Not to betray my fellow Marvel fanboys, but Zack Snyder’s MAN OF STEEL is my most anticipated flick of the year (yes, even more than THOR : THE DARK WORLD). Supes is the quintessential superhero, the template for a horde of other like-minded do-gooders, and to watch a modern remake of the character (under the influence of the Nolan brothers) is a true fucking treat. Combine that with Snyder’s natural penchant for style, and you’re destined for a great flick… at least that’s what we hope.
Check out pics of Zod, Faora, Superman, Lois, and more below:
I hate to always draw a comparison between DC’s Nolan-verse and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but if there’s one place where the Batman movies succeeded (and where Man of Steel may as well) is in their creation of a realistic world. And no, I’m not bitching about Marvel’s lack of “dark” or “gritty” tones. The Nolan flicks created a fictional world, but one that seemed realistic within its own laws, and void of ham-fisted cliches. Oh… and their actual worlds look REAL! Marvel movies are not only overly humorous (and filled with film cliches), but their sets/costumes/environments look like movie sets/costumes/environments! Whenever I toss in The Avengers, I’m not entirely invested in the story at hand, because it looks so damn artificial. Anyone remember that atrocious scene between Bruce Banner and Black Widow in India? I fucking cringed HARD!
Sorry… that was a bit too much bitching and moaning. I love the Marvel flicks, but I’m damn excited to see a superhero movie that doesn’t rely on my pet peeves.
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond his imagination. Transported years ago to Earth from Krypton, a highly advanced, distant planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question ‘Why am I here?’ Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark discovers having extraordinary abilities means making difficult decisions. When the world is in dire need of stability, an even greater threat emerges. Clark must become a Man of Steel, to protect the people he loves and shine as the world’s beacon of hope – Superman.