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Man of Steel (2013)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 14 June 2013 (USA)
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Clark Kent is an alien who as a child was evacuated from his dying world and came to Earth, living as a normal human. But when survivors of his alien home invade Earth, he must reveal himself to the world.

Director:

Zack Snyder

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David S. Goyer (screenplay), David S. Goyer (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Cavill ... Clark Kent / Kal-El
Amy Adams ... Lois Lane
Michael Shannon ... General Zod
Diane Lane ... Martha Kent
Russell Crowe ... Jor-El
Antje Traue ... Faora-Ul
Harry Lennix ... General Swanwick
Richard Schiff ... Dr. Emil Hamilton
Christopher Meloni ... Colonel Nathan Hardy
Kevin Costner ... Jonathan Kent
Ayelet Zurer ... Lara Lor-Van
Laurence Fishburne ... Perry White
Dylan Sprayberry ... Clark Kent (13 Years)
Cooper Timberline ... Clark Kent (9 Years)
Richard Cetrone ... Tor-An
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Storyline

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Superman: Man of Steel See more »

Filming Locations:

Lone Pine, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$225,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$116,619,362, 16 June 2013

Gross USA:

$291,045,518

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$668,045,518
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bryan Singer and Brandon Routh expressed interest in reprising their positions from Superman Returns (2006) on this film. Singer had originally outlined several sequels to follow his story, and Routh was contracted as well. When Warner Brothers announced this film as a "clean reboot" from Singer's film, Routh still expressed interest in returning, before Zack Snyder declared that this movie would have no ties to any previous cinematic incarnation of the character. See more »

Goofs

In the ship Kals father switches the atmosphere to human so Clark has his super strength back. The forces Zod and his crew to don suits providing Krypton atmosphere, thus killing their super powers. But right after they return to the Clark farm in their suits (Krypton Atmosphere) but have full superpowers. This goes on through the the next major fight scene. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jor-El: Will you not understand? Krypton's core is collapsing! We may only have a matter of weeks! I warned you, harvesting the core was suicide! It has accelerated the process of implosion!
Lor-Em: Our energy reserves were exhausted. What would you have us do, El?
Jor-El: Look to the stars, like our ancestors did! There are habitable worlds within reach. We can begin by using the old outposts.
Ro-Zar: Are you seriously suggesting that we evacuate the entire planet?
Jor-El: No, everybody here is already dead. Give me ...
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Brothers, Legendary Pictures, DC Comics and Syncopy Inc logos are shaded steel gray and appear in swirls and bends of Kryptonian metal.

If you look closely, the Warner Brothers, Legendary Pictures and DC Comics logos have Kryptonian writing. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: Godzilla (98) and Godzilla (2014) (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Ring of Fire
Written by June Carter Cash (as June Carter) and Merle Kilgore
Produced by Allison Crowe and Larry Anschell
Performed by Allison Crowe
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User Reviews

 
Man Of Steel Is Enough For Any Man (or Woman)
12 June 2013 | by intransigenceSee all my reviews

(My first review on IMDb EVER. I don't know why I feel so strongly about defending this movie.)

As a summer tentpole, Man of Steel delivers. It's sprawling, feels epic, and is loaded with enough booms and bangs to keep the popcorn going. But don't let that distract you from the story: the origin is properly managed, and although it does look back to Donner's take on Superman II, it's been given a fresh spin.

Let's face it, he's called SUPERman. They've made him out to be a god on earth, and the action is adequately OTT to address it. This isn't a movie that's meant to be taken seriously; if you can believe a man can fly, you should be able to appreciate the outrageous action.

This is clearly not The Dark Knight, but you'll at least leave the cinema with a hint of a smile on your face, and feeling that the money spent was actually worth it.

High spot: Seeing Russel Crowe as Jor-el. What a fella. Low spot: The last 20 minutes fell a bit flat - but they weren't dull. Feels like: Big, loaded with thrills and spills.


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