Man of Steel: Clark and Kal-El More Interesting Than Superman

Review of Man of Steel, Directed by Zack SnyderIt’s been said that every hero is a type of Christ, so meet the newest one as he introduces himself to America’s generals:“You’re scared of me because you don’t control me. You can’t, and you never will. But that doesn’t make me your enemy.”Man of Steel, the latest Superman reboot, begins on the otherworldly realm of the planet Krypton, which is on the verge of destruction thanks to the corruption and abuses of its own people. In a wo … [Read more...]

Man of Steel: Powerful enough to entertain

Review of Man of Steel directed by Zach SnyderBy COYLE NEALThe Superman story has been told (and filmed) so often that it is undoubtedly a challenge for filmmakers come up with a new ‘take’ on the story that is both interesting to the viewer and faithful to the canon (assuming that "faithfulness to the canon" is a virtue to be pursued rather than a rule to be cast off—which of course is not an assumption we can always make). Chock full of nods to earlier Superman adaptations, Man of Steel … [Read more...]