Thursday, August 6, 2015

Superman / How super is Man of Steel

Close up: How super is Man of Steel?

Catch up with the last seven days in the world of film
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Man of Steel: Superman
Henry Cavill as Superman in Man of Steel. Photograph: Allstar/Warner Brothers/Sportsphoto Ltd/Allstar

The big story

It's big. Very big. It could be the biggest ever. Man of Steel is here, the latest Superman film, directed by Zack Snyder and with Christopher Nolan's sticky fingerprints all over it. The film itself burst fully formed into the media at 4am on Tuesday morning, when the worldwide media embargo was lifted. Our first look review handed it three big stars, an assessment repeated when the capo, Peter Bradshaw, gave his verdict.

Henry Cavill in

Critics across the planet weighed in, with the word being on the positive side of mixed. That of course cut no ice with the big cheeses at Warner Bros, who have already commissioned a sequel; nor with our man in the stalls, Joe Queenan, who took the exact opposite view to WB. Give the superheroes a rest, was his basic message.

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