Thursday, April 18, 2024

Man of Steel: Now Playing at Coronado Village Theatre

Action movie legends Zack Snyder, Christopher Nolan, and David S. Goyer teamed up for the latest Superman movie. Man of Steel, playing this week at Village Theatre, is the newest superhero film this summer.

The planet Krypton is soon to be destroyed and scientist Jor-El sends his only son to Earth in an attempt to save his life, as well as to continue the race after the apocalypse. The flick presents the story of Jor-El’s son, his new name Clark Kent, as he struggles with growing up on Earth while having to hide his extraterrestrial abilities. His situation complicates when General Zod, of Krypton, locates Clark and presents a fatal threat to humans’ survival. It becomes Superman’s job to defeat Zod and save the Earth to ensure the people’s survival.

Though the premise shows potential, the overall feel of the movie is particularly unconvincing. Sub-par acting grouped with an under-developed plot and unbelievable characters, Man of Steel fails to deliver the exciting superhero film fans were expecting. Although the film does include some amusing fight scenes, there were so many of them it was almost tiresome to watch.

That being said, the special effects used in the film are of impressive quality, truly reflective of the $225 million budget and the genius of Snyder and Nolan.

Goyer had a great idea when writing Man of Steel, it was his poor execution and development of the plot that gave the film a too-corny feel. However, this is Superman, after all, and perhaps some corniness is necessary to portray the classic superhero.

Director: Zack Snyder

Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon

Running time: 143 minutes

Rated PG-13 for for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some language


Dani Fernandez

Staff Writer Intern

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