Tuesday, April 16, 2013
New Man of Steel Trailer Arrives
It seems that the DNA of Richard Donner's Superman is stronger than you'd think. For a movie that was to be bringing a new Superman to the world, there's certainly no small amount of the epic, world spanning vision Donner's Superman brought to the screen for the first time. Not to mention that it was really Donner and Co. who brought Zod to prominence (he'd not even been the primary Kryptonian villain in the comics, that was Jax-Ur). And there's definitely no small amount of what I recall from the Johns/ Donner penned issues of Action Comics from 2006-ish to what I'm picking up to be the plot.
All that said, I'm pleased. I may miss the red trunks, but I think Cavill seems to have this down. The footage looks spectacular, and (sigh) Amy Adams seems to be a new twist on Lois Lane.
I've heard say folks suggest that Superman doesn't need his origin retold for a new Superman movie, and I tend to disagree. The origin has to work for modern audiences, and, more than anything, I think kids need to see the origin in a language they work in already - these days, that's big, loud, epic movies.
Well, no joke, I'm in. Still looking at this with one squinted, skeptical eye as I remember whose name is attached as director, but you never know.
Oh, and, by the way, if that's Hans Zimmer's score, I approve.