December 13, 2012

New Man of Steel Trailer

Here you go. The new Man of Steel trailer. Aka The New Superman Movie.

There’s a lot of parenty stuff I could say about it. I will one of these days. For now, some thoughts.

Topless Robot’s Chris Cummins asks some good general questions: “Do you want an angsty bearded Superman? At some point in the film will he throw on Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures and sulk? Will Lois Lane be moonlighting at Hot Topic in the movie?”

I had to look up the Joy Division reference. Here’s the album via YouTube.

So the answer is, um, that’d be weird. Then again perhaps Kryptonian pop music sounds like Joy Division. Stranger things have happened in Superman’s long and storied history, including the Man of Steel showing that he has been, at times, not exactly a super dad.

As for “angsty bearded Superman”, the always awesome Justice League animated series featured a Superbeard in the episode “Hereafter”. Here’s a clip but you should watch the whole episode. Frankly you should watch the whole series. But here’s the Superbeard.

The excellent nerd-style news and views site The Mary Sue has a list of “6 Infamous Superman Beards“; they say “Hereafter” is the best version. Some of the others are fun, though. My point is that if the movie isn’t great, don’t blame the beard.

Bottom line: the trailer looks a little bit… so so. Not that I won’t see the movie. Of course I will. It’s just that Superman isn’t Batman. And Pa Kent would never suggest that Clark let someone die to protect his secret identity. (It’s in the trailer.) So, like, I dunno. Hopefully it’ll be at least be better than “Superman Returns.” Because, like I said, I’ll wind up seeing it either way.

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