(Half Great, Half Not)
The first half, or a little more, of this movie was fantastic. The second half (maybe a little less) was overly complicated, the fight scenes were somewhat silly, and the movie dragged on for a very long time.
A new Superman (Henry Cavill) escapes Krypton with the help of his father and mother (Russell Crowe and Ayelet Zurer) and lands in Smallville, Kansas. Martha and Jonathan Kent (Diane Lane and Kevin Costner) find Kal-El, name him Clark Kent and raise him as a good ole, modest, Kansas boy.
Clark is special, but, his Dad tells him to keep it under his hat (which he does for the most part) until the time comes when he will change the world.
That time comes when Clark is 33 years old and an old nemesis threatens earth unless Kal-El surrenders. Which he does.
What follows are a string of battles between evenly matched opponents that include lots of poking holes in buildings (over and over and over again), crashing trains, bringing down A-10 Warthogs, etc. etc. Whew…
There are no f-words that I recall, but, there may have been. Kids as well as adults will enjoy it. YES…I enjoyed it except for the ending that dragged and dragged and dragged. On the bright side, he wore a Kansas t-shirt at one point (yes, I went to KU), and there were some smart and funny lines in the first half. On the other hand, there were some inane lines in the second half “The only way this will end is when one of us dies…” DUH…and pokes thru 10,000 buildings in the process…over and over and over and over again.
Go to IMDb for more information. We watched this at the Tracy, CA CineMark.
Drive Safe! Never Forget.