Man of Steel – Christian Movie Review – 143 Minutes of Awesomeness!
I recently viewed Man of Steel – 143 Minutes of Awesomeness! With huge shoes to fill and the weight of the world on his shoulders (cliché enough). Superman took the box office head on and came out with a new hope and restoration to world order, leaving fans of the comic book like me excited and thirsting for how the saga is going to unfold.
And as a Christian I was thoroughly impressed with the moral values instilled in the film: he was taught by his human family to do what is right and just, and how to truly care for people. As a kid Clark Kent has a chat with his father, asking him why God would make him the way he was? That is as far as I am going without posing a spoiler alert for those of you who have not seen the movie yet and are planning to. Also when faced with his greatest conflict against General Zod and the general’s crew from home planet Krypton, you see Clark Kent go to a beautiful stained-glass Church and seek counsel from a preacher; the image of Jesus is beautifully visible on a mural in the background. Here is Superman, distraught and at a stand-still on what he should do with the predicament he is in, and where does he turn first? To a man of God in God’s house. Once again that’s as far as I am going without including a spoiler of the great movie that I thoroughly enjoyed!
It has been several years since I have been to a movie like this, where I enjoyed every bit of the film from beginning until end. It had action, true adventure and conflict, yet managed to stay true to the original character. It shows a man who was made very special having to face his destiny as an extraordinary life form with very special powers. The action scenes were intense, and it was easy for my full-grown adult self to get lost in the moment that made me a fan of Man of Steel in the first place. There was a minimum of swearing, or any that can recall.
Warner Bros. Studios is aggressively marketing Man of Steel to Christian pastors, inviting them to early screenings, creating Father’s Day discussion guides, and producing special film trailers that focus on the faith-friendly angles of the movie. The movie studio even asked a theologian to provide sermon notes titled “Jesus: The Original Superhero” for pastors who want to preach about Superman on Sunday.
To have the top superhero of all time linked with the greatest man who ever lived? I would have to think that Jesus would approve! I give it four out of four stars! Take the family. It is well worth the cost of admission!