Is the New Superman Reboot a Success? Listen to Our Podcast Review of Man of Steel

Brow Beat
Slate's Culture Blog
June 14 2013 12:47 PM

Spoiler Special: Man of Steel

Henry Cavill is Superman in Man of Steel
Henry Cavill is Superman in Man of Steel.

Photo byClay Enos©2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Legendary Pictures Funding, LLC

On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate movie critic Dana Stevens talks in spoiler-y detail about new movies with a guest. You can listen to past Spoiler Specials here, and you can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Note: As the title indicates, each installment contains spoilers galore.

In this week’s episode, Stevens discusses Man of Steel with regular Brow Beat writers Forrest Wickman and J. Bryan Lowder. Is Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot a success? How were Henry Cavill and Michael Shannon as Supes and his archenemy, General Zod? And why does no one recognize Clark Kent as Superman? Listen below.

Dana Stevens is Slate's movie critic.

J. Bryan Lowder is a Slate assistant editor. He writes and edits for Outward, Slate’s LGBTQ section, and for the culture section.

Forrest Wickman is a Slate staff writer. 

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