James Franco has offered his own review for Man of Steel!
In a crossover of epic proportions, one of the main characters from the Spider-Man films with Tobey Maguire has given his own review on the latest DC Comics film Man of Steel. No, that wasn’t a hole in space and time ripping open.
James Franco says that he doesn’t mind the fact that Spider-Man got a reboot so quickly after the films he starred in were over with. He chalks it up to necessity and money. The studio has to make money on the film or it’s a flop. In the end, James Franco isn’t bitter about being in a set of films so quickly forgotten. Having been in a few comic book films himself, it allows him to understand the intricacies of making a film like Man of Steel.
Offering his opinion on the Superman reboot, James Franco said in Vice:
“Man of Steel is great because it delivers everything it should. It made Superman cool again. It delivered great action and interesting characters with a plot that was grounded enough to make us care a little. But, in the end, why did I really walk away liking it? It wasn’t because of the film’s message. Maybe I sound naïve going to a film like this for a message, but images and themes are being thrown at me in 3D, so I want to know what I’m swallowing. One of the main reasons I liked it was because in this film, Superman’s S symbol stands for ‘hope’ on the planet Krypton. Viewers discover that Superman is the symbol of hope for his dead race and simultaneously the symbol of hope for the human race.”
All in all, James Franco said that Man of Steel delivered a superhero film that not only makes us care about the character, but also delivers the thought that Superman is a symbol of hope for two worlds. It’s quite rare for a character to become a symbol such as that in a film full of 3D effects and big name actors.
What do you think of Man of Steel? Do you agree with what James Franco said in his review?
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