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A serious ass-kicking Man Of Steel was what my cousin Michelle, her hubby Jon, my boyfriend and myself watched last Sunday at the movie house. I have never seen a trailer of the movie and didn't read articles about it so I had no idea how the new Superman looked like. So when Henry Cavill is on the big screen, it took a few minutes for me to realize that he was Clark Kent. He's got a mustache, no eyeglasses and doesn't even work as a journalist in Daily Planet. It was definitely not the conventional Superman movie. But yeah, they chose another gorgeous actor to play for the part. Henry Cavill did a great job to say the least.
Then Lois Lane (Amy Adams) showed up - she's surprisingly smart and brave. I like this new Lois Lane but I'm quite disappointed with not finding the romantic spark between her and our superhero. Sigh. And there was a part in the movie that Clark revealed about the "S" symbol not exactly defined as what we always have in mind. He said it meant HOPE in Krypton.
The flashbacks in the movie showed young Clark trying so hard to blend in with the human race with the help of his earth parents: Jonathan (Kevin Costner) and Martha (Diane Lane). But even as a child, Clark always knew that he's different. There a lot of defining moments between Clark and Jonathan. A son who tries so hard to hide his real identity because his Dad doesn't want the world to know for the fear of losing his son from the real parents or won't be accepted by the human race.That was always his father's request until the tragic moment that Clark wasn't able to save him even though he's got super powers.
So off he went to find out who he truly was. He found the ship that his father built and was able to connect with his real father - Jor-El (Russell Crowe). Not in flesh since Jor-El was killed by General Zod Michael Shannon) in the beginning of the movie. He found out why he was put in a travel capsule by his real parents and that his world Krypton doesn't exist anymore. Later, he would realize that as soon as he find out his real identity, it would be also be the way for the villain General Zod and his soldiers to track him.on Earth. Then the disastrous fight begins. And more exhausting fights. Actually too much fighting to the point that you would want to ask yourself if Superman would still be able to defeat his Super enemy. LOL!
There were a lot unexpected twists in the movie. The editor-in-chief was so serious, no Lex Luthor and here's the controversial twist - Superman no longer wore the RED brief anymore! :D But the suit does look fantastic. I guess I'm just used to the suit with the RED brief on. LOL!
Yet, the movie is awesome. Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan deserve a round of applause for showcasing a different kind of Superman. But just like what my friend said, "the redeeming scene for me was at the end when he wore his signature glasses". He is so right!