Podcast Special - Talking 'Man of Steel' - AwardsCircuit.com - By Clayton Davis

Podcast Special – Talking ‘Man of Steel’

manofsteel_logoTerence and Joey digest everything that is Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel that opened last week.  Talk about your thoughts on the film in the comment section and make sure you send in your questions for this Sunday’s Power Hour!

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Clayton Davis

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Clayton Davis started to write professionally in his sophomore year of college when Johnny Alba, the editor and owner of the old Oscar prediction site, The Oscar Igloo, had an opening for staff writers. Clayton wrote for The Igloo for nearly four years before being appointed editor and revamping and renaming The Oscar Igloo into the now popular mega-site, The Awards Circuit. Since then, Clayton has become a proud member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to awards season show, The Critics Choice Awards. Most recently, Clayton is a now an active member of the International Press Academy, which hosts the popular Satellite Awards as well as the newly integrated Broadcast Television Journalists Association, which hosts the Critics Choice Television Awards. In June 2014 he became the year's first accepted member to New York Film Critics Online. He has been quoted in various outlets (CNN.com, Bloomberg.com, TheWrap.com, AceShowbiz.com, SlashFilm.com, ScottFeinberg.com) and continues to raise the bar for film-talking enthusiasts around the globe.

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  • Ryan

    This is a seriously hard film to give a rating for, but I have to say it is a 7/10. Liked the writing, as it has a real Batman Begins vibe to it, as well as Kevin Costner’s performance which was exactly what it needed to be for this subtle of a role. At times it felt more like Spider-man than Batman Begins if only because this was a story about the hero learning to control his supernatural powers for good.

    Wasn’t a huge fan of that hour long fight scene at the end.
    I have seen many people compare this battle to the one from The Avengers, and they aren’t wrong. Steel’s problem is that there is only one guy fighting for an hour by himself instead of multiple characters doing different things on the screen to keep the audience’s attention. When you are seeing the same building getting destroyed in the same way for the tenth time, you find that it isn’t as awesome as it was the first time.

    The comment on the score bugs me for some reason but I understand what you mean. I thought that there were some good themes in there, although they were severely overused. For instance, the song in the Nokia trailer was incredible… And then they played it twenty times over. It wasn’t Williams’ score by any means but it helped deliver Snyder’s tone (or rather Nolan’s).

    As far as Oscar potential, the only realistic nominations I can see are Visual Effects and Sound Editing. However I felt that the Costume Design for the Kryptonian armor was impressive and would love to see a nod there. Overall, this wasn’t quite the blockbuster that will “make my summer” as I had hoped, but it was a solid superhero film.

    • http://TheAwardsCircuit Joey Magidson

      Well said…

  • Ryan


    • http://TheAwardsCircuit Joey Magidson

      You’re quite welcome…