kaos contributor Oura has been taken to the pictures by a responsible adult to watch "Man of Steel". Here's what he thought.
Man of Steel
HERE'S WHAT I liked about the film: Taken purely as entertainment, I really enjoyed it. The actors were amazingly good, the story was evocative, the special effects were breathtaking (if slightly disturbing in places, I’ll get to that later), and the overall look of the film was extremely polished. The leading man Henry Cavill is naturally likeable as Clark Kent, and also vulnerable as he tries to find out more about his Alien heritage, and struggles to come to terms with his super human abilities. He’s also hot as all hell, on the summer solstice, in the middle of a heat wave, on the sun! *faints*
Skip forward to Earth and the talent just keeps coming; Martha and Jonathan Kent (Diane Lane and Kevin Costner) do nothing short of break your heart as they do everything to support their otherworldly hero. The story expertly highlights the conflict of Superman’s character, being an Alien trying to gain acceptance from Humans, and wondering if it will ever be possible. In one scene Clark hides in a broom closet desperately trying to control his super senses, only being able to do so with his mother’s help. Clark later watches as his father forbids him from saving his life, in order to protect this secret. Powerful stuff, and the movie is full of moments like it.