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Man of Steel – ‘Man of Steel’ Review: Hey, Why So Serious, Superman?

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3 out of 5 stars – Disappointing – Not so Super Man

Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan have reimagined Superman on a grandiose scale for the 21st century. But what about the innocent pleasures of the original character?

It must be the last act of superhero revisionism: abolishing the word “super”. In this new movie directed by Zack Snyder, and produced and co-written by Christopher Nolan, the letter on our hero’s chest doesn’t mean what we all thought it meant. This is no English S, but a Krypton symbol denoting hope. The word “Superman” is stutteringly or suspiciously pronounced, like “the bat man” in the Dark Knight movies. He is referred to by his earthling name, Clark, or his Krypton name, Kal-El, or even as the “alien”, by the frowning Pentagon brass. This is a 21st-century superhero who must steel himself against the agonies of being misunderstood by the people he is trying to help.

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