I haven’t been able to post Film Fridays for a long while and I had to this week – one word: Superman. I’ve been a long and faithful fan since the late Christopher Reeve donned the famous caped suit. And now after Brandon Roth here’s Henry Cavill, a British actor (who lost out to Roth at the time) picks up the baton.I’m glad the director, Zack Snyder approached the film the way he did. He took the time to lay firmer foundations about Superman’s home planet, Krypton, his parents, his adoptive parents, his Earth childhood and early adulthood. There was a new realism to the film, grittier, dirtier and bigger – like sci-fi big!
They prepare to send Kal-El away to Earth The film did not airbrush everyone and everything to perfection Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as his Earth adoptive parents I thought they both portrayed their characters very well More realism as Clark struggles to find his identity and purpose WHAT’s not to love?Of course he gets insulted many times along the way but does not retaliate in kind the same as in previous fims. He takes it out on objects instead! All the scenes between Clark and Martha Kent are very tender He’s ready to be who he really is General Zod, once Jor-El’s ally. The film neatly explains his role more effectively than just as a ‘bad guy’ bent on Superman’s destruction.She’s a very tough girl! Antje Traue as Faora, General Zod’s right hand woman We’ve never seen Lois Lane in space before The female characters have very defined stereotypical roles perhaps except for Lois, a little bit of the time. I lvoe Amy Adams for her versatility and she brought a new fragility to LoisLaurence Fishbourne as Perry White, her bossThere’s definitely chemistry! Henry Cavill was perfectly cast physically. He reminds me of Christopher Reeve in his portrayal: sensitive, tortured, principled and utterly drop dead gorgeous! And this article just makes him sound ridiculously perfect! And so the fights and destruction begins! He doesn’t wear his underpants over his tights anymore! The writers did well to weave a story that both explains the past and lays firm foundation for the future. We didn’t need another (super)hero but we need another Superman!
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