- Published on Tuesday, December 11 2012
- Written by Katie Marzullo
Oooooh getting warmer!
Zack Snyder/Christopher Nolan’s Man of Steel has heretofore been somewhat of a conundrum, after a rather bleak teaser trailer and unsettling poster were released. But at long last, the first OFFICIAL trailer has hit the interwebs, and we can finally get a clearer answer about what Snyder and Nolan have in mind for this umpteenth Superman reboot!
If Gladiator and 300 had a baby and exposed it to Kryptonite, then Man of Steel would be the slate-toned result, as far as I can tell. Mixing some origin story along with some bona fide tall-building leaping (much like Richard Donner’s 1978 Superman, starring Christoper Reeve), this movie seems to be leaning toward a more philosophical exploration of the Superman mythos, rather than relying on adrenaline-inducing action sequences. Of course, there may in reality be way more to it than that – trailers can often be so misleading – but there looks to be a lot of heart beneath the red ‘S’ on Supes’s chest. Which is great! I was fearful that he would get too emo, but this trailer seems to indicate that, although many moral dilemmas weigh heavily upon the Son of Jor-El, he’s still a figure of light and wholesomeness.
And speaking of Jor-El, this trailer also gives us a peek at the ubiquitous Russell Crowe as Supes’s wise ol’ dad, and also a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shot of Michael Shannon as the villain General Zod. We also get some homespun wisdom from Kal-El’s adoptive Kansas folks, Martha and Jonathan, played by Diane Lane and Kevin Costner. Wow, what a crew! And yes, at last, our first look at the impossibly flawless Amy Adams as Clark Kent’s main squeeze, Lois Lane.
The trailer ends with Kal/Clark/Supes pondering, “My father believed, that if the world found out who I really was, they would reject me. He was convinced that the world wasn’t ready… What do you think?”
Well, I would respond to that using a quote from Leo DiCaprio’s character in Django Unchained: “Gentleman, you had my curiosity; now, you have my attention.”
DO GO ON.
- Katie Marzullo, YH Staff Editor
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