I grew up with Superman so I am always interested in how things are going with him in his life and for that matter, in his movies also.
In modern times beginning in 1978 we were again introduced to Superman through a new series of four films starring Christopher Reeves. As that series slowly faded away over the next 28 some years, in 2006 a new film was released starring a new actor in the leading role of superman, Brandon Routh. This new film loosely played off the Christopher Reeves’ series somewhat as a sequel appropriately titled, “Superman Returns”.
Then in 2013 a new film was released titled “Man of Steel” which would again take us back to the beginning of Superman’s life and the destruction of the planet, Krypton. And yet another new actor would put life into our superhero, Henry Cavill and lead us through those early years once again as our man of steel is forged into the superhero we have all come to love and admire.
This film certainly does not lack for a strong cast with the likes of Russell Crowe as Jor-El; Kevin Costner as John Kent; Diane Lane as Martha Kent; Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Lawrence Fishburne as Perry White, the Daily Planet editor. It would appear that the plot had no room for the lowly photographer Jimmy Olson this time out.
As to the plot, it is basically a condensed version of the first two movies of the Christopher Reeves’ series. There are a lot of computerized graphics employed in the film but the film does have a fair amount of entertainment value. I managed to give this remake a 3-star rating. If you find yourself in the mood to catch one of our more famous superheroes in action yet again, you might want to give this one a watch.