Saturday, June 15, 2013
Man of Steel (2013): The Millie's Official Verdict (tm)
Alright, so typically, I only write reviews for movies that nobody has ever heard of/nobody has any desire to watch/nobody is ever going to watch -- but, today, I decided to go for a little something different.
That's right. You heard it first here, I'm (spoiler-free!) reviewing a movie that more than 8 people have seen and/or care about.
I mainly felt the need to write this very short post (I don't actually have very much to say) because every person ever apparently hates this movie.
I quite liked it.
Now, I must tell you all that I know close to nothing about Superman (besides what everyone knows) and I have little investment in him. I used to occasionally watch George Reeves' Superman with my dad when I was little, but I REALLY hated it. I just wanted to watch Adam West Batman with all the cheerful, insane people.
My lack-of-caring-about-superheroes has carried on into adulthood (I'M AN ADULT). I still love Adam West Batman and I own Batman Begins on DVD, otherwise no voy.
I actually went to see Man of Steel because it has my favorite modern actress, the queen of my heart, Amy Adams.
SHE WAS PERFECT.
I have no idea what Lois Lane is supposed to be like, but Amy played her perfectly.
She was a strong female character with skill and agency and heart and intelligence and personality and emotions and strength and intelligence and I THINK I'M GOING TO CRY.
(Note: I actually did cry at the beginning of this movie, BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW WHO I AM ANYMORE.)
And honestly, the beginning of this movie was killer (heh heh). So well done. And Russell Crowe was stealing the show.
The ending of the movie was definitely not as great as what came before it. It dragged on (there may have been several "FINAL SCENE TO END ALL SCENES"). And there were SO MANY BATTLES. Beautifully done and all, but there are only so many times you can destroy everything -- without losing a sense of urgency/tension.
But, whatever. Because Amy Adams is perfect. And Henry Cavill is ridiculously attractive. And everyone else is great too (Michael Shannon could play every villain ever and I'd love it).
In conclusion, I recommend it. It's fun and lovely. I took my 13-year-old brother to a matinee and he enjoyed the death out of it (he is a huge comic fan). And, of course, he spotted the Wayne Enterprise satellite. Also, because of him, I can CONCLUSIVELY tell you that there is no after-the-credits scene. I got stuck sitting with him for twenty minutes of credits.
Yeah. Go see it! It's enjoyable. It's not BRILLIANT CINEMA (tm), but I will totally see it again.
P.S. I'm definitely going to see Pacific Rim. I mean, it looks horrific + stupid, but IDRIS ELBA. Idris Elba. Idris Elba.
P.P.S. SPOILER ALERT! But, Man of Steel was so The Doctor vs. The Master and I almost started dying from laughter. YOU ARE NOT ALONE! END SPOILERS!