EDITORIAL: Man of Steel - Most Underrated Comic Book Movie of 2013?
In this article I will give you 5 reasons why I believe Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, is the most underrated comic book movie of 2013. Take the jump to find out what those 5 reasons are!
Hello ComicBookMovie community! So I'm going to give you five reasons why I believe Man of Steel is the most underrated comic book movie of 2013! Personally Man of Steel was my favorite comic book movie of 2013, and this article doesn't mean I think it's flawless. So now that I added that, which trolls are going to ignore, shall we begin?
5 - The Soundtrack.
Man of Steel's soundtrack is head and shoulders above all the comic book movie sountracks of 2013. From the soundtrack you hear when Superman first takes flight, to the main theme which you hear when the credits roll. The score is epic, full emotion, and everything in between. General Zod's theme acts in contrast to Superman's. Zod's seems cold, but of a man who will do anything for his mission and people, while Superman's is filled with enough hope and inspiration to move mountains.
4. The Visual Effects.
Whether you love the film or you hate it, you can't deny the visual effects weren't awesome. From Krypton to the last battle between Superman and General Zod. Everything was beautifully done visually. The way he would just rip the sound barrier was so awesome too. Not to mention most of the visual effects were done practically instead of using CGI, and yes, that includes the fight scenes. If they could use stunt work they would use it. I was actually surprised at the amount of practical effects they used for the actions scenes.
3. The action.
Finally! We're getting a Superman film, with a super fight! The action in the film is epic in every sense of the word. The fight choreography is also great, and the mixutre between CGI and practial effects makes it even better. Many people like to knock the film for it's action and destruction, but I loved it. The Kryptonian invasion felt like an actual threat to not only Earth but to Superman himself. I also love that one scene where Faora just wrecks the U.S. military. I'm probably the only one who screams "ULTRAAA COMBOOO!" Killer Instinct style when I see it.
2. The story.
I think the reason why many people didn't like Man of Steel was because they expected a comic book movie like The Dark Knight or The Avengers, and when they watched it they didn't realize they weren't just watching a comic book movie, but a full on Sci-Fi epic. Zack Snyder and David Goyer didn't shy away one bit from the Sci-Fi superhero Superman is. It's a full on sci-fi origin of Superman, and I believe that's what critic and some fans weren't expecting, even I didn't expect it.
1. Superman's Development.
Many people like to say this film doesn't have character development, but I believe it develops its most important character really well, along with the surrounding characters, but this is more importanlty about Superman. Superman gets a really great character arc that runs throughout the whole film. He goes from a child who is afraid of who he is, to a teenager that doesn't understand why this is happening to him, to someone who feels lost and is searching for answers, to someone who accepts who he is and what he is destined for. Along with the fact they make Superman have so much human emotion is really great, since while he is Krypton and an alien, he grew up around humans with human emotions. Also, when he's talking to General Swanwick, near the end, you can see that he's becoming the Superman we all know and love.
So those are the 5 reason why I think Man of Steel is the most underrated comic book movie of 2013. Do you agree with them? Do you still think this movies garbage? Let me know in the comments below!
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