SPOILERS: WB General Counsel Calls MAN OF STEEL Spectacular + First Full Detailed Review

SPOILERS: WB General Counsel Calls MAN OF STEEL Spectacular + First Full Detailed Review

<font color=red>SPOILERS:</font> WB General Counsel Calls MAN OF STEEL Spectacular + First Full Detailed Review

Warner Bros. General Counsel John Rogovin has seen the film, and believes it is "spectacular." Plus, the first full length, detailed review for Man of Steel has found it's way online, containing huge spoilers. Read on for more!

Warner Bros. General Counsel John Rogovin has seen the film Man of Steel and believes the film is "spectacular".
“It’s spectacular. The rights are going to be well taken care of here. The VFX were very realistic and the music was perfectly correlated to the action. You really sympathized with Clark and saw his character evolved. I will definitely bring my kids to see it. No, it didn’t seem dark at all. Just made Superman feel more like the earth’s first alien. Krypton was the epitome of science gone overboard. Lois is much stronger and heroic and an equal partner, as opposed to a damsel in distress. None of it was scary like Dark Knight or HP.”

[via comicbook.com]

The first in-depth review of Man Of Steel has found it's way online. When I say in-depth, I mean in-depth. The review below contains huge spoilers for the film and could possibly ruin the entire film for you. Thank you to CBM user Luminus for the heads up.


Managing to catch a preview for a film has never really interested me – I don’t even attend the cinema that much anyway. But then I was contacted by my local multiplex, on behalf of a nameless big studio, I thought I would be a little too busy to attend. Then I heard rumours about what the movie was called. The studio was revealed before the exclusive screening – Warner Bros wanted to give a number of us registered members of the multiplex an early bird screening of ‘Man of Steel’. This happened in Queensland.

I am a moderate Superman fan. I’ve seen all the movies, read a few comics, worn an ‘S’ t-shirt or two. The trailers for this new movie demonstrated a no-holds-barred interpretation, something we haven’t seen before – plenty of dazzling sights and action.

Beforehand I only saw two trailers for ‘Man of Steel’, including a newer one which was played before the screening. I couldn’t follow any of it. Images were too quick. But as soon as the movie started, with its long drawn out shots, I was more comfortable. The visual effects are amazing, despite how outrageous and clearly CGI they are. Superman hasn’t been done better than this.

Overall, it’s gloriously flash and fun, bold and hallucinogenic, all the while having a touch of grit, grain and gravity. What it is is seriously geeky, and was probably made to appeal to Superman fans first and foremost. This is because it takes its mythology seriously. It’s a long movie, but it’s never boring. It does return to the greatness of the first two movies. I thought this movie delivered on what I was after all along: a physical match for Superman.

I didn’t know if it the right move to reboot the whole mythology and start over again. Superman’s origins are pretty well known and been done to death. I’d rather the story just start with Superman being a reality in the world and have him go up against a monster. There really isn’t a lot you can do with the Superman character in any case besides throw unique villains at him. He’s practically invincible and so far, in the movies at least, he hasn’t needed to change too much or adapt to something new.

Although I enjoy Christopher Reeve’s interpretation of the character, I think Henry Cavill is effective as Superman in this film. I don’t think anyone can beat the quirkiness of Reeve’s Clark Kent, his total cluelessness and all as well as his charm as Superman, but Cavil manages this side of the character well – a bit dark around the edges, and deep.

Having commended the visuals, and calling it a visually dynamic Superman flick, ‘Man of Steel’ does have an unhealthy message about hiding your true abilities to keep others happy, even if it’s better in the long run. It’s different to the usual stuff I’ve noticed surrounding Superman lore, which I can only claim involves the original five movies.

The stand-out is the music which is really energetic and fun. There is a lot of magic here and there in the flying sequences. One of the greatest scenes I think is when Superman cannonballs Zod. Also, the script is really well done, explaining where Superman got the idea to be Superman and who made his costume and why. I’d say the script isn’t as thought out as the first movie, it feels like the main action is delayed when it should have happened sooner.

The most interesting scene is not dialogue-orientated, but a non-stop tracking shot of a fight between Kal-El and the bad guys. Zod’s demise is unexpectedly shocking. There’s no blood which isn’t disappointing, but the visuals sell the moment more than the acting.

The filmmakers obviously spent some money on this one – seeing as there are plenty of explosions which I tend to lean towards. There’s another story concerning the Daily Planet, but the main story concerns Superman. He’s front and centre in this film.

I’m happy to say ‘Man of Steel’ is highly commendable.

Sounds pretty good right? How do you feel about Man Of Steel ? Comment below and let us know!

Man of Steel follows the Last Son of Krypton on his epic journey to become mankind's shinning beacon of hope for a brighter future. With the beliefs and values instilled by his adoptive parents Jonathan (Kevin Costner) and Martha (Diane Lane) Kent, a young Clark (Henry Cavill) sets out to find his place in the world. But when the nefarious General Zodd (Michael Shannon) arrives on Earth, Clark will have to choose between being a normal human or Kal-el,son of Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and humanity's greatest protector and champion. Filmed in IMAX and shot in Vancouver, Chicago and Plano, Illinois, Man of Steel will be released on June 14, 2013 by Warner Bros. Directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) with a screenplay by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight) the Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins, Inception) produced feature film will surely be the summer blockbuster of 2013.

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