Zack Snyder—as the director of films like 300, Watchmen, and Sucker Punch, he’s not exactly known for crafting pop masterpieces that serve as cinematic benchmarks of any kind; rather, his films tend to be superficial orgies of CGI and style, with little to no substance beneath their slick, hyperactive surfaces. So it’s with more than a little surprise that one watches the full Man of Steel trailer because it’s, well, pretty awesome.
Perhaps it’s the influence of producer Christopher Nolan, or maybe Snyder simply took the classic property very, very seriously, but this trailer manages a lot of things at once: re-introduces Superman’s origin story without feeling tired or repetitive, harkens back to the sense of awe and wonder that marked the marketing of the first Richard Donner Superman film (“You will believe a man can fly”), and immediately makes one forget the ponderous and pretentious Superman Returns. Not bad for a three minute trailer. Check it out:
Not too bad at all. Action, drama, and a little goofy, Superman-esque humor. We can’t wait for this one.
Starring Henry Cavill as Superman, Man of Steel is set for a June 14th release date.
What did you think of the trailer?