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'Man of Steel' Trailer: This Is the 'Tree of Life' of Super-Powered Alien Hero Movies

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Superman has gotten really dramatic, everyone. Well, except for when his chest catches on fire. He's pretty casual about that. Have a look:

Well, this is undeniably more impressive than the old teasers that looked pieced together from "Americana" and "Gone Fishin'" stock footage collections. But as this is a Zack Snyder film, hard to yet say how much of this is will really hold its implied drama and how much is just his usual hollow, visual bombast that only plays well as a powerfully-orchestrated commercial. Also, is this thing like four hours? From the looks of this, it's going to take a good hundred minutes just to give Clark his costume and that Superman-branded charcoal pencil. Hopefully that will all become clearer as the next five or ten trailers slowly trickle in up to the film's premiere.

How about Michael Shannon's Zod, though, huh? Was this guy in everyone's high school or what?

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If you can't wait until June, you can see more of him on your yearbook's wrestling team page.

(Thanks, Jarryd and Owen)

  • July 23, 2012
    Who says a superhero movie can't be pieced together entirely from the "Americana" and "Gone Fishin'" stock footage collections? Director Zack Snyder this weekend made his case for the matter with the first Man of Steel teaser, which debuted before The Dark Knight Rises in two v... / Continue →
  • May 6, 2013
    It's only thirty seconds long, but this new spot for Man of Steel nonetheless manages to squeeze in some new footage while reiterating the massive scale of the film. Have a look below, but be forewarned: Kevin Costner is so epically fatherly, you're going to disown your own dad... / Continue →
  • April 17, 2013
    We won't know for another couple months whether director Zack Snyder has pushed beyond his tone-deaf veneer of slick visual bombast for The Man of Steel, but he sure has made some nice-looking commercials. Here's the latest, which at last pushes beyond all the dramatic expositi... / Continue →
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