MAN OF STEEL (2013) Movie Review

Film Master Adam

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Adam, the Film Master, takes a look at the newest releases and the biggest disgraces in movies. If you’re lucky, you might even hear about something he likes!

  • Angelus

    Finally, a review that gets the film. About the non killing thing, what the fuck did the purists prefer? An outwordly killing maniac burning a family with lasers (followed by the rest of the world) or him being painlessly killed by a neck snapping? Few have noticed that he literally BEGS him to stop and he only kills him because there was no other way. And in the end he dropped to his knees and started screaming in pain about what he was forced to do. I’m not a Green Lantern fan but what character were you talking about?

    • WorldsFinestHeroes

      In the end of the movie, that girl that says Superman is hot, her name is Carry Ferris which is awfully close to the name Carol Ferris, Hal Jordan’s “lover”.

  • Joseph

    I loved this movie. Hans Zimmer’s score is perfect, the action and visuals are amazing, and I’m really hoping for a sequel. I have to admit, the Green Lantern reference was better than the Green Lantern movie.

    • http://geekvision.tv Jeff the Creep

      “the Green Lantern reference was better than the Green Lantern movie” – I’ll admit, I couldn’t stop laughing at that.

  • Sean

    Adam, the cartoon one with Toyman was a clone and the last one was from an alternate universe. Plus the movie never set up any non killing standards for Superman, and yet treats the scene like it did.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/Bsword640 Stas Juras

      Killing is killing, no matter who supes does it to or where he does it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dgirwin1 Daniel Garrett Irwin

    Older Superman flicks not withstanding, I cannot see why other cinematic abortions like “The Hunger Games”, “Paranormal Activity”, “Transformers” and even “Twilight” had better critical and audience reactions than the one movie I was so excited for! Fucking retard piles of shit!!. I hope these brain-dead critics and audiences fall off a bridge, because “Man of Steel” is so fucking awesome, and I can’t wait to see what else will come for the series. Look out ladies, Zack (Snyder) just got his mojo back!

  • http://geekvision.tv Jeff the Creep

    BAD NEWS: Warner Bros. wants to fast-track a sequel to be released next year.
    GOOD NEWS: Your review was fantastic, along with the movie itself.

  • Luis

    I disagree with saying that Reeves was bland, I disagree about what you thought about Terrance Stamp as Zod in Superman 2. The Zod portrayed by the white trash actor Michael Shannon in Man of steel was fuckin horrendous.Kevin Kostner was bland as hell.

  • Film Master Adam

    Oh yes, Michael Shannon is such a bad actor. He’s so bad that, unlike Terrance Stamp, he can actually pull in an emotional performance that has him do something other than scream every 3 minutes. I mean, my god, an emotional villain with actual depth instead of a one-note nothing who acts like he’s hitler and has no real motive or purpose… that’s just blasphemy.

    • http://geekvision.tv Jeff the Creep

      Yeah, that’s just absolute betrayal to have a villain with understandable motives instead of one who just acts like an evil king with no reasons as to why.

    • Jerred M. Zoll

      With all due respect, does it seem like you might be confusing simplicity for lack of depth at times? Also, what did you think of the Walker Brothers’ Sibling Rivalry review? Here is the link below if you haven’t seen it.

      http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/sibling-rivalry/39617-sibling-rivalry-man-of-steel

      P.S. You also made a mistake when discussing David S. Goyer as a writer. While you were right about him simply helping Christopher Nolan with the stories for The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, he actually helped the after-mentioned director with the screenplay for Batman Begins in addition to writing the actual story by himself. I just thought you should know.

      • Film Master Adam

        Oh, that review where they said that Man Of Steel “Has No Balls!”? Yeah, I saw it and they are entitled to their opinion but if any movie didn’t have balls this summer it was Star Trek: Into Darkness. A Sci-Fi film that did nothing new, nothing original and just rehashed old plot points. A film that made a mockery of everything that STAR TREK is supposed to be about in favor of just making a fun dumb shoot em’ up with no heart or identity. Say what you will about Man Of Steel, it at least did new things and delivered a version of Superman that was unique, fun, inventive and full of heart. Oh and I really want to know how Man Of Steel gets a ton of shit for it’s ending when Star Trek: Into Darkness does not. Oh yeah, Superman tries to stop a shit ton of alien warships and General Zod from destroying humanity and gets hell for all the collateral damage that he had no control over BUT Spock WILLINGLY causes a giant warship to plummet down to earth where it takes out most of downtown San Francisco causing almost as much collateral damage and no one so much as bats an eyelash. WHAT THE FUCK!? Seriously, someone please explain the difference to me because from where I’m sitting, Into Darkness was worse. At least superman fucking tried and GAVE A SHIT when people were killed. Where was The Enterprise crew’s moral fucking compass in their movie?

        • Jerred M. Zoll

          To be fair, I found Man of Steel a fun time, even if it’s style depends on personal taste and I can see some of the problems the Walker Brothers, Confused Matthew, OCPcommunications, and my best friend, Jared Adams, had with it, as a Superman fan, but you made a few good points as well. In regards to Star Trek: Into Darkness, my after-mentioned friend took your side while I took the Walker Brothers’ side. Those two films, along with Monsters University, were the three films we saw in theaters during my summer vacation in his home of Illinois. The later is the only one we agreed on, in which we enjoyed it as much as it’s predecessor, Monsters Inc., in their own ways. As a matter in fact, the two of us are trying to pursue a career in writing, and are planning a possible pitch for a Sonic Storybook Series Movie involving Greek Mythology, after Secret Rings & Black Knight for the Wii, but we want it to be a good video game based movie for once, so which director(s) do you think would be perfect for recapturing the spirit of the series and what are your thoughts on the Sonic the Hedgehog series in general?

        • http://rottentomatoes.com John Tyler

          Hey, Adam, what are your thoughts on Elysium, Pacific Rim, RIPD, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, The Conjuring, World War Z, and The Butler? Also, what are you gonna review next?

          By the way, I loved Star Trek Into Darkness.

  • Richard Cawley

    Adam what do you think of the show smallville?

  • WorldsFinestHeroes

    I love that now I can see someone who gets me. I used to watch your reviews about a year or so ago and I watched Man of Steel and was wondering, “What would Adam think of this?” Your YouTube channel actually enlightened me in the art of critiquing films. I respect you and with this video, truer words have never been spoken.

    • WorldsFinestHeroes

      Also, my dad, who read Superman comics in the 50’s and 60’s, got pissed off because Lois Lane knew that Clark was Superman, wtf?

  • Dave

    You have to see the Red Letter review!

  • https://www.facebook.com/goluboy.pidor Goluboy Pidor

    wow, one of the worst reviewers I have seen in a while.

    Likes man of steel garbage, doesn’t like Original Superman. Are you fucking kidding me. Get the fuck outta my sight.

    • Film Master Adam

      I know! How dare I have a fucking opinion!

    • http://gravatar.com/reignofclementine Matthew Sagliocco

      More like one of the best, if not the best.

  • http://gravatar.com/reignofclementine Matthew Sagliocco

    I agreed with everything you said Adam! As usual. I still can’t get over you saying you liked The Dark Knight Rises and that RER was better than the first four RE films…..

  • Jake Voronkov

    Adam, David S. Goyer didn’t write The Invisible. He was the Firector, but the writers were Mick Davis and Christine Roum

  • DarthYan

    Jonathan Kent came across as kinda cold though. Clark saved people and Jonathan condemned him for it. One fan idea had it that Jonathan’s death was that a tornado struck a building. Jonathan was injured, but because Clark was holding up a building and Clark leaving would jeopardize the building he lied and downplayed his injuries. When Clark talks to Martha at the end they reveal they just wanted him to be happy; they never necessarily wanted him to hide it.

    A major part of Superman is that the KENTS are why he loves Humanity and is willing to see good even in a monster like Lex. Having Jonathan be an unintended antagonist seems….kinda silly

  • Angelus

    Finally, a review that gets the film. About the non killing thing, what the fuck did the purists prefer? An outwordly killing maniac burning a family with lasers (followed by the rest of the world) or him being painlessly killed by a neck snapping? Few have noticed that he literally BEGS him to stop and he only kills him because there was no other way. And in the end he dropped to his knees and started screaming in pain about what he was forced to do. I’m not a Green Lantern fan but what character were you talking about?

    • WorldsFinestHeroes

      In the end of the movie, that girl that says Superman is hot, her name is Carry Ferris which is awfully close to the name Carol Ferris, Hal Jordan’s “lover”.

  • Joseph

    I loved this movie. Hans Zimmer’s score is perfect, the action and visuals are amazing, and I’m really hoping for a sequel. I have to admit, the Green Lantern reference was better than the Green Lantern movie.

    • http://geekvision.tv Jeff the Creep

      “the Green Lantern reference was better than the Green Lantern movie” – I’ll admit, I couldn’t stop laughing at that.

  • Sean

    Adam, the cartoon one with Toyman was a clone and the last one was from an alternate universe. Plus the movie never set up any non killing standards for Superman, and yet treats the scene like it did.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/Bsword640 Stas Juras

      Killing is killing, no matter who supes does it to or where he does it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dgirwin1 Daniel Garrett Irwin

    Older Superman flicks not withstanding, I cannot see why other cinematic abortions like “The Hunger Games”, “Paranormal Activity”, “Transformers” and even “Twilight” had better critical and audience reactions than the one movie I was so excited for! Fucking retard piles of shit!!. I hope these brain-dead critics and audiences fall off a bridge, because “Man of Steel” is so fucking awesome, and I can’t wait to see what else will come for the series. Look out ladies, Zack (Snyder) just got his mojo back!

  • http://geekvision.tv Jeff the Creep

    BAD NEWS: Warner Bros. wants to fast-track a sequel to be released next year.
    GOOD NEWS: Your review was fantastic, along with the movie itself.

  • Luis

    I disagree with saying that Reeves was bland, I disagree about what you thought about Terrance Stamp as Zod in Superman 2. The Zod portrayed by the white trash actor Michael Shannon in Man of steel was fuckin horrendous.Kevin Kostner was bland as hell.

  • Film Master Adam

    Oh yes, Michael Shannon is such a bad actor. He’s so bad that, unlike Terrance Stamp, he can actually pull in an emotional performance that has him do something other than scream every 3 minutes. I mean, my god, an emotional villain with actual depth instead of a one-note nothing who acts like he’s hitler and has no real motive or purpose… that’s just blasphemy.

    • http://geekvision.tv Jeff the Creep

      Yeah, that’s just absolute betrayal to have a villain with understandable motives instead of one who just acts like an evil king with no reasons as to why.

    • Jerred M. Zoll

      With all due respect, does it seem like you might be confusing simplicity for lack of depth at times? Also, what did you think of the Walker Brothers’ Sibling Rivalry review? Here is the link below if you haven’t seen it.

      http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/sibling-rivalry/39617-sibling-rivalry-man-of-steel

      P.S. You also made a mistake when discussing David S. Goyer as a writer. While you were right about him simply helping Christopher Nolan with the stories for The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, he actually helped the after-mentioned director with the screenplay for Batman Begins in addition to writing the actual story by himself. I just thought you should know.

      • Film Master Adam

        Oh, that review where they said that Man Of Steel “Has No Balls!”? Yeah, I saw it and they are entitled to their opinion but if any movie didn’t have balls this summer it was Star Trek: Into Darkness. A Sci-Fi film that did nothing new, nothing original and just rehashed old plot points. A film that made a mockery of everything that STAR TREK is supposed to be about in favor of just making a fun dumb shoot em’ up with no heart or identity. Say what you will about Man Of Steel, it at least did new things and delivered a version of Superman that was unique, fun, inventive and full of heart. Oh and I really want to know how Man Of Steel gets a ton of shit for it’s ending when Star Trek: Into Darkness does not. Oh yeah, Superman tries to stop a shit ton of alien warships and General Zod from destroying humanity and gets hell for all the collateral damage that he had no control over BUT Spock WILLINGLY causes a giant warship to plummet down to earth where it takes out most of downtown San Francisco causing almost as much collateral damage and no one so much as bats an eyelash. WHAT THE FUCK!? Seriously, someone please explain the difference to me because from where I’m sitting, Into Darkness was worse. At least superman fucking tried and GAVE A SHIT when people were killed. Where was The Enterprise crew’s moral fucking compass in their movie?

        • Jerred M. Zoll

          To be fair, I found Man of Steel a fun time, even if it’s style depends on personal taste and I can see some of the problems the Walker Brothers, Confused Matthew, OCPcommunications, and my best friend, Jared Adams, had with it, as a Superman fan, but you made a few good points as well. In regards to Star Trek: Into Darkness, my after-mentioned friend took your side while I took the Walker Brothers’ side. Those two films, along with Monsters University, were the three films we saw in theaters during my summer vacation in his home of Illinois. The later is the only one we agreed on, in which we enjoyed it as much as it’s predecessor, Monsters Inc., in their own ways. As a matter in fact, the two of us are trying to pursue a career in writing, and are planning a possible pitch for a Sonic Storybook Series Movie involving Greek Mythology, after Secret Rings & Black Knight for the Wii, but we want it to be a good video game based movie for once, so which director(s) do you think would be perfect for recapturing the spirit of the series and what are your thoughts on the Sonic the Hedgehog series in general?

        • http://rottentomatoes.com John Tyler

          Hey, Adam, what are your thoughts on Elysium, Pacific Rim, RIPD, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, The Conjuring, World War Z, and The Butler? Also, what are you gonna review next?

          By the way, I loved Star Trek Into Darkness.

  • Richard Cawley

    Adam what do you think of the show smallville?

  • WorldsFinestHeroes

    I love that now I can see someone who gets me. I used to watch your reviews about a year or so ago and I watched Man of Steel and was wondering, “What would Adam think of this?” Your YouTube channel actually enlightened me in the art of critiquing films. I respect you and with this video, truer words have never been spoken.

    • WorldsFinestHeroes

      Also, my dad, who read Superman comics in the 50’s and 60’s, got pissed off because Lois Lane knew that Clark was Superman, wtf?

  • Dave

    You have to see the Red Letter review!

  • https://www.facebook.com/goluboy.pidor Goluboy Pidor

    wow, one of the worst reviewers I have seen in a while.

    Likes man of steel garbage, doesn’t like Original Superman. Are you fucking kidding me. Get the fuck outta my sight.

    • Film Master Adam

      I know! How dare I have a fucking opinion!

    • http://gravatar.com/reignofclementine Matthew Sagliocco

      More like one of the best, if not the best.

  • http://gravatar.com/reignofclementine Matthew Sagliocco

    I agreed with everything you said Adam! As usual. I still can’t get over you saying you liked The Dark Knight Rises and that RER was better than the first four RE films…..

  • Jake Voronkov

    Adam, David S. Goyer didn’t write The Invisible. He was the Firector, but the writers were Mick Davis and Christine Roum

  • DarthYan

    Jonathan Kent came across as kinda cold though. Clark saved people and Jonathan condemned him for it. One fan idea had it that Jonathan’s death was that a tornado struck a building. Jonathan was injured, but because Clark was holding up a building and Clark leaving would jeopardize the building he lied and downplayed his injuries. When Clark talks to Martha at the end they reveal they just wanted him to be happy; they never necessarily wanted him to hide it.

    A major part of Superman is that the KENTS are why he loves Humanity and is willing to see good even in a monster like Lex. Having Jonathan be an unintended antagonist seems….kinda silly