A sexy new Superman is born in Henry Cavill’s remarkable portrayal of the iconic role of the Man of Steel, made famous by the late Christopher Reeves. Viewers can’t help but gasp at the uncanny resemblance Cavill has to Christopher Reeves. In the reboot, produced by Christopher Nolan, director of the Dark Knight series, and directed by Zack Snyder, whose filmed blockbuster pictures such as: 300 and Watchmen, we follow the new version of Clark Kent’s life, from his parents, portrayed by Academy Award Winner, Kevin Costner, and Academy Award Nominee, Diane Lane, dealing with the discover of Clark from a spaceship to his bullied childhood, and learning to conceal his extraordinary power.
The script, written by David S. Goyer, also develops a story into Clark Kent as a young adult, changing his identity and job hopping to keep his gift a secret, but no matter where he goes, danger follows him, leading him into sneaky reporter, Lois Lane, portrayed by Academy Award Nominee, Amy Adams, known for her comedic roles in Wedding Crashers and Enchanted. Adams’s portrayal of Lois Lane is less corky and feisty than the Margot Kidder portrayal but the Wedding Crashers actress still gives an exceptional performance. Russell Crowe, Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Shannon help round out the superstar cast. (Sidebar: Ladies, in case you aren’t into action flicks, the Man of Steel’s muscle-rippling bodysuit will be enough to win you over.)
The plot thickens as Shannon’s character, General Zod, Kryptonian leader, makes plans to take over Earth and destroy mankind, killing anything that steps in his path…including the Man of Steel, himself. I rate this film 4/5 BLAZE STARS. The film does lacks comedic elements, making it a bit too serious at times. However, its undertone of humor can be looked over by the nonstop explosions, fight scenes, and the oh so hot Henry Cavill!