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Submitted by MetalArcade 1156d ago | opinion piece

Man of Steel's New Trailer Is Already Better Than Superman Returns

Going back to Superman's origins, the Man of Steel trailer showcases some of the film's talent, such as Russell Crowe as Superman's alien father, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as the Kents who find and raise him, and of course Henry Cavill as the superhero himself. Amy Adams as Lois Lane is shown at the end of the trailer.

Clark Kent is shown as a child having to guard his secret powers, and he's faced with the choice of saving innocent lives and revealing his true nature, or doing nothing and suffering with the knowledge that he could have saved them. His father tells him that he needs to decide what kind of man he wants to grow up to be, but no matter what, he will change the world.

The film's tone appears to be much more grounded and grittier than previous incarnations. Some might argue that a hero such as Superman doesn't need to be dark, however a character as powerful, as utterly indestructible as his needs some kind of a challenge. (Cinema, Man of Steel)

ReconHope  +   1156d ago
i'm sure they were making the same assumptions on superman returns trailer. let's wait and see
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1156d ago
I bet the spend 90 minutes on how he became superman. If its anything like Dark Knight Rises. I hope he not fighting his inner demons in most of the movie.
MetalArcade  +   1156d ago
I doubt it, but even then at least he wouldn't be fighting a rock like in SM Returns
ReconHope  +   1156d ago
christopher nolan says its not going to be like the dark knight... but we will see
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1156d ago
Thats good news. They should just spend 10-25 mins on how he became superman. I just hate origin stories. I mean seriously who doesnt know how superman got his powers when they milked him for the last 70 years.
aDDicteD  +   1156d ago
the trailer looks very very well done. it showcases the tone of the movie. everyone was well cast, maybe the biggest movie of 2013. snyders visual skills plus nolans storytelling skills well blended together.
wishingW3L  +   1156d ago
Superman Returns has a 6/10 at imdb which is a really high score for such a garbage movie. To me 3/10 would be more appropriate. The movie was boring and forgettable.
aviator189  +   1156d ago
It honestly wasn't 3/10 bad.
Genki  +   1156d ago
Way to jump the gun. I suppose it comes with the territory, people blowing their proverbial load in the midst of trailer hype, but that doesn't make it any less stupid when it does inevitably occur.

Don't count your chickens before they hatch. Any human being who hasn't been living under a rock for the past ten years has seen countless epic trailers for movies that eventually fell short of the mark; I damn sure know I've seen my fair share.

I'm as hyped for this movie as anyone else, but let's just leave it at that - hype. All these guarantees ever seem to accomplish is disappointment, disarray, and hysteria.
Ben_Grimm  +   1156d ago
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengence had the most kick ass trailer I have seen (or can remember).

My gawd when I watched that movie I told myself that who ever edited and put together that trailer should be nominated for King and given the keys to the world. Cause he took pure garbage and made it brilliant.
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1155d ago
Thats exactly how i felt about Bourne Legacy.
calis  +   1155d ago
The point of a trailer is to make it look interesting so people will go see it...so yeah, way too early to say this.

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