The new Superman movie, Man of Steel, was released over the weekend. Starring Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman/Kal-El it details the origins of his character and the first time Superman is unleashed on the public. The movie is directed by Zach Snyder, written by David S. Goyer, and produced by Christopher Nolan.
My quick, spoiler free assessment: It’s flawed. The movie does have a few good things going for it. It’s worth the price of admission for the action scenes — which I’d rank as probably the best superhero action ever put on film. Snyder really captures the scope of what has been depicted in comic books for the past 70 some-odd years. That said, there’s a lot of missteps in how they handled the Superman character and the particular story of this movie.
Full, spoiler-filled review below.