Man of Steel sees Superman return

Man Of Steel
Man Of Steel

In the 35 years since Christopher Reeve took flight as Superman, the iconic hero has been laid to rest in a best-selling DC Comics storyline, endured teen angst in TV series Smallville, and stumbled in the 2006 blockbuster Superman Returns.

Man Of Steel removes any traces of campness or charm that distinguished the 70s and 80s big screen incarnations.

What remains is a bombastic and bruising reboot, punctuated by overblown set pieces, which trace the central character’s journey from his war-ravaged home planet to Kansas.

Henry Cavill as Superman has the rugged good looks and impressive physique but his performance lacks emotion, alternating between chisel-jawed pensiveness and unbridled rage.