There is no arguing it – Man of Steel is a HUGE movie. The action scenes are well shot and intense and the casting is strong and the characters well played. The plot, while not stellar, is certainly strong enough the carry a movie of this type.
So why did I find myself so bored. I found myself feeling just like I did while I was watching the most recent Spiderman movie. And it hit me — I am not ready for a remake of these movies. Both Spiderman and Man of Steel are retelling of the “origins” movies that had been done in the 80s (I think). I am in my early 40s and I still remember the originals well. I find it somewhat interesting to compare Marlon Brandon to Russell Crowe, Henri Cavill to Christopher Reeves and Toby McGuire to what’s his name in the new one. That said, I need more than that in an action movie – I like to be surprised and curious about what will happen (not just how they will do it).
I don’t need or want re-imagining or restart – I want the story to continue.