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Man Of Steel Review

Man Of Steel  Rating: 3/5

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Man Of Steel Movie Review


Ratings:3/5  Review By:  Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN (IBNLive)

Man of Steel leans more towards Nolan’s angsty Dark Knight movies than Marvel’s playful Avengers. Yet it doesn’t have the great ideas of that Batman trilogy. What it does have – despite all its shortcomings – is genuine awe and wonder in the bits where Superman takes flight. For those portions, for the charming new leading man, and some solid special effects, it’s worth a watch.I’m going with three out of five for Man of Steel. A little fun, a little lightness couldn’t have hurt.

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Ratings:4/5  Review By:  Gavin Rasquinha Site:Times Of India

Superman has always been the quintessential clean-cut superhero, the sincere saviour of the day. While that essence remains, he now gets a decidedly darker, introspective and brutal edge under the Nolan-Snyder aegis. While the dialogues might be devoid of the cheeky one-liners that pepper other superhero films we’ve seen of late, it blindsides everything with sheer enormity of scale.This is a Superman film for today’s audience. A hugely impressive and entertaining story of arguably the most powerful character in the superhero pantheon (and also one of the biggest pop culture icons), it’s clear that the Man of Steel is here to stay. Note: You may not like this movie if superhero films aren’t what you go for.

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Ratings:4/5  Review By:  Anupama Chopra Site:Star World ( Hindustan Times)

Man of Steel starts out strong but loses some of that power along the way. The action sequences are spectacular – especially in 3D – but it’s just too much of a good thing. The destruction of people, buildings, cities went on and on until my eyes glazed over and frankly, I couldn’t figure out who was beating up whom. There was also some tech babble about a space bending phantom drive that I didn’t fully get.Despite that, Man of Steel is a roller-coaster ride worth taking. I’m going with four stars. This superhero is all about hope, decency and doing the right thing. I’m hoping he also develops a sense of humor in the sequels that are sure to follow.

Ratings:2.5/5  Review By:  Raja Sen Site:Rediff

Man Of Steel does have beautiful moments. Some are, as mentioned, conjured up by very fine actors, while others are visually pretty — even if somewhat Terence Malick inspired. And, in terms of storytelling, while a lot of it might not truly make sense at all, it all happens commendably fast: the movie dishes out huge narrative chunks as if in a rush, hurtling past the Superman timeline in order to get to an endlessly long and considerably boring 45-minute fight.But Man Of Steel (which invariably sounds, to me, like a rejected title for a gay-themed Remington Steele episode) never quite musters up the charm or the levity any story of Superman requires — and deserves.

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Ratings:3/5  Review By:  Tushar Joshi Site:DNA

There is something different about Zack Snyder’s Superman that will make you embrace or dislike your favourite superhero from the very first time we see him in his full glory. We aren’t talking about the missing curl on the forehead, or the lack of his signature red underwear, or how scaly his suit looks. We are talking about the way Superman thinks and behaves in Man of Steel. Of course fan boys and those who follow Clark Kent’s adventures beyond the studio franchises will have their own reasons to rejoice or sulk once they watch Snyder’s interpretation.Watch it closely and you would be in for a few treats if you know the supporting characters well. MOS won’t dissapoint, it gives you the right bang for you buck, but we wish this Superman soared a bit higher.

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Ratings:3/5  Review By:  Pratyush Cavutur Site:Bookmyshow

Though there were quite a few misfires, the reboot, overall, is pretty good. Like mentioned earlier, the build up was superb the way the movie maintained its pace was perfect. The one great thing about the reboot is that the next film may be even better than this one. This reboot has laid the perfect foundation for the Superman franchise to carry on further. On the whole, this film is good to watch. Classic Superman fans (read: Comics & Richard Donner’s Superman) may be a tad-bit disappointed. Fortunately, it won’t stab people’s childhood in the heart as a lot of the scenes and situations are very similar to the comic books. Verdict: A good reboot. Could’ve been better. Has intensity but lacks depth and humor.

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Ratings:3/5  Review By:  Khalid Mohammed Site:Deccan Chronicle

Okay, so no point perhaps in comparisons and contrasts. ‘Man of Steel’ has been resurrected. And to be absolutely candid, it’s an uneven ride, like a long-haul airplane flight. Despite such disappointments for a Supermaniac, the mid-section is still certainly the most engrossing, augmented with a solid story-telling style, where the situations and events evolve without any obfuscation. Alas, the film’s last portion is like being relegated to cattle class, crowded and chaotic. It’s non-stop action and death-defying showdowns (never mind the super-powers). In fact, the protracted finale is quite similar to any of the FX visually startling extravaganzas. I’m more than glad that I was back in Superman country. Not bad at all.

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Ratings:1.5/5  Review By:  Shalini Langer Site:Indian Express 

What is the most disconcerting part about Man of Steel though is its uneven pacing, unsure of whether it wants to be a blockbuster or a film about a man finding himself, or a boy growing up with scary powers, or a man finding his feet. It achieves none of the above credibly, being too loud (in all senses of the word) when it comes to the bang and too obvious when it comes to the pangs, and being always very, very solemn, trying very, very hard.

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Ratings:3/5  Review By:  Associated Press Site:Indian Express/NDTV

Snyder’s joyless film, laden as if composed of the stuff of its hero’s metallic nickname, has nothing soaring about it. Flying men in capes is grave business in Snyder’s solemn Superman. Man of Steel, an origin tale of the DC Comics hero, goes more than two hours before the slightest joke or smirk.Eager fans will likely thrall to the film’s many overlong action set pieces, as Superman battles with Zod and his minions. There’s little creativity to the fight sequences, though, which plow across countless building facades. While Snyder has succeeded in turning out a Superman that isn’t silly (not a small feat) and will likely lay enough of a bedrock for further sequels, it’s a missed opportunity — particularly with a bright cast of Shannon, Adams and Lane — for a more fun-loving spirit.

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