Tue
Jul 24 2012 11:07am

FULL Trailer for Man of Steel Leaks Online

Just spotted this over on Blastr. It’s a full 2:26 second long trailer for Man of Steel. Quality is bad. Trailer will likely be pulled soon. Watch it now!

10 comments
Darth Touma
1. Darth Touma
That had to be the WORST camera man in the world.. but it looks compelling, nonetheless..
Mordicai Knode
2. mordicai
I mean, my brain knows that it says "Zack Snyder," which makes me wary, but all my heart knows is SUPERMAN.
Darth Touma
3. Dax
I'm still hesitant since the name "Snyder" is attached to this project (although I am one of a few League of Shadow members who defend Watchmen as a true-to-source -- even with the changed ending -- adaptation) but this trailer gives me hope.

It seems that this film will take Superman more serious, truly conflicted. Hopefully, the script drops the entire "American way" from the "Truth, Justice…" motto. In the present day comics, Superman is conflicted about what America nowadays stands for, and as an international viewer, I hope this film will reflect that.
Getting more excited about a new Supes!

Most awesome part: Cavill doesn't look like a goofy, nerdy version of Superman, which is already an improvement over all the previous screen adaptations of our favourite protector of Earth.

By the way, what is it with the rehash of soundtracks? The teaser-trailer I saw before TDKR (disappointing film, by the way!) already had music from LOTR and this one reuses an overused piece from, I believe, The Thin Red Line.
Clare McBride
4. The Literary Omnivore
I'm so unexcited for this. I just… Clark is such a good-hearted, sweet, and kind human being; for all his alien power, he's a cornfed, Midwestern boy with a heart of gold who would be still doing all he could to help people even if he wasn't blessed with superpowers. And he's kind of a dork; despite the film's flaws, I enjoyed Brandon Routh in Superman Returns because he sort of nailed Clark as a human being without making him too goofy or too serious.

So the seriousness and grimness of this trailer and Synder's involvement feel, to me, like they're severely missing the mark. I also feel awful that even though I love Amy Adams, I think she's miscast as Lois. I really hope she can prove me wrong and be the world-weary, snarky Lois I want, but I don't expect it.

To be fair, I was reared on The Adventures of Lois & Clark, which manages to be an explosion of nineties camp and screwball newsroom comedy, so I am wildly biased.
William S. Higgins
6. higgins
Man of Steel Leaks Online really doesn't sound an appealing title to me. Nor do I wish to see a trailer for it.
Tara Mitchell
7. Jaxicat
I like Superman movies but seriously does every reboot need to retell the origin? I think for superhero movies, unless its an obscure character, they need to just assume we know the origin and get on with telling new stories.
Rich Bennett
8. Neuralnet
hard to know what to make of it... I wish they had revealed a villain but I guess that will come later. Still, thi is so much better than the earlier short trailer that was released... now we are starting to see the real potential of the movie.
Darth Touma
9. Dax
@Neuralnet (comment 8):

SPOILERS... but IMDB already lists the vilains: it's General Zod and Faora (played by the beautiful Antje Traue).
Darth Touma
10. Jake Shore
@Dax "It seems that this film will take Superman more serious, truly conflicted. Hopefully, the script drops the entire "American way" from the "Truth, Justice…" motto. In the present day comics, Superman is conflicted about what America nowadays stands for, and as an international viewer, I hope this film will reflect that."

Dax, the enlightened Superman you describe has hardly become the norm in the comcis. In fact, as far as I know, the only instance where Superman's patriotism is questioned is Action Comics #900. And that was highly controversial. And nowhere in that story is he "conflicted about what America nowadays stands for."

There is no question he has become a global hero, in part, because of his universal appeal, and love of humanity. But let's not doubt that Superman is and has always been a thoroughly American superhero, with thoroughly American values even before the 1950s when "the American way" was added to his fight for "Truth and Justice." I'm not sure when that became controversial, as if the phrase was synonomous with geopolitical affairs. I don't remember anyone making that connection in the original Superman film when Christopher Reeve expressed his commitment to the American way in the ultra-cynical 1970s.

Unfortnately, what a growing number of people in entertainment who wish to redefine Superman in their own image, fail to understand is that Superman serves humanity BECAUSE of the American way, not in spite of it.

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