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New “Man of Steel” Trailer Offers More Hints, Keeps Us Guessing

by on December 11, 2012

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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?

Chime in below and tell us what you think of the new cinematic Superman so far.