I was much saddened yesterday that everyone else in the world got to watch the Man of Steel trailer while I was attending a press screening (can’t say what yet). So I had to wait until I got home and was simply blown away by this trailer. Honestly, it’s one of the best trailers that I’ve seen in a very long time. It’s got the emotional element, a better look at the story, and glimpses of the action fans have been waiting to see from this character.
I love everything about this trailer. It gives us a better look at the story and the new direction they’re taking Superman into. This is definitely a modern take on the character and more importantly it shows off the two things people were wanting: strong characters/emotional ties, and some Superman worthy action set pieces. Yes, we actually see Superman punch someone in this film, with hints of lots more to come.
Zod looks menacing and suitably villainous, and the interactions between Lois and Supes appear natural. Not to mention the opening scenes showing a Krypton at war just look phenomenal. If this trailer is indicative of the film as a whole, it’s going to be the film to beat this year. Let’s just hope it really can deliver on all this trailer promises. Guess we’ll find out on June 14th!