Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tease Me, Baby! - Man of Steel

NOTE: This article was originally published by me on TheWebsiteOfDOOM.com

Our beloved Sharpo reviewed the previous Man of Steel trailer with much gusto but this new (and most likely last) trailer falls within my domain. Muuuuhahahaha. Ahem. Yes. So anyway...

A release date of June 14th means we don't have much longer to wait to see this movie. With a stellar cast featuring Kevin Costner, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Shannon, and Russel Crowe it has a lot of fire power in it's tank but back that up with 300 director Zack Snyder (who seems to be the film version of Marmite) and a story by The Dark Knight's Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer... and suddenly this is a powerhouse of a movie.

With so many previous Superman films missing the mark, can Man of Steel break the mold?



- The S stands for Space


If I'm judging this right, they seem to be changing a significant part of the origin story (although, with DC, that's not a big deal as they change those every second issue) by making Krypton destroy itself through war rather than a natural disaster.

The S stands for Space

Interesting. It gives Zod a slightly different meaning within the story but possibly an even stronger position so it's not necessarily a wrong move.

- The S stands for Shadow


Another guess, but this seems to be Superman walking out of the Fortress of Solitude for the first time as Superman.

The S stands for Shadow

Say what you will about Snyder but the dude knows heroic shots.

- The S stands for Smatrix


Remember in the Matrix movies when Neo figures out how to fly? He does this crouch thingy which builds up all this energy and the boom! This is an EXACT copy of that maneuver.

The S stands for Smatrix

I only say this becuase the Matrix version is so distinctive it's impossible to deny.

- The S stands for Shouting


I'm really looking forward to Michael Shannon in action as Zod. He's such a great actor and is genuinely scary when he wants to be.

The S stands for Shouting

I hope he tells everyone to kneel.

- The S stands for Specs-less


So here's an interesting thing I've noticed. No glasses on Clark. It may have been something that was announced or spoken about before but I didn't realise it. We're not getting the spectacled Clark Kent?

The S stands for Specs-less

What?! I don't think I'm cool with that.

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Overall: this is a genuinely inspiring trailer. It's the first one I've seen that makes me want to pay money to see it in the cinema. Snyder, you may have converted another one.