(This review may contain spoilers).
I did see this film when it originally came out at the cinema, but on having the chance to watch it before Batman V Superman, I jumped at it.
I’m not sure I would say this is my favourite of the Superman franchise I’ve seen, but I did enjoy watching it a second time through. It was interesting to see this movie start before Clark started working at the Daily Planet, with little interest shown on his part in becoming a journalist.
I thought it was good to see something of Krypton, along with the origins of Clark and what happened to Jor-El. It was really interesting to see the different types of technology… and in particular the shifting metallic element. It was also good to have the opportunity to see General Zod’s attempted coup; and I thought it was good to see him and his followers given a bit more depth, rather than just coming across as evil, unfeeling beings.
I thought it was particularly interesting to see how the people of Earth viewed the threat from Zod and their reactions upon discovering an alien in their midst. While it was disappointing to see people from Earth so willing to hand over someone who hadn’t caused them any harm, I did feel their reactions made sense.
While I’m not especially fond of Russell Crowe as an actor, I did think he did a good job as Jor-El, even with being a shadow of the original.
I did think it was good to have the opportunity to see Clark’s past through flashbacks, but it did mean I was a bit confused at times as to what was happening in the present and what was being shown as a flashback.
This movie was really entertaining to watch and I wouldn’t mind seeing it again. It kept me watching throughout and I enjoyed seeing the relationship that grew between Lois and Clark.
There was a lot of action in this movie and it didn’t really let up. If you’re a fan of Superman, I would suggest this as a movie worth seeing.