Man Of Steel Ranked Below Superman Returns On Rotten Tomatoes

Superman Returns vs. Man Of Steel

While it's still very early, there has been a rather surprising development in regards to critical reviews of Man Of Steel. While some critics have labeled Man Of Steel as the best Superman movie ever or one of the best comic book movies ever, other critics have not liked the movie at all. In fact, Man Of Steel is currently rated lower than the much panned Superman Returns on Rotten Tomatoes. At the time of this article, Man Of Steel has a 74% freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes compared to Superman Returns freshness rating of 76%. Of course, Superman Returns' rating is based on 256 reviews, and Man Of Steel 's rating is based on only 34 reviews. With so few reviews so far for Man Of Steel, it's freshness rating could change dramatically as more reviews arrive. The original 1978 Superman movie is currently the highest rated Superman movie on Rotten Tomatoes with a 93% freshness rating. Of course, Rotten Tomatoes didn't exist back when the first Superman movie came out, so the 58 reviews counted toward the films rating occurred well after its release date. Superman III is the worst reviewed of the Superman films with only a 26% freshness rating. For our part,'s review of the Man Of Steel labeled it as the best comic book movie ever made. It will be interesting to see how the film fairs among the general public when it is released this weekend.