New Trailer For Zack Snyder's MAN OF STEEL

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Can Zack Snyder breathe new life into Superman? Warner Brothers is certainly hoping so as they need the blue-tighted one to soar if their planned Justice League superhero team up has any chance of standing up to the massive success of The Avengers. And they're taking a definite page out of producer Christopher Nolan's playbook to make that happen, giving the character some darker underpinnings and playing up the man in the suit rather than the action in the latest trailer.

Yes, you get some flying, some fire and a bit of action. You get Zod and Jor-El and the Kents on the farm. But mostly what you get is young Clark Kent trying to fit in. It's all a bit Smallville, really, albeit with better production values. Check out the trailer below.
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  • BelmontHeir

    This trailer really builds the movie up to be an 'event,' with a classy and austere feeling that I find is missing from Marvel Studios' movies. Perhaps Snyder has fit his style to the material rather than the other way around this time.

  • Snail

    MARVEL was going about it right with 'Iron Man'. It felt like a genuine, cinematic experience.'The Incredible Hulk' was a step in the right direction, but it was plagued by budgeting issues. Unfortunately the rest of the MARVEL films slipped into a rushed and uninspired execution, culminating in the intentionally campy and plastic feel of 'The Avengers'.

    'Iron Man' 3 looks to rectify everything that has conspired thus far, and hopefully the rest of the 'Phase 2' films preceding 'The Avengers 2' will present to us sequels and films that will prove to have more substance than the likes of 'Thor', 'Captain America', and 'The Avengers'.

    As for 'Man of Steel', I had faith in the project from the beginning. Snyder is a competent and extremely talented in presenting audiences with striking imagery, making for a visceral experience. 'Suckerpunch' was an obvious stab at brainless fun; albeit a horrible film, I'm surprised folks didn't see what Snyder was getting at with that flick.

  • BelmontHeir

    I agree, Iron Man is definitely Marvel's crowning achievement so far. One of their few movies that felt like a satisfying film experience in its own right, rather than just a trailer for their next stepping stone to Avengers. I think Incredible Hulk had potential but the producers made a mistake in scrapping Edward Norton's longer and supposedly more thoughtful cut of the movie, instead opting for your typical 'CG monster vs. CG monster slugfest.'

    Zack Snyder is indeed a great visual stylist. The first 10-15 minutes of his Dawn of the Dead remake is still some of the most visceral horror filmmaking of the new millennium and I'm a big fan of '300.' However, I would say he has a tendency to alter material to fit his style rather than adapting his technique to a project...hence why 'Watchmen' was full of bone-breaking, Matrix-style fight scenes in an adaptation that didn't really call for them.

    But I'm happy Snyder has gotten to the point where people can watch the trailers for Man of Steel and actually namedrop Terence Malick. That to me hints that this movie could really be something special.

  • Eric

    "And they're taking a definite page out of producer Christopher Nolan's
    playbook to make that happen, giving the character some darker
    underpinnings"
    It is Goyer's and Nolan' story/script after all :)

  • Snail

    I'll never truly be on Goyer's side after his treatment with 'Blade: Trinity'. Haha!

  • momodotcom

    but I'm sure he totally won you over with his amazing "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" script... hehe

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