We went to go see Man of Steel tonight; the new Superman movie.
I've been looking forward to this movie since I started seeing trailers for it months ago! I'm not a huge movie person but what I had been seeing of this movie had me really excited - it looked like an awesome action flick!
And my verdict?
Well. I didn't really love it. I know! I can't believe it either! It just didn't do it for me.
I didn't hate it but... I didn't love it either.
I won't bother critiquing all the reasons why I didn't fall in love with this film (although, I did fall in love with Henry Cavill a little) but I'll tell you what I did like.
I liked the scenes where there were normal people - not Superman, not the General or any of his lackeys, not even the military personnel; just people like you and me - doing heroic things. Small acts of heroism like saving the dog or staying with their co-worker even in the face of death.
Those kinds of scenes.
They weren't dramatic because they were saving the world. They were dramatic purely in the simplicity of a person doing something brave... because they were there and because they could help.
Those were the scenes I liked and so those are the moments that I choose to remember about this movie.
(I will also remember the scene where Superman comes out of the ocean wearing nothing but a torn pair of trousers. I'm only human.)
What did you think about Man of Steel?