Man of Steel
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A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. -- (C) Warner Bros

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Christliness has always been an element of the Superman myth. But this film's near literal insistence upon it becomes absurd since director Zack Snyder and screenwriter David S. Goyer don't dramatize the analogy, they presume it."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"There's plenty to like in Snyder's hectic, rowdy film. But by the time we reach the bludgeoning excesses of the last half-hour it's hard to shake the sense that this was an opportunity at least partially missed."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"...while it doesn't achieve the brilliance of the modern Batman franchise, and while it certainly has a few flaws... the action is undeniably well-done and there are still good character bits throughout."
‑ Mark Hughes, Forbes
"Despite its excessive running time, and slightly meandering narrative, Man of Steel has definitely earned its place amongst recent comic-book adaptations, standing tall in the DC / Marvel cinematic universe."
‑ Raam Tarat, Future Movies UK
"Action scenes shouldn't be dull, especially large-scale ones devastating half of a city, but that's exactly what threatens to happen here."
‑ Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects
"The movie consists of endless declamation, endless violence."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"Cavill broods handsomely as Superman, but this reboot skimps on fun and romance."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"A robotic exercise in moviemaking that will no doubt satisfy the requirements of millions of distracted moviegoers who no longer require absolute engagement to be entertained-and who might, in fact, prefer exactly that."
‑ Richard Knight, Windy City Times
"Like the man with a hammer to whom every problem looks like a nail, to Nolan and Goyer, every superhero universe apparently looks like Gotham City."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"[Zach] Snyder who made his mark with the film 300 can manipulate images but fails to bring them to life."
‑ Mark R. Leeper, Mark Leeper's Reviews
"There's very little humor or joy in this Superman story."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard
"The movie delivers on the promise of its title and then some."
‑ Matt Zoller Seitz, Chicago Sun-Times
"A gritty, realistic story shot by a director whose instincts constantly push him away from grit and realism, and into flash and fantasy."
‑ Matt Singer, The Dissolve
"Action-packed, briskly-paced and featuring a stellar cast, Man of Steel is the best Superman film since the 1978 original and proves DC can match Marvel in the massive scale department."
‑ Jim Vejvoda, IGN Movies
"A definite step-up from the last attempt to revive this character, but there's something still missing from this origin story. Other franchise builders have done more with less, but here that isn't for lack of trying."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
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