29 January 2014

Super History of Superman: Man of Steel (2013)

Man of Steel certainly has its critics, but for my money it was a great movie. And regardless of one's opinions on the movie itself, it has been anointed as the foundation of the forthcoming DC cinematic universe... if such a thing ever materializes.

A perfect film it may not be, but Man of Steel did great things with the character of Jor-El and with the Kryptonian culture. The film also did a great job of humanizing Clark Kent.

Perhaps the action was a bit much, but I am not going to complain. It was nice to finally see Superman meeting his match, throwing some punches, and using his powers against Zod and company.

And I am pretty sure Superman's decision to kill will be revisited. Even though he also killed Zod in Superman II and no one cared.

The icing on the cake was the score which dared to stray from Superman's iconic theme but managed a new, heart stirring anthem in its place. Hopefully Superman's next onscreen outing will be as much a true sequel to Man of Steel and it is a step into the Justice League universe.

Check back next week for another chapter in The Super History of Superman.


  1. The 'kill' was a great set-up for further characterization of Superman within this cinematic universe - and also has a nice 'back-door' to allow Supes to clear his soul.: The fact that you can't kill a Kryptonian (and keep him dead) on Earth. Zod will be back, he's just stewing somewhere in a secret lab, most likely owned by Lex Luthor.

    That's my theory anyways.

  2. One of the superb movies I ever watched...