The Movie Snob chimes in.
Man of Steel (B+). I agree with much of what The Borg Queen had to say about this movie (click here for her review), but I think her B- grade was a tad too low. I was thoroughly entertained throughout this long (almost 2 1/2 hours) origin story about Superman. Henry Cavill (I Capture the Castle) makes a fine Kal-El/Clark Kent, and I thought Kevin Costner (The Company Men) and Russell Crowe (Les Miserables) turned in nice performances as his adoptive and biological father, respectively. The Borg Queen is perfectly correct that Amy Adams (Trouble With the Curve) was miscast as Lois Lane–hard-boiled reporter is just not in her range–but she’s such a peach I was willing to overlook that mistake. The rock-em-sock-em ending was perhaps a little too long, but General Zod (Michael Shannon, Mud) was a very good villain. In my humble opinion, this is a very good popcorn movie. Hats off to director Zack Snyder (300) for breathing new life into the blue tights and red cape.