Movie Power Rankings: ‘Man of Steel’ flies to the top

Superman has landed, and this week’s Movie Power Rankings is all about the big blue guy. “Man of Steel, “Warner Bros.’ latest take on the superhero, hits theaters this weekend, and we’ve been buried under a mountain of commercials, trailers, posters, and more leading up to its release. There’s already even talk of a sequel. Does the film live up to all the hype? HitFix’s Drew McWeeny thinks so. Here are a few more interviews to help seal the deal: Co-star Amy Adams on the film’s “stronger” interpretation of Lois Lane, Michael Shannon on playing Zod, and director Zack Snyder (“300,” “Suckerpunch”) on the film’s explosive action sequences.

As for the rest of this week’s list…

June 12, 2013

1. “Man of Steel” (Last week: Not ranked)
We also threw together a comic book primer in preparation for the film for those looking for a little extra credit.

2. “X-Men: Days of Future Past” (Last week: Not ranked)
The sequel is back on MPR as director Bryan Singer just can’t stop tweeting pics of the film’s stars — including Michael Fassbender as Magneto —  from the set. 

3. “Fables” (Last week: Not ranked)
Will the cult DC fantasy comic finally make it to the big screen?

4. “Thor: The Dark World” (Last week: Not ranked)
New photos show off star Chris Hemsworth and the evil Malekith the Accursed (Chris Eccleston)

5. “This Is the End” (Last week: Not ranked)
When the apocalypse hits, who would you rather spend it with than Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and Craig Robinson? The three stars talk about the film, “Game of Thrones” and even “Ghostbusters 3.”

6. “Afterlife With Archie” (Last week: Not ranked)
Speaking of the apocalypse, now we can find out what’s actually in Jughead’s head. MMMm…brains…

7. “The To-Do List” (Last week: Not ranked)
“Parks and Recreation’s” Aubrey Plaza gets raunchy in the trailer for this all-star indie comedy. 

8. “Anchorman: The Legend Continues” (Last week: Not ranked)
Want to see Ron Burgundy’s jazz flute? The sequel may not be hitting theaters until this fall, but the original will live on in a Washington D.C. museum exhibit. 

9. “Insidious 2” (Last week: Not ranked)
A creepy new trailer for the horror sequel is guaranteed to scare your socks off. Or at least knock your teeth out. Gross.  

10. “Before Midnight” (Last week: Not ranked)
The third film in Richard Linklater’s ongoing series about the lives of two lovers is winning over moviegoers’ hearts, and stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy discuss returning to the roles

Check out last week’s list here. What do you think of this week’s rankings? Share your thoughts below. Or tweet your thoughts with the hashtag #moviepowerrankings and tell us who you want to see in next week’s edition.