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Taking a look at the "Man of Steel" Trailer

Earlier this week, the newest trailer for the upcoming Superman movie "Man of Steel" debuted on the internet. As intended, this set fandom to buzzing. There's a lot of anticipation, and some apprehension, with Zack Snyder's (Watchmen, 300, Sucker Punch) re-boot of the Superman franchise.

I, for one, was kind of let down by Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns", if only because it was overly long and self-indulgent. And because SUPERMAN DIDN'T PUNCH A SINGLE VILLAIN! But after seeing this trailer, it looks like we're going to get a bit more of a visceral experience, one that hasn't been offered from any of the previous live-action films to date. You look at the trailer and things get pretty 'splodey there, so at least it has that going for it.

I wanted to share a few of my observations and see what you all think about the trailer. Mind you, I have not read of any other accounts about the story, nor do I have any inside knowledge as to what the plot is going to be:

* Opening scene showing Clark Kent floating in water, surrounded by wreckage and what appears to be flames overhead. Does that look like an exploding oil-rig scene to you? That would be rather timely, don't you think? And Clark lying in the water in the crucifixion position? Are we going to be hammering on the Superman as Messiah theme in this flick too? And the beard!

* "The world is too big mom." My guess is this has to do with a young Clark having to deal with the sudden development of super-hearing and other senses.

* Crashing school bus and voice-over of parent saying their child saw "what Clark did." I dunno where Snyder is going with this, but any parent who gets upset that another child has superpowers and used them to save their own is a terrible parent. Also, haven't we seen this whole thing played out in Smallville for years?

*"What was I supposed to do, let them die?" Clark demonstrates his inherent goodness. To me, this is a quality that is overlooked in too many Superman stories. People call him the Big Blue Boy Scout because he's such a straight arrow. They don't seem to understand that he does the right thing BECAUSE IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

* Jonathan Kent implies that Clark should have let the kids on the bus drown. Are we hinting at a bit of moral ambiguity in Jonathan Kent? Of course, this is just a snippet of a scene, but it makes you think. Maybe this will be symbolic of the "nature versus nurture" argument?

* Things get 'splodey! We see flashes of action set pieces. Crashing star ships. Jor-El and Lara saying goodbye to their infant son. Zod. Superman in handcuffs. Lois Lane taking Superman's hand. Lots of stuff to digest here, but we can clearly see that Snyder intends to give Superman fans something different than what they've seen in previous films.

If you want to read what I feel is probably the definitive Superman origin story, read "BIRTHRIGHT" by Mark Waid and Francis Leinil Yu. There are a couple images that I've seen in the previous trailer that made me think they would be basing the new film on it.

Every time I watch the trailer I pick up something new and have different reactions, but enough about me. What do YOU think? Let me know in the comment section or hit me up on Twitter!

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