I don’t know why, but I went from not knowing a damn thing about movies before they come out to becoming a proverbial crackhead for the hype machine. Except when it comes to the new Superman reboot: MAN OF STEEL.
My guess is, it’s because I sincerely liked Superman Returns, and I’m still kind of disappointed they decided to go full reboot with it rather than try a little harder in the follow-up. I loved the aesthetic, world, and tone of SR, and Routh IS Superman, in my opinion. We’ll see if Brit Henry Cavill has the chops like former Newsie Christian Bale did.
But my reason for writing today has to do with the new poster for MAN OF STEEL. This should be awesome. It should blow my mind. And if it was Batman in chains? I’d be like OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH…. And full of wonder and theories. Instead, I’m just disinterested.
I’m sure it’s important and crucial to this new attempt, and I’m sure it’s meant to blow your mind. “SUPERMAN in chains?! But… He’s Superman!” Yeah, I get it. I’m just… I’m giving it a “Meh.” I’ll still be there opening day