I’ve been having a lot of discussion regarding the seemingly plethora of comic book movies coming out this summer. One of the movies everyone talks about is how insanely good Man of Steel looks.
I will freely admit that the poster looks great. The trailers, especially the trailers that are the same images but featuring the narration of Russell Crowe in one and Kevin Costner in the other was pure marketing brilliance.
I like the look that they gave to Henry Cavill, and I like the look he brings to the movie. I think it’s a respectful modernization in a grittier sense that definitely falls into line with Christian Bale‘s incredibly dark and dirty portrayal of Batman. Unfortunately, while Batman traditionally is a dark character, this is not necessarily where Superman originates from, so hopefully his core fan base won’t riot in the streets.
So when people ask me how psyched I am to see Man of Steel, I generally tell them I’m meh. I’ll be sure to see it, but it isn’t a movie I’ll brave the opening weekend crowds for. I consider myself with reservation to be excited for this movie.
Here’s my main problem.
This trailer also looks like the associated movie will be kick ass…
… and it sucked. There is no two ways about it, 2006’s Superman Returns absolutely disappointed on multiple levels. Storyline was meh at best. Costuming was okay, but just didn’t feel fresh enough. Superman’s illegitimate child throwing a grand piano while having an asthma attack, playa please.
So when people ask me about Man of Steel, I am hesitant. I am hesitant because I have been down this road before and do not want to get excited and then feel that severe disappointment walking out of the theater as all hopes of seeing a Justice League movie are smashed to smithereens.
Because that’s what this is really about, right? The future of DC cinema has been placed in Cavill and director Zack Snyder‘s hands.
And we’re doomed….