In my mind, Christopher Nolan can do no wrong, the man has yet to make a bad movie, and his Dark Knight trilogy re-invented the superhero genre again. David Goyer has written a ton of amazing movies, and has written some of my favourite comics.
Zach Snyder…he has made movies I have enjoyed looking at, and creates the best movie trailers on the planet…but has yet to execute on a good movie.
So with that in mind, my hopes for The Man of Steel were earthbound. When I saw that it was 2 hours and 30 minutes long…sigh. Before it was released though, I was defending the movie, saying that our memories of the 1978 “classic” are clouded by the mists of time. Having just watched it again recently…that movie just isn’t that good when exposed to the cold hard light of 2013.
Unfortunately my already low hopes were dashed, and I nearly walked out of the theatre on three separate occasions, and there is no way in hell I will be taking my kids to this flick any time soon.
The movie was commercially successful, but unfortunately the Superman story…domed planet, desperate scientists, last hope, kindly couple…that story was missed.