Heroic Retrospective: ‘Man Of Steel’

This Friday, one of the most discussed and highly anticipated films of the year will finally be out in theaters as Warner Bros. Pictures’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will bring the Last Son of Krypton and the Caped Crusader of Gotham City together for the first time on the big screen. But before we get to the second chapter of the DC Extended Universe that will start to flesh out their world and eventually bring together the Justice League, there was Man of Steel that came out in June 2013. Out of all the Superman movies that we have had in this generation, Man of Steel is by far the one that is still today being heavily discussed about as the reception was and still today is divided.

Heroic Hollywood had yet to be created back in 2013 and as the week has finally arrived for Batman v Superman, we wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on the film that set up the DCEU. To do that, we brought together many of our staff writers together and let each of them give their thoughts about the film, the birth of this interpretation of the Man of Tomorrow and more. While it has been three years, we do warn those who have yet to see Man of Steel that there will be spoilers brought up in some of the thoughts on the next pages.


Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.