Breath-taking. That is the only word that most can use to describe Warner Brother’s new epic superhero film, Man of Steel. Many of us are familiar with the story of young Kal-El, the Kryptonian baby sent to Earth by his parents before the destruction of his home planet, whether it be from the old classic films, comic books, or simply general knowledge. This movie knows that the audience recognizes the story, and does not mess with the time tested origin, but does well to tweak the tale of Superman for a more modern crowd. This is a reboot, meaning it is not a sequel to previous Superman movies, but instead a reimagining of the story, and it is one hell of a reboot I’ll tell you that.
The movie begins by providing the audience with a background story on the Planet Krypton through the eyes of Jor-El, Superman’s father. For those of you who remember Jor-El from the 70′s Superman film, you will be pleasantly surprised by Russell Crowe’s badass performance as the Kryptonian scientist/rightful kin to the Man of Steel. While we are talking about badass performances, Henry Cavill does a fantastic job of reprising the role that so many other men have done well to play. To be honest, I was afraid that this young actor from “Immortals” would not live up to my lofty expectations, but he filled the red boots just as well as any of his predecessors, if not better. Cavill is able to bring raw power and presence to the role when he dons his cape, while still giving off a sense of human weakness and emotion when playing the Kansas boy Clark Kent. READ FULL MAN OF STEEL REVIEW >>