Angst Queen Extraordinaire (nekare) wrote,
Angst Queen Extraordinaire

Henry Cavill with that beard was to die for though. I may need a moment, god.

So, I went to see Man of Steel. It was good, but it was also... weird? As a sci-fi movie, it was interesting and well-shot. As a superhero movie - eh, it lacked warmth, and more Lois Lane badassery because while she was badass all right, Lois is a force of nature, and Amy Adams is a tad too sweet an actress.

Anyway, they went so artsy with their slow-mo hipster shots of grass and laundry moving with the wind and close-crops of faces and grainy shaky camera effects that they distanced themselves too much from the superhero theme. I get what they were trying to do, and it would've worked in any other movie, but they could've used that energy instead to, you know, actually give the characters a personality. Clark's personality was practically non-existant, which is sad. And, the whole 'oh, the midwest, heart and pride of the US and all things wholesome' message was a bit heavyhanded. Or, you know, a lot.

Also, it seems like we're far enough from 9/11 that movies feel comforable with levelling entire cities again? Or maybe it was because nobody minds when it's fake Metropolis?

Anyway, I really liked the ending, felt the most Supes to me. Then again, I'm not really a huge DC fan, I'm not super knowledgeable about the comics and my favorite Superman comic is Superman: Secret Identity, which is a Clark-who-is-not-our-Clark story (and is absolutely brilliant, btw), SO.

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