Man of Steel movie reviews & Metacritic score: A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Rebooting Superman as a science fiction epic, Man of Steel just might be director Zack Snyder's best film to date. Read the Empire review of Man Of Steel. Find out everything you need to know about the film from the world's biggest movie destination. There are remarkable visual coups every few minutes, courtesy of wizardly production designer Alex McDowell and a computer effects team stretched to the creative maximum. I'm not in the U. I saw the 3-D version, and I am not a big fan of 3-D. June 25, at 6: The visuals were spectacular! I always went to Marvel for humor, and DC was for those square jaws and solid morality plays. Yeah, alien and superheroes, what do you expect? IGN supports the Digital Advertising Alliance principles. Yes, I know there is only a very few humor this movie but that actually doesn't even matter. Admittedly, I went in with high expectations, but I thought the names behind the movie, the actors and the beautiful trailer justified my high hopes. While the first half of Man of Steel is focused on character development and story building, the second half is a huge, action packed payoff as Zod attempts to carry out his plan of literally destroying one planet and rebuilding another. I saw it at the end-credits Altogether, it's no Kinder Surprise. I am not a big fan of Superman but this is the best Superman movie I've ever seen. Even with the things it does right, "Steel" labors to be interesting and in many ways creates a mess for itself. And yet this aspect of the "modernization" feels retro, because it comes at the expense of an under-acknowledged part of Superman's appeal: The movie definitely has some pacing issues, and the way it was shot was too bleak and shaky, I would have preferred to see a more colorful and steady movie. The hero's struggle not to give into rage and pettiness when facing bullies like Zod—to use his power to heal and save rather than destroy—is explored with more finesse than you might expect. Adams is solid as Lois Lane, but this is not a Lois and Clark story. Man of Steel is similarly keen to flaunt its credentials — it has heft, it looks amazing, and it's businesslike to a fault. Christopher Reeve's version is also good, but this Man of Steel is better.