Man of Steel

(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Man of Steel

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A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
Statement of Responsibility: director, Zack Snyder ; writer, David S.Goyer, Christopher Nolan ; producers, Charles Roven ... [et al.]
Title: Man of steel
Publisher: [California] :, Warner Bros.,, [2013]
Edition: Rental ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (143 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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Report This Apr 13, 2014
  • e278 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

“Superman” 1, or less. Kids, don't be afraid, this isn't the real Superman: it is a parody: that means it is made to seem like the real thing, but actually twists pieces of the facts into something else – oh, you know, sort of like politicians talking. This was a story that became a popular serial, written by two Jews to combat Nazi propaganda and support American ideals. It was not intended as an action hero thriller to advocate violence, power-beats-anything and selfish justifications. Here are some real facts from an old “kid”, not quite “tamed” into fast-lane reality. Superman grew into his heroic role; his parents didn't send him off so that “he'll be a role model”; they sent him off to survive the cumulative errors their society had made and with the hope he could and would take his advantages and the knowledge they sent along, become a useful citizen and help avoid repeating their society's mistakes. It's a big difference, they had hope – just like your parents, not: they recognized power meant dominance. The child luckily landed in the heartland of American and was raised by common, principled, folks. Father Kent NEVER! Said or implied that hiding identity (thereby avoiding social ridicule or stigmas) was more important than saving lives. Therein are two of the twisted facts: life and living true to oneself is an ultimate priority - granted to everyone; consideration for others is a priority above selfish comforts. Superman ran away from fights, even when he was called a coward by everyone else, if fighting might endanger innocent citizens (he didn't bust up NYC and topple buildings upon people, to show he might be stronger). Superman believed and enacted the principle that intelligence would overcome power (even his super-human powers) if used for the good of all. He NEVER murdered a human, he went off to plan a better way to overcome difficult obstacles. It is a sad commentary that with all of the lofty morals embedded in this popular character the one that this movie, and current politicians, choose to learn is about the glasses: If the facts are difficult, hard to explain, unlikely to be readily accepted, then put on your glasses - “hey, I'm wearing my glasses you can't 'see' it's really me.” And sadly, it still works.

Good movie, definitely something to watch!

Report This Mar 29, 2014
  • Libraryman1_0 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A Superman film for the current generation, Man of Steel reboots the whole origin story of how Kal_el came to Earth to become it's protector Superman. The film is a much darker tone and somber. The first act deals with Clark trying to find his place in the world, and his struggle with who he is. The second act of the piece has Superman battling against criminals fromhis home planet of Krypton, namely General Zod and Faora. At times, it's extremely violent and the story is forsaken in place of destruction and action. No this isnt your Dad and Grandpa's Superman, but it's one that lets you think about the consequences of life as a superhero and the responsibilities it entails.

Report This Mar 14, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I would recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater. No falling asleep on this one!!!!!

I loved this adaptation of Superman. Henry Cavill did an outstanding job in the lead role and managed to hide his British accent well. I saw it several times in the theatre and bought it for my home collection. Well worth watching.

Report This Mar 13, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Another version of the familiar superman-I with great special effects though the animation in the destruction of NYC was a bit unrealistic. Nice entertainment.

This is a great creation of Superman. A must see.

Report This Feb 28, 2014
  • kah_chan rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I am actually bored by superhero(s) reboot ... again and again within a short 5- to 10-year frame. Aren't they too much? Still, this film is nicely done by a good director with more gravity in effects and 'flying' scene. Hopefully it leads to more later. The super villain had really stupid bad hair style, thumb down. Something cool and in please.

Report This Feb 24, 2014
  • RonNasty64 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I was wary of seeing this film, but it was very entertaining. The only thing I didn't enjoy were the fight scenes, but they were realistically portrayed. As an old Superman fan, I was surprised by the nod to George Reeves, TV's original Superman when Clark Kent first learns to fly.

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  • shiny0Galvantula rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

shiny0Galvantula thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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  • Matthew Weston rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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  • Jeffrey Weston rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

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A young man learns that he has powers beyond imagination and is from another world. So he ventures across the world to discover what his purpose is. But when a brewing evil from his homeworld invades Earth, the hero inside him must rise if he is to save the world from destruction and become the symbol for all mankind.

A baby is sent from the planet krypton to start a new life in secret. years pass by and a threat to him and his new planet arises. ZOD! he must face him and his cronies to save the world from annihilation!


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Report This Feb 03, 2014
  • kirbydude47 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Way to much violence

Report This Dec 13, 2013
  • Jeffrey Weston rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: lots of battles

Report This Dec 13, 2013
  • Jeffrey Weston rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: a lot of violence

Report This Dec 13, 2013
  • Jeffrey Weston rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: some language

Frightening or Intense Scenes: some intense action scenes.

Violence: some intense action violence.

Coarse Language: some unneeded coarse language.


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Report This Mar 14, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

Report This Mar 14, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

Report This Dec 19, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

(On his first day of work at "The Daily Planet", being introduced by Perry White) Lois Lane (with a knowing smile): "Hi. Lois Lane. Welcome to The Planet." Clark Kent (acknowledging the pun, smiling): "...Glad to be here, Lois."


Superman: " Its one of your surveillance drones." Swanwick: "that's a twelve million piece of hardware!" Superman: "Was. Stop harassing me, general. I know your trying to find out where I hang my cape. You wont." Swanwick: " then i'll ask you an obvious question, how do we know you won't one day act against Americas interests?" Superman: " I grew up in Kansas, General, I'm about as American as you can get. But superman has to be more than that. Do you understand?"

Zod: " You love these people so much? You can mourn for them!!"

Zod:" We both know how this ends Kal, either I die... or you do."

Zod: " I was bred to be a warrior, kal, trained since the moment of my birth, to master my senses. Where did you train, ON A FARM?!!!"

Zod: "Look at this, We could have built a new krypton in this squalor. But you chose the humans over us."

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