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June 19, 2013

REVIEW: ‘Man of Steel’ leaps expectations in a single bound

CLAREMORE —

When “Man of Steel” star Henry Cavill was in high school, he attended Stowe School in Buckinghamshire,  England. 
At 16, the young Cavill was cast as an extra for the  movie “Proof of Life,” starring his future “Man of Steel” co-star Russell Crowe.
As both actors tell the story, Cavill felt awkward amongst his equally star-struck student extras, watching Crowe from afar. So, he approached Crowe, introduced himself, and asked for practical advice from one of the industry’s most practical actors.
So impressed was Crowe with the young man, that days later, Cavill received a package from Crowe which contained (among other things) a jar of Vegemite, a CD of Russell Crowe’s band, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, and an autographed picture of Crowe as he appeared in the movie “Gladiator,” with the message: “Dear Henry, The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. ~ Russell.”
Many years later, after the two had been cast as the otherworldly father and son, Jor-El and Kal-El (aka, Superman and, uh, Superman’s dad), they were sharing a punishing workout in readiness for their roles in “Man of Steel.”
Although Cavill had recognized Crowe, he hadn’t told him they’d met years earlier, waiting until months into their training to re-introduce himself as the now-grown-up boy who’d wanted to know more about acting on the set of “Proof of Life.”
“Ah,” Crowe said, “that explains why working with you feels so familiar.”
Although Zach Snyder’s take on Superman in “Man of Steel” is a wonder-to-behold reinvention of the mythology, much like a grown-up Henry Cavil to Russell Crowe, there are elements of it which feel quite familiar.
“Man of Steel” kicks off with an exhilarating action sequence on Superman’s doomed home world, Krypton, offering a more detailed look than ever (in a movie, at least). Audiences are allowed to see Kryptonian technology and weaponry, animal life, and even alien haute couture, launching the movie off with a blast, similar to the rocket which jettison’s baby Kal-El (Superman) to his adoptive planet, Earth.

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