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Mixed Reviews Greet 'Man Of Steel' As It Prepares To Fly Into Theaters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 11, 2013 11:04 AM
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If you were anywhere near the internet late last night, you're probably saw social media light up as the first reviews for the Zack Snyder-directed, Christopher Nolan-produced "Man Of Steel" hit the web. This was just a couple of hours after the news arrived that Snyder and screenwriter David S. Goyer were going to return for a fast-tracked sequel, and while a billion dollars remains the benchmark the movie has to reach to be a success, it should be noted that after product/promo tie-ins alone (of which there are over 100, take that "The Internship") the picture has already banked $170 million. But wait, what's the verdict on the actual movie?

Review: 'Man Of Steel' Directed By Zack Snyder, Starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams & Michael Shannon

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 10, 2013 11:00 PM
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In the opening scenes of Zack Snyder's “Man of Steel,” the planet of Krypton announces itself with the director's customary visual smorgasbord: canyons bathed in stark golden light, frenzied aerial battles for the planet's future, and a host of CGI creatures and machinery zipping around. It is a garish, worrying sight, saved finally by silence, as a mother laments her son's future on Earth. “We'll never see him walk,” Lara Lor-Van (Ayalet Zurer) quietly says to her husband, Jor-El (Russell Crowe, solid throughout his considerable role). The line connects, both actors retrieving the film from gaudy chaos for a moment of humanity; the child departs, leaving his parents to their planet's fate. Thankfully, down on Earth, we proceed to see him walk, run, and then fly in Snyder's impressive, bold take on the Superman mythology -- one that strains under its helmer's indulgent action tendencies, but succeeds on heart where brawn will not.

Watch: 2 New Clips & TV Spot For 'Man Of Steel' Featuring General Zod & Faora

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • June 7, 2013 9:38 AM
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We’re officially a week away from the “Man of Steel” flying into theaters and I couldn’t be more thrilled. How the final product will turn out is still up in the air, but I have to say that this has been a fine promotional run for Warner Bros. I haven’t seen a single bit of footage or trailer that has dissuaded me from seeing this film on June 14th. Speaking of which, we have the latest TV spot and two new clips which you can view below.

Watch: Final Trailer For 'Man Of Steel' Takes Flight

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2013 12:14 PM
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In one week, late night screenings will begin for "Man Of Steel" as it opens around the world and one last trailer has been pulled together to catch your attention if somehow you're still not planning to see one of the most anticipated movies of the summer.

Watch: First 2 Clips From 'Man Of Steel' Plus 13-Minute Featurette & New TV Spots

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 5, 2013 8:59 AM
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Geez, it's been two days since we last wrote about "Man Of Steel," which in Marketing Years is practically a lifetime. So we'll start off your day with a plethora of new goodies as we're now just over a week away from the film hitting theaters. And it starts off with two clips from the flick.

Over 40 New 'Man Of Steel' Images; Zack Snyder Suggests A Superman Sequel Must Arrive Before 'Justice League' Can Happen

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 1, 2013 11:21 AM
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"I get my evil from Satan. I drink it. It hurts. But then I take some Pepto and the pain goes away," Michael Shannon joked yesterday in typically mischievous fashion regarding his villain character Zod at the "Man Of Steel" press conference in Los Angeles. Yep, Zack Snyder's Superman movie is only 14 days away, press in L.A. have seen it (including us) and reviews should be hitting closer to release. More from the press conference soon, but more immediately, Warner Bros. has released 47 "new" images from the movie, some of them that you've already seen in lo-rez fashion and some that you haven't seen before, period.

'Man Of Steel' Star Henry Cavill To Fly In And Save 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 28, 2013 9:07 PM
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Confident much, Warner Bros.? Tom Cruise may have abruptly exited "The Man From U.N.C.LE.," the studio's spy action thriller which Guy Ritchie will direct, but acting quickly, the studio has already found a would-be replacement. And while he's far from a household name yet, the actor, British thespian Henry Cavill is set to play Superman in WB's "Man Of Steel" this summer, and clearly the studio is feeling good about the film's box-office chances and therefore by proxy, launching the actor near the A-list.

Watch: 3 New 'Man Of Steel' TV Spots Brings Hope Against General Zod

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • May 28, 2013 8:59 AM
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The release of “Man of Steel” is just two weeks away. One month after an 'Iron Man' movie, seven years after “Superman Returns,” could “Man of Steel” still be the movie event of the year? As we get closer to the release date, Superman is certainly becoming more ubiquitous. Today, for example, we have three new TV spots, a Hardee’s commercial, and an online game has just arrived where you can fly Superman around Metropolis. Is that enough to get you on board? After all, we are talking about a cultural icon. This can’t just be “another superhero movie,” can it?

More New 'Man Of Steel' Photos Show Off Young Clark, Baby Superman And Actor Identity Of "Jimmy" Olsen

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 15, 2013 7:10 PM
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Zack Snyder takes Superman very seriously. “In the comic-book universe, you have all these sort of minor celebrities that have been put up as the end-all, be-all,” Snyder told Hero Complex recently throwing some shade at movies that have featured lesser heroes like Green Lantern, Ghost Rider and the Punisher among others. “And then you have the fallen king who’s sadly relegated to the shadows. It’s cool to resurrect him and say, ‘Understand that this is the granddaddy of all superheroes.’”

Watch: Superman Faces Earth's Destruction In New TV Spot For 'Man Of Steel' Plus New Poster

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 13, 2013 9:45 AM
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We sit just about a month away before Zack Snyder's “Man of Steel” hits theatres, and with Christopher Nolan's name attached, you can bet nothing too salacious will hit the web long before that date. That doesn't mean there won't be a host of intriguing glimpses though, as a new TV spot and minimalist poster just released online show.

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