Man of Steel

Man of Steel

DVD - 2013
Average Rating:
Rate this:
A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
Publisher: [Burbank, CA] :, Warner Bros. Entertainment,, [2013]
Edition: Widescreen
Copyright Date: ©2013
Branch Call Number: FIC Man
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1,rda
1 videodisc (143 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: CHV rating: PG
Ontario Film Review Board - PG rating


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Oct 27, 2017

The comment below made by TheUltimateReviewer is only somewhat true. There are some similarities throughout the movie, but nothing against Catholicism. It is never once in the movie mentioned that he is God, the closest thing that come to it is one of the characters says, "He will be like a god to them", noting that it dosnt say he is God, but they use that line to emphasize that he is more powerful than us. I have seen this movie multiple time and i am Catholic and I find nothing wrong with it and I recommend it.

They compare the "Man of Steel" to JESUS CHRIST. Not at all recommended.

Jan 24, 2017

Based on one of the most famous superheroes of all time, Man of Steel delivers epic action alongside a good plot. The CGI was incredible, with everything looking pretty realistic. The action was amazingly epic, with hard and powerful blows from otherworldly aliens. Intense action is something I really like in action movies, especially when the effects are well done. Basically, the movie begins with the destruction of Superman’s planet as he is sent to Earth. We see him as a youngster and some of the things he is capable of, like saving kids in a bus by holding it up! As he grows up, he must find a purpose.
Rating: 3/5
- @JuiceboxZ of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

In this 2013 film following the life of Cal-El, but known as Superman or Clark Kent to many. This good-hearted superhero grew up with a simple life but learned he had unordinary powers. Personally, I loved this film, everything from the cinematography to the plot. However, the character himself never really struggled with inner demons, thus not making him relatable to the average person. This was an interesting concept and great CGI to go with it.
- @Florence of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Apr 19, 2016

Terrible--Hardly any story and the whole thing is non stop CGI explosions. Skip it.

dragonrabbit Mar 10, 2016

This version of Superman is joyless and as heavy handed as a punch by General Zod. Some nice visuals, however the fight scenes seem to never end.

Feb 05, 2016

For a Superman movie, this had a lot going for it. I find Superman boring because he always does the right thing--what's interesting about that?!? This movie pits the man of steel against his own kind, just returned from the Phantom Zone and Zod is ready to kill. The end fight scene is way too long, but other than that, I'd watch it again. Good start to the planned Justice League franchise.

Oct 31, 2015

The biggest question is why this film was made. It's not that different from the other Superman films. A few more special effects, but blah.

I give it no stars at all.

Sep 15, 2015

It's ok. Pretty forgettable though. Hardly seems like a good basis to build the DC Movie Universe around. I get it's mostly an action movie so I try not to nitpick, but there were just too many obvious logic gaps and plot holes to overlook. If you watch it for the badassery of Superman beating up Zod it's fun, but the tone overall is just so unrelentingly grim and dark it's hard to feel any of the hope that Superman supposedly represents. The character development is pretty weak. Basically we are supposed to feel sorry for Superman because he had a tough childhood, and we are supposed to care about Lois Lane because she is a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter. That's it.

Sep 15, 2015

It's entertaining enough to pass the time. It is pretty superficial though. The action scenes are cool but I feel like that's a pretty low bar for movies these days. Effects being what they are it isn't exactly rare to have well done fantasy/sci-fi/superhero action. It hardly redeems the movie. Superman's origins and growing up are rushed through to get to the action, so it's hard to feel connected to the characters. They try and make Superman's character deep by giving him a depressing backstory of being bullied and excluded as a child and there are many scenes of this. It's hard not to wonder why he wouldn't just be angry as an adult. There doesn't seem to be any reason for why he sees the human race as worth saving. The scenes with his Kansas parents are basically his Dad saying he can't show his true strength and how he has to bottle himself up for his own safety. Hardly seems like the basis for an emotionally stable adulthood where you would feel compelled to help others.

Aug 22, 2015

Man of Steel is the first movie of a new Superman reboot. When we were all little we must’ve thought that it would be so cool to be Superman. But in this movie it shows us that he had a hard time fitting in with others. This movie shows how hard it was for Superman as he was growing up. He had to deal with powers that he didn’t even know where they came from until he went on a quest to find out things about is past like is family, his home and his strange powers.

This movie showed a lot from his past life before he set foot on earth when is shuttle was found by Mr. and Mrs. Kent who let him to be known as they’re son, they named him Clarke Kent. Later on in the movie he finds himself in one of Krypton’s spacecraft’s and meets his real father and tells him about where he came from.

The origin of Superman was very brief in this movie and I didn’t really know how the rest would play out. I thought this movie could have a more evil villain the General Zod and his army was a little too predictable we knew his plan with just within less than 10 minutes into movie but that didn’t bother me at all the action scene were amazing but there should have been more than just one, come this is Superman movie this is one of the greatest Superhero of all time, he deserves better.

I rate the=is movie 7.5/10. The lack of the origin and action sequences this movie would have been had 10/10 but I still rate it 7.5 because it was still a great movie and I love the parts where they decide to make him start off as an adult and we could see flashbacks or the movie would have been longer than expected other than that this movie was amazing.

View All Comments

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

Aug 08, 2016

DFX thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

shiny0Galvantula Jan 29, 2014

shiny0Galvantula thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Jeffrey Weston
Dec 13, 2013

Jeffrey Weston thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

Nov 07, 2013

jm1976 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages


Add Notices

Jeffrey Weston
Dec 13, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: lots of battles

Jeffrey Weston
Dec 13, 2013

Coarse Language: some language

Jeffrey Weston
Dec 13, 2013

Violence: a lot of violence


Add a Quote

aaa5756 Mar 14, 2014

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

aaa5756 Mar 14, 2014

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

Dec 19, 2013

(On his first day of work at "The Daily Planet", being introduced by Perry White) Lois Lane (with a knowing smile): "Hi. Lois Lane. Welcome to The Planet." Clark Kent (acknowledging the pun, smiling): "...Glad to be here, Lois."


Add a Summary

Jan 24, 2014

A young man learns that he has powers beyond imagination and is from another world. So he ventures across the world to discover what his purpose is. But when a brewing evil from his homeworld invades Earth, the hero inside him must rise if he is to save the world from destruction and become the symbol for all mankind.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings


Find it at WPL

To Top