While it can be said, deservedly so, the big hero of this movie is Production Designer Alex McDowell, whose sets are absolutely fabulous, some of the best scenes in the film are those on the simple Kent farm with Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Superman’s adoptive earth parents and Cooper Timberline and Dylan Sprayberry as the 9-year old and 13-year old Clark, respectively. The lessons given the young hero are applicable to all adolescents and Writers David Goyer, Christopher Nolan, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster express them, admirably.
Also of note are the scenes with Russell Crowe and Ayelet Zurer as Superman’s birth parents.
And, both Michael Shannon and Antje Traue make formidable foes to the Man of Steel as well-played by Henry Cavill and Lois Lane as played by Amy Adams.
Aside from some weak and unintentionally comical lines of Editor Perry White (Laurence Fishburne) in the final scenes and the fact the ultimate battle goes on unnecessarily too long, Man Of Steel moves along, smoothly and briskly.
Even if you’ve not, previously, been a Superman fan, you should enjoy this film.
I give Man Of Steel a 4 out of 5.