After seeing the new trailer for Man of Steel for the umpteenth time, I am convinced that next year will be a banner year for the Man of Steel. A little background: I am a major Supes fan. I know it’s not as cool as Batman. I know that Superman is a boring boy scout. I still don’t care. The first comic book superhero movie I ever saw was Superman: The Movie. Christopher Reeve and director Richard Donner made me believe that a man could fly. It still does. It’s still my favorite superhero movie even with all those Avengers, Batman’s, and that Peter Parker guy, running around in movies these days.
In the last few years it has been a ridiculous tragedy that Warner Bros. cannot figure out how to make these DC superheroes as great as they are on the page. Except for Batman, they just can’t seem to pull it together. Well I certainly hope that this is it. Because I want kids today to experience what I did when I first saw Christopher Reeve catch that helicopter.
Here’s the trailer if you haven’t already seen it. Enjoy.