My husband saw this first, and when I asked him for his review/reaction I got one word:
He was right.
This film is seriously intense, seriously well acted, seriously crafted, seriously well written, seriously awesome special effects...I think you get where I'm going with this.
I admit, I haven't seen the original Superman series films since I was my kids ages, so I spent some of the film wondering how close it was to those and if it would fly with the Superman aficionados. That last group can tell me how it measures up. Also, I didn't see the remake that came out in the past 5-10 years. It just didn't look up to par.
This film is up to par in my book.
My two fave things: the crafting of the storyline (giving us all the intense special effects and fight scenes we expect) and interweaving them with snippets of Superman's background to really drive the story forward.
Plus it just has a stellar cast!
If you were on the fence about going to see this one like I was, I say, See It!
For you old school fans, look for the Lex Corp sign on the gas tanker.
And, you don't have to stay until the end of the credits to see if there's a sneak peek or tag scene at the end. I waited. There's nothing.
But I think if it does well in the box office we'll see a sequel and I would welcome it.
What did you think of Man of Steel?