People like to badmouth the choice of Zack Snyder to direct Warner’s Superman reboot, Man of Steel, but if you throw out Sucker Punch, which was indeed terrible, he did a decent job with The Watchmen, and if you can handle Dr. Manhattan, it seems to follow that you should be able to handle Superman, who’s just Dr. Manhattan with underpants. Anyway, here’s the latest trailer for Man of Steel, screenplay by David S. Goyer and Christpher Nolan, starring Henry Cavill as Superman, Dianne Lane as Martha Kent (way too attractive to be named “Martha”), and cameos from Kevin Costner as Pa Kent, Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Michael Shannon as General Zod, and Amy Adams as Lois Lane. There don’t seem to be any Justice League hints, thank God, but neither does Zod flog himself or drown any Jews a la Boardwalk Empire. Call it a wash.
It looks pretty good for the most part, but I hate how they have to do that thing that every hero’s origin story movie does where in the first act, the townspeople are all mad at the protagonist for some completely unrealistic reason.
“Hey, Clark saved a bus full of school children!”
“Yeah, but he did it by bein’ different.”
“LET’S GET HIM!”
Sidenote: You think Zack Snyder ever gets You think Zack Snyder ever gets pissed about being confused for Zak Snyder, Zac Snyder, or Zach Schneider?