Man of Steel

Man of Steel

DVD - 2013
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A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
Publisher: [California] : Warner Bros., [2013]
Edition: Rental ed
Branch Call Number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE Man
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (143 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Gwen7154
Jan 06, 2018

I agree with both of you, AMerr22 and reypotter06 (I'm Catholic too 😇). Superman is not God or Jesus Christ, he is an alien with superpowers that we need only see in movies. He's fiction, period. It's not like this film said boldly and defiantly, "Superman is God." They just said that to some people he is a god, and is very powerful, like a mythical Greek or Roman god.
Overall I enjoyed watching 'Man of Steel'. Interesting to learn about Superman's past.

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reypotter06
Jan 04, 2018

I enjoyed this movie, I agree with you AMerr22. I also am Catholic.

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AMerr22
Oct 27, 2017

The comment below made by TheUltimateReviewer is only somewhat true. There are some similarities throughout the movie, but nothing against Catholicism. It is never once in the movie mentioned that he is God, the closest thing that come to it is one of the characters says, "He will be like a god to them", noting that it dosnt say he is God, but they use that line to emphasize that he is more powerful than us. I have seen this movie multiple time and i am Catholic and I find nothing wrong with it and I recommend it.

They compare the "Man of Steel" to JESUS CHRIST. Not at all recommended.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 24, 2017

Based on one of the most famous superheroes of all time, Man of Steel delivers epic action alongside a good plot. The CGI was incredible, with everything looking pretty realistic. The action was amazingly epic, with hard and powerful blows from otherworldly aliens. Intense action is something I really like in action movies, especially when the effects are well done. Basically, the movie begins with the destruction of Superman’s planet as he is sent to Earth. We see him as a youngster and some of the things he is capable of, like saving kids in a bus by holding it up! As he grows up, he must find a purpose.
Rating: 3/5
- @JuiceboxZ of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

In this 2013 film following the life of Cal-El, but known as Superman or Clark Kent to many. This good-hearted superhero grew up with a simple life but learned he had unordinary powers. Personally, I loved this film, everything from the cinematography to the plot. However, the character himself never really struggled with inner demons, thus not making him relatable to the average person. This was an interesting concept and great CGI to go with it.
- @Florence of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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JihadiConservative
Apr 19, 2016

Terrible--Hardly any story and the whole thing is non stop CGI explosions. Skip it.

dragonrabbit Mar 10, 2016

This version of Superman is joyless and as heavy handed as a punch by General Zod. Some nice visuals, however the fight scenes seem to never end.

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CMLibrary_gjd_0
Feb 05, 2016

For a Superman movie, this had a lot going for it. I find Superman boring because he always does the right thing--what's interesting about that?!? This movie pits the man of steel against his own kind, just returned from the Phantom Zone and Zod is ready to kill. The end fight scene is way too long, but other than that, I'd watch it again. Good start to the planned Justice League franchise.

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earlosatrun
Oct 31, 2015

The biggest question is why this film was made. It's not that different from the other Superman films. A few more special effects, but blah.

I give it no stars at all.

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shivthakar18
Aug 22, 2015

Man of Steel is the first movie of a new Superman reboot. When we were all little we must’ve thought that it would be so cool to be Superman. But in this movie it shows us that he had a hard time fitting in with others. This movie shows how hard it was for Superman as he was growing up. He had to deal with powers that he didn’t even know where they came from until he went on a quest to find out things about is past like is family, his home and his strange powers.

This movie showed a lot from his past life before he set foot on earth when is shuttle was found by Mr. and Mrs. Kent who let him to be known as they’re son, they named him Clarke Kent. Later on in the movie he finds himself in one of Krypton’s spacecraft’s and meets his real father and tells him about where he came from.

The origin of Superman was very brief in this movie and I didn’t really know how the rest would play out. I thought this movie could have a more evil villain the General Zod and his army was a little too predictable we knew his plan with just within less than 10 minutes into movie but that didn’t bother me at all the action scene were amazing but there should have been more than just one, come this is Superman movie this is one of the greatest Superhero of all time, he deserves better.

I rate the=is movie 7.5/10. The lack of the origin and action sequences this movie would have been had 10/10 but I still rate it 7.5 because it was still a great movie and I love the parts where they decide to make him start off as an adult and we could see flashbacks or the movie would have been longer than expected other than that this movie was amazing.

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Aug 08, 2016

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Jeffrey Weston
Dec 13, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: lots of battles

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Jeffrey Weston
Dec 13, 2013

Coarse Language: some language

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Jeffrey Weston
Dec 13, 2013

Violence: a lot of violence

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aaa5756 Mar 14, 2014

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

aaa5756 Mar 14, 2014

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

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Monolith
Dec 19, 2013

(On his first day of work at "The Daily Planet", being introduced by Perry White) Lois Lane (with a knowing smile): "Hi. Lois Lane. Welcome to The Planet." Clark Kent (acknowledging the pun, smiling): "...Glad to be here, Lois."

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Trailblazer1527
Jan 24, 2014

A young man learns that he has powers beyond imagination and is from another world. So he ventures across the world to discover what his purpose is. But when a brewing evil from his homeworld invades Earth, the hero inside him must rise if he is to save the world from destruction and become the symbol for all mankind.

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