This review is spoiler free. I do give one detail, but it’s about what is not in the film. There are no spoilers about what actually happens in the movie, so this review is safe to read if you haven’t seen it. Matter of fact, I recommend you read this first because the info I give here might help you decide if you want to see Man of Steel.
First and foremost, I loved the movie – start to finish – until I realized something very important.
As I sat there, watching the credits roll, it occurred to me…
This movie did not use Superman’s most iconic power!
When someone mentions Superman, there’s one power that immediately shoots into any sane person’s head:
Obviously, I’m talking about his ability pull a weird plastic film from the S on his chest, then throw the plastic film and watch as it grows and turns into a giant plastic net which covers his opponent. Then the plastic net immediately disappears.
I mean, that power is Superman!
I find it offensive that they didn’t show him using his most obvious and iconic super power. It’s like they don’t know Superman at all!
Other than that, I loved the movie, but honestly… I’m not sure I can forgive them for not using the plastic S-net. That power defines him! It’s what makes him super! It’s a travesty that they left it out. An absolutely travesty.
Okay, I’m done. I’m too angry to type anything else.
p.s. For those of you who have lived in a cave for the past 3 decades, here’s the power I’m talking about… the power that everybody knows is Superman’s most famous power…