Must-See Movie of the Week: 'Man of Steel' Soars into Action
Must-See Movie of the Week: 'Man of Steel' Soars into Action
Michelle Carlbert
Michelle Carlbert
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Man of Steel is one of the most highly anticipated movies of the 2013 summer movie season and the time has finally come for fans to finally see what the fuss is all about. From what we can see in the trailer, it looks like this film is going to up the ante on the entire Superman franchise, much like J.J. Abrams changed the Star Trek franchise forever.

Here is the official synopsis of the film from Fandago:

Born on the alien planet of Krypton, Kal-El is sent by his parents to live on planet Earth, where he is given the name Clark by kindly farmer Jonathan Kent and his wife, Martha who raise him as if he were their own son. As a young boy, Clark displays incredible superpowers that instill him with a profound sense of personal responsibility. Later, the amiable Clark becomes a reporter for the Metropolis newspaper "The Daily Planet," and strikes up a friendship with crackerjack journalist Lois Lane. But when his new world is attacked by a force that humans are powerless to defend themselves against, Clark assumes the identity of Superman and fights to protect the entire human race. 

In addition to the fact that it's just a great story (as evidenced by the fact that it's been retold numerous times on film and TV), we're also excited by the cast of this film. Henry Cavill (The Tudors) stars as Clark Kent, with Amy Adams (Enchanted) as Lois Lane, as well as huge stars such as Russell Crowe playing Jor-El and Kevin Costner and Diane Lane playing Clark's parents. Academy Award-nominated actor Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire) also co-stars as General Zod and Laurence Fishburne steps into the role of "Daily Planet" editor-in-chief Perry. TV fans will also recognize Christopher Meloni from Law & Order: SVU and True Blood playing Colonel Nathan Hardy. 

But if the synopsis and the cast isn't enough to convince you that this is the film to see this week, take a look at the preview. 

Here are some highlights from the preview that especially have us excited for the movie:

  • Russel Crowe's voice. That is all. 
  • The amazing imagery, such as little Clark with the red sheet around his neck and the flipping bus
  • The music.
  • The acting.
  • The epic scale of the film that is promised in just a two-minute preview.
  • Superman pressing his fist into the frozen rock and making it rumble as he prepares to fly.

Have you seen Man of Steel? Tell us what you thought in the comments. 

(Image courtesy of Warner Bros.)