This is a rough review, I was trying to get my thoughts and perspective before they left me.
Man of Steel is truly a really good movie. It entertains and rarely let's story problems get in the way. It's also not Donner's Superman...in any way, shape or form! That's what will isolate some.
It's not without flaws, mostly from the script (which I feel is David Goyers most successful...never been a huge fan of his, but he doesn't just get…
This film is a train wreck! Fetishistic in style, tonally mixed and thematically a dead end. The tawdry, sweaty, southern pulp aesthetic is betrayed by the unfocused story...do we follow Efron's character's struggle as a young man in love with the wrong woman, or a couple of eager reporters trying to get the scoop? This film has a lot of good ideas and elements that deserved a more disciplined film maker.
This film is criminally under represented. The cast alone is so good it should be against the law...and everyone gives it all! I watched the shit out of this on video in HS, probably saw it 2-3 times in theaters, much to the dismay of friends, who probably still don't understand what's so great about it. This is not a perfect film, but it is great Walter Hill. It's a tight story and shot with sweat and gusto. Goldsmith's score…