Saturday, July 21, 2012
Thoughts on the Man of Steel Teaser Trailer
I don't know how to feel about this. On the one hand, I have yet to be moved by a Zack Snyder film. On the other hand, while I didn't exactly love Watchmen, he did at least show respect for the source material.
Why are most of the Superman movies so sad? Yes, he's an orphan, and his existence can be lonely, but the character is supposed to be a beacon of sorts; he's even solar-powered, for crying out loud. Clark Kent isn't a lonely fisherman, he's an outgoing guy who makes connections with people and tries to make everyone's life better.
It should certainly be a good-looking film, anyway. And perhaps Christopher Nolan will play enough of a role as producer to give the film some depth and weight.
But just once, I'd love a Superman movie where the brightly-garbed Man of Steel saves a city by plugging a volcano with a boulder and flying off with a wink and a smile. Or one in which he saves Metropolis from an army of robots, then saves Lois and rehabilitates the mad scientist. This shouldn't be rocket science, even if Kal-El came to Earth on one.