Who hasn’t heard of Superman? Who isn’t familiar with his history? Well, settle back, fans, because you’ve never heard it told this way before.
The new Warner Brothers Man of Steel movie takes a darker, more edgy approach to the Clark Kent/Superman/Kal-el story. You won’t find Jimmy Olsen in this flick for any comic relief. No, the comic book version that your grandparents recall, and even the TV series starring George Reeves, has been updated and given teeth.
The basics are still there, though. Superman (Henry Cavill) is found by Martha and Jonathan Kent (Diane Lane and Kevin Costner) and they become his parents. No dysfunctional family life here; their son Clark is raised with love and taught to respect others and their rights.
After Clark’s grown and is working at the Daily Planet with Lois Lane (Amy Adams) and Perry White (Laurence Fishburne), enter a menace to every man, woman and child on Earth, General Zod (Michael Shannon), also a survivor of the planet Krypton’s explosion. Along with him to wreak havoc on Earth is Faora (Antje Traue), another survivor. Zod is as evil as Superman is good, and as endowed with the same super powers, so for Superman the ensuing battle won’t be a simple matter of looking through walls to find the bank robbers or flying through the air to catch fleeing kidnappers.
Upon its release, the movie will be shown in the conventional mode as well as in 3D and at IMAX theaters, so you’ll have to figure out which way you want to see it — or see it in all three versions and impress your friends.
And if all that action gets you really revved up, you might decide you need a t-shirt that expresses your “way to go, Superman!” attitude. If so, we’ve probably got just the shirt you’re looking for. So take a look (and you won’t have to have x-ray vision for it, either), and pick out something from our Man of Steel collection.
Or if you haven’t seen the movie yet, or you just love Superman, grab yourself a shirt and feel the power. Kryptonite-free, of course.
It certainly is promising to be a Superhero year at the movie theater. Big ones coming out in a fast and furious pace:
1. Iron Man 3
Tony Stark as portrayed so well by Robert Downey Jr as the self-proclaimed “genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist,” is back in theaters in Iron Man 3 on May 3. This time he is getting beat up by supervillain the Mandarin, brought to the big screen for the first time by Ben Kingsley. He likes his jokes but this time is in risk of losing everything — perhaps including his girlfriend and levelheaded counterpart Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow).
2. Man of Steel
Zack Snyder and Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel is set go off on June 14. I have been reading mixed opinions on this movie. It appears that Zack Snyder is covering his story with a soft and human-like lens. Henry Cavill’s suit seems like higher tech than the expensive spandex version in earlier superman movies.
3. The Wolverine
Hugh Jackman returns as the mutant with the adamantium claws in “X-Men” movie set in Japan. Directed by James Mangod, who has movies like “Girl, Interrupted” and the underrated Western “3:10 to Yuma.” This is a first superhero movie by the acclaimed director and i will wait to see it before we count it in all-timers. The trailer gives the indication of a action filled film though. Bring it on!
4. Thor – The Dark World
The hammer-wielding God of Thunder is back in “Thor: The Dark World.” The movie pits the short-tempered Asgardian prince against an ancient race of Dark Elves, led by the villain Malekith. We do not know yet how it will turn out in the movie, but Marcel Comics usually portrays him as a smart, fast super villain with many tricks. I think this movie will be a blast!
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