Unfortunately, the unintentionally hilarious dialogue, and outlandish interactions between Zod (Michael Shannon) and Jor-El (Russell Crowe), were impossible to ignore… probably because Cavill was no longer shirtless. The film continued to drag on with fight scene after fight scene – long after the plot should have been resolved – until finally, Clark and Zod face off in an unsatisfying battle that was solved by the snapping of a neck… so why did we watch Superman battle two of Zod’s soldiers, then a Gravity Field machine, then Zod himself?
Plot holes aside, I was entertained for most of the 143 minutes. Catch Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel in theaters June 14th!
And if you think I’m being too harsh, check out my kinder review on SideReel
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