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In Theaters: Man of Steel (2013) 3.5 Stars

Man of Steel dazzles in special effects, but fizzles in plot.

Man of Steel dazzles in special effects, but fizzles in plot.

Saw Man of Steel earlier this week at Showcase Cinemas de Lux in Randolph.  Solid theater as always and it seems they have IMAX screens in all rooms regardless if the screening is actually in IMAX format.  The film itself is full of intense fighting scenes and epic moments, but the plot is too  far-fetched to feel like it could possibly happen.  Alien planet, with a skull that has super powers put into a baby and sent to Earth while the alien planet explodes, BUT the rebel aliens were sent away just before the planet’s demise and lived to chase after Kal-El, the baby.  The film is still enjoyable if you can follow the plot, and the flashbacks work very well.  Henry Cavill can play the part of Superman because he is ripped out of his mind, but is way to modest and lacks intriguing dialog to be everyone’s favorite super hero.  Russell Crowe plays his role the best, having much more screen time than Costner, and Amy Adams plays a good Lois Lane with her resilient attitude.  Not sure about everyone else, but all I think about when seeing Michael Shannon play General Zod is him as Frankie Lombardo in Kangaroo Jack (2003).  Overall the cinematography is blockbuster-like, as expected, the acting is decent, but the plot is too crazy for many.  With a 7.9 on IMDb.com and 56% on rottentomatoes.com, Fitch’s film reviews gives it 3.5 stars.

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