Man Of Steel

Western Times - - TV GUIDE LIFE -

Satur­day, nine/im­parja, 7pm, M (2013)

This re-imag­in­ing of the Su­per­man tale, di­rected by Zack Sny­der (Watch­men), pro­duced by Christo­pher Nolan

(The Dark Knight) and star­ring Bri­tish hunk Henry Cav­ill

(The Tu­dors, pic­tured), has block­buster writ­ten all over it, but de­liv­ers an un­ex­pect­edly grit­tier tale than its pre­de­ces­sors. Cav­ill is brood­ing as the su­per­hero who dons steel (rather than tights), ditch­ing the com­i­cal el­e­ments of the clas­sic to em­body a se­ri­ous, lonely Clark Kent who, upon dis­cov­er­ing his ex­trater­res­trial ori­gins, un­loads mass de­struc­tion in his fight to save Earth. Star­ring Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Russell Crowe as Kent’s bi­o­log­i­cal fa­ther, the story has a dif­fer­ent feel, which might dis­please comic-book trag­ics, but this glossy take should hold view­ers cap­tive with its abun­dance of rip-roarin’ action.

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