Man of Steel

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Man of Steel dir. by

This is a Superman film. And a Superman origins film at that, so you can guess at some of the plot. Clark Kent dealing with his superhero side, becoming Superman, and learning about where he really came from. But this is...

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Watchmen by dir. by

Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore & illus. Dave Gibbons Don’t you just love it when you turn up to watch a crappy film[1] and then get to see an excellent one by total fluke? That’s what to be...

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300 [based on the book] by , dir. by

I have a feeling that how you feel at the end of seeing this film will be hugely coloured by your mindset before the film began. Personally I loved it. Wonderful visuals and a great story. Wasn’t overly impressed with the characterisation, but you can’t have everything.

The film begins with a voice-over, and this narrator pipes up throughout the film, sometimes describing the action that we are watching on screen. I have no doubt that some will find this redundant, but, given the ending and who the narrator is I think this device actually works really well. Plus he does add to the melodramatic, over the top atmosphere that make this such a good film.