I saw Man of Steel in IMAX 3D tonight — opening night. A few folks were there with me, to say the least.
And, boy, did we get a show.
This movie is HUGE….and not just because it’s an IMAX print. I saw Star Trek Into Darkness in IMAX, and everything in Man of Steel seems bigger by a factor of 10.
The musical score, by Hans Zimmer, is like a punch to the solar plexus. It’s loud and driving (and kinda made my ears hurt, to be honest).
The physical fights and battle scenes are ginormous. And exhausting. The bad guys beat the hell out of Superman, but he just keeps on coming back.
Needless to say, it took a lot of CGI to make Man of Steel, and director Zack Snyder uses it to great effect to create a world worthy of our hero. But the biggest and best part of this movie requires nothing more than a tight closeup to appreciate — Henry Cavill.
In the immortal words of annoying celebrity cook Rachael Ray –