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Man of Steel

Comic Action Adventure Sci-Fi


 

A young man is forced to confront his secret extra-terrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded.

Alongside a torrent of CGI explosions and mayhem, the director also brings an unexpected depth and sense of melancholy to the characters in "Man of Steel". Although diminished, there is still an undercurrent of purpose even though countless skyscrapers are toppled and smashed like jenga blocks. However, the greatest disappointment is that any exhilaration from the visual splendour wears thin as action sequences become excessively prolonged and repetitive. This rusty reboot is far from super, but hope remains in the foundation of a franchise with the potential to eventually soar.

Andrew O'Dea

Wide Release 27th June 2013
143 mins