Movie Plot – Steel: John Henry Irons designs weapons for the army. When his project to make weapons that are harmless to soldiers is sabotaged, he leaves with a sense of horror. When he sees gangs using his weapons on the streets, he uses his brains and his Uncle Joe’s know-how to fight back and becomes a real man of “steel”.
Director: Kenneth Johnson
Writer: Kenneth Johnson
Cast: Shaquille O’Neal, Annabeth Gish, Judd Nelson
Mentally prepared for this movie
I recently watched Spawn that was released in the same year. In fact, I called that movie the worst superhero movie of all time I have seen. Many people told me that Steel would be much worse, so I was mentally prepared for this.
I had watched Spawn on my own, but I ended up seeing Steel with two. I watched it with my cousin, who is also a fan of comic book movies. He had never seen this movie either.
The film Steel is, as many say, very bad. The special effects are terrible, and the acting is worse, but at least it’s not boring. In the end, I saw this movie as a comedy, a movie so bad that it’s actually funny. Of course, it’s not meant to be funny, but it is what it is. That’s why I enjoyed it more because you can laugh at how terrible it is.
Man of Steel?
For starters, it takes quite a long time before he finally gets his outfit. It’s as you’d expect, an outfit made of Steel. That makes him the Man of Steel, although everyone knows that this title is rather for Superman.
Steel’s only observable superpowers are: being tall, having a metal suit that makes him walk slowly, and pronouncing elusive catchphrases that are so bad that you have to burst out laughing. And also, you have to love his smile.
And Shaquille O’Neil may be a great guy, but he’s not made for acting. His reactions to certain events are just hilarious and sometimes even awkward. On top of that, he’s super big and clumsy as a superhero. His secret identity won’t be hard to find. However, I don’t blame the guy for trying. At least he goes for it, and in the latest film, Hubie Halloween, he was actually a great addition.
In the first part of the film, there was a chase scene. This was probably the worst chase scene I had seen in my life. It was pretty clumsy and a lot of unnecessary scenes. Even when he had to jump over walls, he crawled over them like a big child. He also walks very slow.
How to watch this film?
You are free to choose whether you want to see this movie or not. Because you know, I’m not your dad. The only recommendation I can give you is to see it with friends. Because that can give you a good time with a lot of laughter. If you’re going to watch this alone, you’ll probably just cringe.
An extra tip, is to make a drinking game out of this. I don’t even have rules for this, but I’m pretty sure you’ll find them on the internet! Drinking games can be great fun, but do it responsibly!
Steal is, as most say, a very bad movie. Although you can also watch this as an unattended comedy.