman)The Arts and Entertainment Magazine has asked us to take a look at the latest flick in a series of Superhero films to deluge the silver screen. This weekend we took in Man of Steel, the latest film released in this genre.

The film, released by Warner Brothers, is sure to rake in millions of dollars at the box office. Its cast consist of many famous actors that are well know in both cinema and television. These include Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Michael Shannon (General Zod), Diane Lane (Clark Kent’s mother), Russell Crowe ( Jor-El), Christopher Meloni ( of Law & Order :SVU) , Kevin Costner ( Clark’s father), and Laurence Fishburne ( of Matrix fame).

Man of Steel logoThe film holds together better than past Superman films, and has a better insight into the origin of the title character. Past films seem almost like comedies compared to this latest version. Our future hope is that this will be the beginning of a series of movies that will eventually introduce new villains that previous movies made parodies of. Special effects and animation were superb.

Henry Cavill played a really believable role as Superman, and his good looks assimilated those of the late Christopher Reeve. Russell Crowe added his acting expertise to the production, and Diane Lane filled the role of a  Martha Kent, nicely.

We caught the movie at noon on Saturday, and of course the house was packed with kids. Many of the adults, surprisingly, sported Superman T-shirts. We viewed the film in the Regal Cinema, in Manassas ,Virginia, as it is becoming one of our favorite haunts. We mentioned this location in the last issue, when we reviewed Iron Man and Star Trek. Afterwards we decided to chat about the movie at Hooter’s, in Chantilly.

We both rate this movie as a ‘Must See’, and urge superhero fans to pick up a copy of the DVD for their collections.

TAEM’s J&J

Joe O'Donnell, Jr.

Joe O’Donnell, Jr.

Joseph O’Donnell