Man of Steel on Blu-Ray Review

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I just watched Man of Steel on Blu-Ray, and it was quite an enthralling experience. As opposed to viewing it in the theatre, watching this movie with the aid of a remote control benefitted in revealing further detail in some of the film’s engrossing action scenes. Particularly the Smallville battle, with the two-on-one attacks by Faora and Nam-Ek on Superman and military attacks, was a feast for the eyes to re-witness in the comfort of your own home.

Hans Zimmer‘s thunderous soundtrack was also a great addition to the film. While not quite as whimsical as John Williams‘ classic theme, it has a score that inspires hope (Superman’s theme) and gushes with sentimentality (those simple echoing piano chords) and pours on the evil with the thumping General Zod accompaniment.

The Special Features on the main disc are welcomed and provide great insight into the history of the characters, the legacy of the doomed Planet Krypton, as well as the rigorous training and in-camera stunts the actors performed. I certainly gained a new appreciation for the visuals of the film after the viewing the “All Out Action” portion of the Blu-Ray extra, and the seamless real-effect-to-digital optics the team captured to create a superbly realistic film out of something so fantastical as a man flying.

Overall, as I thoroughly enjoyed the film in the theatre, the movie really becomes more appreciated when able to be viewed on one’s own terms as well as getting better with each subsequent viewing. There’s a lot going on here. Much subtlety exists on Krypton and plenty of Easter eggs amount for the keenly astute fanboy for many meanings and messages to be derived from Man of Steel.

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