Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane and last but not least….Henry Cavill? Wait…….. Who?
Man of Steel will be releasing worldwide in under a week. The film will be a complete re-boot and an overall origin story of Superman. Clark Kent or as we all call him Superman has become one of the most popular comic book hero’s that there is today. So why is it that Man of Steel, a movie that is being produced by Christopher Nolan(Dark Knight) and directed by Zack Snyder(300) gives me not one bit of excitement? Well in this article I’m going to give you a couple reasons for why I’m afraid the world isn’t ready for another Superman movie.
The number one reason and the reason you should be concerned as well, is the casting of Superman himself being played by British actor Henry Cavill. Henry Cavill has starred in such blockbuster hits as Immortals, The Cold Light Of Day and Blood Creek. If that is sarcasm you hear then you are correct because all of these films have a Metacritic score that is below a 50. I personally feel the reason Christopher Nolan had so much success with the Batman franchise was finding the right Batman. Christian Bale had established himself as a solid actor in Hollywood before ever becoming the caped crusader. Bale had starred in such films as American Psycho, The Machinist and Reign of Fire. All of these films were considered successful in some way. American Psycho didn’t smash it out of the ballpark when it first released but would go on to be a cult classic. Cavill doesn’t have to knock it out of the park like I stated above, but he needs to make sure that his performance isn’t forgettable.
The second reason that I find myself a little weary about Man Of Steel is the extremely large cast of actors that have been thrown in this film. There is no secret that this movie has a great cast, ranging from Kevin Costner to the lovely Amy Adams. But why? I was under the impression that the Superman logo should sell itself without having to pull in large Hollywood names. I feel by having so many mainstream actors, the producers have already decided that Mr. Cavill may not be able to carry this movie by himself and may need a helping hand to make this movie a success.
In conclusion, there are so many reasons that I should be excited for Man Of Steel from the soundtrack composed by Hans Zimmer, to the producing talents of Christopher Nolan. But when I get right down to it I’m just not that excited. I have given you my thoughts and opinions of what I think about the Man of Steel movie. I will be seeing Man Of Steel sometime in the next week and actually hope it turns out well.
Written by: Trevor Cannon