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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
[videorecording]
Publisher: [California] : Warner Bros., [2013]
Edition: Rental ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (143 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Credits: Director, Zack Snyder.
Performers: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne.
Summary: 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.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13
System Details: DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0; dual layer
DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0; dual layer
DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0; dual layer
DVD
Subject Headings: Superman (Fictitious character) Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Superhero films
Action and adventure films
Science fiction films
Topical Term: Superman (Fictitious character)
Publisher No: 1000297871
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE M
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Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon


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Aug 10, 2014
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

very good

Aug 07, 2014
  • red_ant_576 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you are a fan of superman this is a movie for you, it does a good job of captivating the essence of his childhood and his struggles as an adult.

Aug 02, 2014
  • cwant rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Ugh, go see the Christopher Reeves movies instead.

After a fairly long sequence about the baby being sent to Earth from Krypton, this movie went into an interesting segment about a misunderstood boy and confused young man. If it had continued on this vein it would have held my interest. Instead this movie deteriorated into a shoot em up, typical "action" flick. Boring in the extreme.

Jul 13, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Restarting the franchise once again.

pretty good better than i expected.

Jun 18, 2014
  • POLITICSOWNSUS rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This latest,and totally unnecessary remake of Superman,was very shockingly sleep inducing.That's right!!!!!!! I fell asleep during an actual action set piece ladies and gentlemen.This is something i have never,ever done before during none of the previous Superman movies i saw at all,even the extremely bad ones period.The slave only roles in this one were played by Laurence Fishburne and Harry Lennix.At least they did a good job as usual in their slave roles though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 16, 2014
  • krisjin7 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

e278, what are you talking about? From you're comment I can't tell if you are pro the idealist superman and critiquing this movie because it doesn't measure up or anti-Superman in general? I loved the movie. Four stars!

Apr 24, 2014
  • hania4987 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

wow ... even great special effects can't make up for a bad story. What a waste of some good actors!

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.

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Jan 29, 2014
  • shiny0Galvantula rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

shiny0Galvantula thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Dec 14, 2013
  • Matthew Weston rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Dec 13, 2013
  • 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.

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

Violence: Way to much violence

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

Frightening or Intense Scenes: lots of battles

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

Violence: a lot of violence

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

Coarse Language: some language

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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

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

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."

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