Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat


June 21, 2013

‘Man of Steel’ not for the Reeve hearted

Movie Review


Pauls Valley, Oklahoma —

The thing that made this an acceptable version of blue tights guy is how our hero feels like someone I and many of my peers could have grown up with, not like he came from an awe shucks “Leave it to Beaver” sitcom episode, which is as far from the truth as possible if you actually have spent any length of time in a small farm town (good people, but Mayberry they are not). He has to deal with real world problems, make real world choices and though his powers give him a great deal of invulnerability, he is shaped by a world that it isn’t always a pretty picture.

Sure, I enjoyed Christopher Reeve’s exploits as much as the next comic book fan back when I was a kid, but despite how nice that sounds, people die and they can’t always be saved and somehow pretending things will always be that way is never as genuine. I leave to the discretion of the parents how much violence they’ll allow their kids to see, but with the dark nature comes no lack of it. That said; it’s something I’d recommend with some of the year’s best visual effects, another kicking sound track by Hans Zimmer and something I’d be glad to follow into sequels.

All in All, I’d have to say “Man of Steel” earns four out of five hopes.

Movie viewing experience courtesy of the Royal Twin Theater of Pauls Valley.

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