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2. THE CAST
The “Man of Steel” cast truly elevated the movie to great heights for me. Starting with Henry Cavil, who you believe as the outsider that just wants to help. Cavill embodied a version of Clark Kent we hadn’t seen before on the big screen. On that same note, Amy Adams played a no-nonsense Lois Lane, who would never be fooled by a pair of glasses. Her investigative skills bring her right to the doorstep of the man of steel, showing she’s more than a damsel in distress.
Michael Shannon could’ve chewed scenery all film after seeing his performance in “Premium Rush,” but instead we got a nuanced, thinking man’s performance. His reasoning was completely understandable and though he was vicious you feel for his plight. Antje Traue was a great right hand for Shannon, beautiful and ruthless. Diane Lane should not be forgotten as Clark’s anchor, and she definitely played a great Martha Kent. Laurence Fishburne was a great and inspired choice for Perry White, and I only wish they had given him more to do.
But it was Russell Crowe’s Jor-El and Kevin Costner’s Johnathan Kent that really stood out for me, as they exemplified the duality of the lessons they were teaching Clark/Kal.