Tuesday, March 5, 2013

HENRY CAVILL: Man Of Steel EARLY Review - Henry Cavill IS Superman By: Scott Johnson on March 5, 2013 (COMIC BOOK)

As far as Henry Cavill’s performance, the reviewer states, “Henry Cavill is Superman to me now. I like his take on the character. I don’t really care necessarily how Superman/Clark Kent is in the comics. But Henry has a really good performance and brings a new Superman for the modern era. One who is powerful, strong, and inhumane in ability, yet also relatable and earns our sympathy.

Ever since Man of Steel started doing test screenings, early reviews have started leaking out. All the reviews seem to have one thing in common. They are all extremely positive. In fact, Nikki Finke of Deadline slipped in her own feedback on the Man of Steel in a post about Jack the Giant Slayer bombing. In mentioning upcoming movies, Finke referenced, “the hotly anticipated Man Of Steel which by many accounts overdelivers. (That’s the buzz following its first internal screening.)” We assume overdelivers is meant to be a good thing and that she isn’t criticizing the movie for being too good.

Another new anonymous review also recently showed up on a message board. Here are some spoiler free highlights. According to the reviewer, who professes to not being a comics fan, “The movie is good, and entertaining. I don’t think I’ll use hyperbole of calling it the best movie of the year two months in, but it’s a top five, if not top three, superhero movie.” The reviewer also adds, ” I think this is the best live action version of Superman and it does a great job of making him feel relatable.”


Dante D'Anthony said...

Did you mean inhumane or inhuman? I'm the last writer in the world to be a grammar Nazi, but either will work in the context of your article. They will, however, completely frame your review differently.

For the record, I really hope they're not handing us another "reformatted" character as tool of political propaganda. At least when they did that in the 40's he was a symbol of fighting fascism and not merely a tool of the mass media to mentally castrate men.

Karen Wasylowski said...

This is not my article, but a reprint from Comic Book, I just cut and paste. I think the movie looks fantastic and will set the next benchmark for the Superman character, after Steve Reeves and Christopher Reeve. I doubt if it's propaganda. Hollywood is about making money and that is all. The actor is about art.