Man of Steel
The Superman film we’ve been waiting for? I’m afraid not. This movie was so frustrating!! The story structure was all over the place making it hard to connect with anything. The only real character development was Clark, thus making the courtship of Lois Lane kind of out of the blue. The action is hard to follow and gets to the eye rolling proportions of Michael Bay. And after all the Bay-ish stuff happens it looks like there would be at least $20,000,000,000,000 worth of damage!! I like that they knew they couldn’t top John Williams, but we don’t get to hear the new theme in full until the credits!! I honestly truly believe Superman Returns is a better overall movie!
The movie just couldn’t breathe with the lack of character development, sensible structure, and a good sense of the world. On a technical level it’s grade A along with some good individual scenes, but I felt the only genuine thing about the movie was Russell Crowe’s performance. (and maybe Kevin Costner’s as well)
All in all, the biggest disappointment since The Hobbit.