Man of Steel (2013) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Gareth Rhodes Film Reviews

Man of Steel (2013) Directed by Zack Snyder. With Henry Cavill, Amy Adams,Michael Shannon and Russell Crowe.

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Throughout a decade of comic book movie boom, the biggest surprise, by way of his lack of prominence, has been the character of Superman. In 2006 Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns was supposed to herald the dawn of a new era for the much-loved character and although his elegant film was welcomed by critics, it failed to meet studio expectations in terms of box office and has since been consigned to the proverbial ‘Phantom Zone’ of false starts. Enter the fray Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer on writing duties – fresh from their hugely successful work on the Dark Knight trilogy – to once again attempt to revive the big jewel in the comic-book crown.

The first thing to note is that we’re in reboot mode. With director Zack Snyder in the…

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