Man Of Steel
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.