Superman Returns, Again

Man of Steel is an upcoming American superhero film (June 14, 2013) directed by Zack Snyder, produced by Christopher Nolan and scripted by David S. Goyer. Based on the DC Comics character Superman, the film will be a reboot of the Superman film series, portraying the character’s origin story. The film stars Henry Cavill in the title role, with Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and Michael Shannon as General Zod.

The official trailer is being shown ahead of The Hobbit (to be released 12/14/2012), though a full trailer was released through Apple’s Movie Trailer site early. If you are a fan of comic book movies, you have probably known that this movie was coming down the pipeline and this is our first decent glimpse at this movie (though it is really light on content so no real spoilers so far).

Before I go into my thoughts of the trailer, let me first state that in my heiracrchy of favorite comic book characters, Superman ranks pretty darn high for being virtually an unstoppable force of superpowers (I mean really, did they have to give him nearly all of the cool powers like lasers, super strength, invulnerability, flight, and xray vision?). Unlike most superheroes, the stories of Superman are not about how he has to use every ounce of his power to defeat someone better than him. There are virtually no villians even close to Superman’s power level. Instead, most Superman stories typically are about the heart and soul of a man who strives to protect a race of people not his own and asks for nothing in return. He is the a symbol of what humans should strive to be.

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