Man of Steel
Man of Steel (2013)
A young boy (Henry Cavill) 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.
After the release of the debacle of that was Superman Returns (2006), Man of Steel set a new record for a June opening with $116.6 million at the box office.
Quite honestly, our expectations were quite high on MOS . Due to the fact that DC Comics outside of The Dark Knight were getting their collective behinds handed to them by Marvel/Disney on a consistent basis.
Since 1938, the legacy of Superman has been a worldwide phenomenon. The challenge of late has been how to reengage the movie going public to buy in once again.
They started from his origin with an Gladiator of a father in Russell Crowe, built a strong understanding of Kal-El’s necessary escape from world shattering circumstances, made him human then eventually made him, Supeman.
Add the enormous visual spectacle and anticipation, and you now have a successful re-booted franchise to work with going forward.
Man of Steel definitely lives up to the hype and is a must see.
Get ready for a Justice League film in the near future to compete with The Avengers.
Superman:The Movie (1978)
The planet Krypton is doomed. Only one man, Jor-El (Marlon Brando), knows it, and rockets his infant son (Christopher Reeve) to refuge on a distant world called Earth.
As Jor-El's son grows to manhood, he learns he possesses super-powers he must hide from the ordinary mortals around him.
He grows up to be a perfectly normal newspaper reporter named Clark Kent. At least, he appears perfectly normal, until he transforms into Superman saving the day.
When the evil Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) plans to take over the world, Superman is the only one who can stop him.
Even with the success of Man of Steel, Superman:The Movie is clearly the superior to all the rest.
For a film that is 35 years old, if it came out today, it would still be a massive hit. It truly made us believe, a man could fly.
Pick it up on Blu-ray or on watch on Netflix of Hulu Plus.