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“Man of Steel” Movie Review: Welcome to the Club!

Posted by    |    June 14th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Man of Steel, the latest reboot in a series of large, blockbuster reinventions, completely knocks it out of the park, telling the origins of Superman and recreating a popular comic book hero. From Zach Snyder, David Goyer, and Christopher Nolan, Man of Steel has absolutely everything Superman fans could ask for and so much more. The quality of this film is so good that there is no doubt this franchise will go in the same direction as Nolan’s “Batman” series or the vast collection of recent Marvel films (Iron Man, The Avengers, Thor, Captain America, etc.).

Courtesy of WB Pictures

Courtesy of WB Pictures

Man of Steel starts fresh and offers a unique, darker interpretation of the Superman story. When a far away planet known as Krypton is facing extinction and destruction, one of the planet’s scientists, Jor-El, sends his baby son Kal-El to Earth along with a piece of Krypton in hopes of someday creating a new planet. When a small town couple finds the crashed alien ship in Kansas, they take in the baby and raise him as their own. Given the Earth name, Clark Kent, Clark struggles to fit in and adapt to superhuman special abilities. After some time on Earth, Clark finds an abandoned alien ship buried in the ice and activates the ship’s systems, alerting a group of military prisoners from Krypton who have managed to escape their planet’s destruction. Once the prisoners locate Clark on Earth, the audience sees the aftermath of an alien invasion and discovers whether or not the human race will accept Clark as one of their own. Meanwhile, Clark must make his own decision whether to save Earth or help the prisoners destroy the planet to recreate Krypton. (more…)

The Dark Knight Rises Review: The Epic Finale of the Batman Trilogy

Posted by    |    July 19th, 2012 at 10:17 am

The Dark Knight Rises, the final installment of visionary writer and director Christopher Nolan’s Batman series, is an epic, emotional, action-filled feature that could very likely go down as the best Batman film of all time.  This summer blockbuster truly raises the bar on sci-fi comic book super hero films and is a legendary conclusion to Nolan’s Batman Trilogy.  Fans who have been deeply anticipating the release of Nolan’s newest Batman movie will be abundantly satisfied.  It seems like a hard feat to overshadow the previous Batman flick, The Dark Knight, but The Dark Knight Rises soars to the challenge.

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Given an 87% critic “likes” from Rotten Tomatoes, The Dark Knight Rises stars Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  This film succeeds The Dark Knight by eight years in which we saw the attempted destruction of Gotham City by the Joker (Heath Ledger) and Batman’s descent as guardian of Gotham City after taking the blame for the death of district attorney Harvey Dent.  Now, when Bane (Hardy), a villainous, mad terrorist, sets his sites on Gotham, Bruce Wayne (Bale) is forced to resume the role of the caped crusader.  Much has changed in Gotham City and Batman soon discovers he is not the man he used to be.  Amidst the turmoil over the death of Dent, Batman’s return, and a major power struggle causing chaos in Gotham, Batman and company must find a way to stop Bane before he unleashes a nuclear bomb on the city.  The Dark Knight Rises is an entertaining, powerful thrill ride.

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