New “Man of Steel” Trailer Offers More Hints, Keeps Us Guessing
By Luke Y. Thompson on December 11, 2012
We’re used to Zack Snyder’s movies looking like stylized comic books, but it would appear that working with the top character in all of comicdom has pushed him in a different direction, visually – even as we see more footage of Man of Steel, it looks more and more like what would happen if Terrence Malick made an action movie. Not that there’s a damn thing wrong with that. It’s easy to imagine that Christopher Nolan’s oversight pushed Snyder more toward realism, but who can tell, really?
There are many reasons to do a frame-by-frame on this trailer, especially in the second part, wherein we get only brief glimpses of Michael Shannon’s General Zod, Russell Crowe’s Jor-El, a bare-chested Superman on fire, an unshaven Superman snarling like he’s Wolverine, and a whole lot of hovering spaceships that we figure Kal-El will start tossing around in the film’s climax.
Dunno what to make of Pa Kent telling little Clark that maybe he shouldn’t have saved a bunch of kids from drowning. Let us trust that it’s a moment of moral weakness. And we’re still dying to know – how does Superman shave?
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