right before planet Krypton was destroyed, Jor-El launched their newborn son Kal-El on a spacecraft to Earth. General Zod, a military commander disposed the council and was banished to a Phantom zone. however, he was later freed after the planet exploded. Kal-El landed in a small town, adopted and raised by the Kent, who named him Clark. Clark grew up learning to hide his superhuman abilities. when the US military investigated a spaceship in the Arctic, Clark entered it and communicated with the preserved consciousness of Jor-El, learning about his past.
despite the promising title, the film failed in many levels to capture our interest. while story telling was intense for the first half of the film, the remaining was reserved for Zod and his attacks, which at the same time, stopped all story telling. apparently Clark only had himself to depend on, while Zod had a full army of weird people and spaceships. at some point, the whole thing became boring and went downhill ever since. nor did the romance did Superman any justice. it was unbelieving, far from warming our heart, with Lois unable to break through her character of being a stalker or fan.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: Zack Snyder
- released: 2013
- casts: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, Richard Schiff, Christopher Meloni
- language: English
- genre: Action/Science-Fiction