Sunday, July 14, 2013
One of the surprises for me in watching Man of Steel was Russel Crowe's performance as Jor-El. I came in with lowered expectations because I had just seen the man almost single-handedly destroy the film adaptation of Les Miserables (he is a talented actor, but his singing voice leaves much to be desired). I thought he handled the role of Superman's birth father well, and I was not expecting him to have so much screen time. I especially liked the extended opening sequence on Krypton, it was cool to see Crowe in full action hero mode again. I wouldn't have minded a whole film set on Krypton from what I saw there, it was a visual feast.