Man of Steel (2013)
Director: Zack Snyder
Writers: David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan, Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel
Actors: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Christopher Meloni, Anje Trawu, Lawrence Fishburne / Ayelet Zurer / Yadan Gould / Michael Kelly / Dylan Sprayberry / Julian Richings
Genre: Science Fiction / Action / Adventure
Region: US / UK
Released: 2013-06-20 (Mainland China) / 2013-06-14 (USA)
Length: 143 minutes
Also known as: Superman: Iron Hero (Hong Kong/Taiwan) / Superman: Man of Steel
Rating: IMDB 7.1 / Rotten Tomatoes N/A
In the depths of the distant universe, with the destruction of Krypton, the legend of Superman begins. The Kryptonian Jor-El (played by Russell Crowe) resisted the evil plan of General Zod (played by Michael Shannon) and ventured to send his newborn son Kal-El to the other side of the galaxy earth. Carl landed in a small town in Kansas, USA. He was lucky enough to become the adopted son of Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner) and Martha (Diane Lane), and he was named Clark. Clark has shown distinctive abilities and characteristics since he was a child, but these surprises brought him countless troubles at the same time. Through the guidance of his adoptive father, Clark (played by Henry Cavill) gradually figured out his life experience and mission. Finally one day, the “compatriots” from the distant hometown came.
Standing at the two ends of his hometown and the earth, between evil and justice, Superman is about to face a major choice…
“Man of Steel” is a 2013 superhero film directed by Zack Snyder and produced by Christopher Nolan. The movie serves as a reboot of the Superman film series and stars Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent, alongside a supporting cast that includes Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, and Kevin Costner.
The film tells the origin story of Superman, an alien from the planet Krypton who is sent to Earth as a baby and raised by human parents. As he grows up, Clark Kent struggles to come to terms with his identity and his extraordinary abilities, eventually adopting the alter-ego of Superman and becoming a hero to the people of Earth. However, when a group of Kryptonians led by General Zod threaten to destroy Earth, Superman must use his powers to protect his adopted home and its people.
“Man of Steel” was praised for its action sequences, visual effects, and Cavill’s performance as Superman. However, the film also received criticism for its dark and gritty tone, its depiction of Superman as a more conflicted and brooding character, and its excessive use of destruction and violence in the climactic battle scene. Despite mixed reviews, the movie was a box office success, grossing over $660 million worldwide. The film also spawned a sequel, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and helped launch the DC Extended Universe franchise.