Man of Steel Trailer Focuses on the Humanity of Superman & I’m Fine With That

I’ve been looking forward to seeing this new Man of Steel trailer for a while, mostly because I’m fairly desperate to see footage of this movie.  I’m keenly interested seeing as how Superman is one of my favorite characters, and I want to know how they plan on rebooting him for a more modern era. Frankly, if this trailer is anything to go on, our hopes should be fairly high. 


The first time I watched the trailer this morning, I admit that I was a little disappointed.  I mean, this is Superman and a Zack Snyder film; I was expecting tons of action.  What we got instead was a far more personal look into the character, and a trailer that chose to focus on the more ‘human’ drama of the Superman character. 

This isn’t a bad thing, in fact it’s actually why I love this trailer; it just wasn’t what I was expecting when I first clicked play.  Knowing what to expect, the second time around, I was fully enamored with the trailer.  While I’m sure there will be plenty of action in this film (there are glimpses of it in the trailer) I love the idea that they’re approaching a different side of the character.  I’m glad he’s not a straight up bruiser in this film but seems to carry some depth. 


Beyond that, it’s hard to deny that some of the stuff in that trailer just looks awesome.  Personally, the shot that continues to stick with me is the brief look at Henry Cavill when he’s on fire (without a shirt on).  He just looks so nonchalant about it, and it’s an interesting way to show off his super power without going to the bullet cliche.  It wasn’t anything major, but I liked the take on it. 

Let’s just hope the final film can fulfill the expectations set by this trailer.  So what did you guys think of the trailer?