Man of Steel, this summer's big screen Superman revival soars with a spectacular new full-length trailer filled with enough action to satiate any fan's craving for vicious visual stimuli and enough optimism-packed pathos to talk a failed stockbroker off a ledge.
This, indeed, is THE trailer that fans have been longing to see. While the trailers and TV spots up to this point have effectively conveyed the more dramatic aspects of the personal and a physical path down which Henry Cavill's Clark Kent will delve, certain important elements of the plot like what he's doing and why were still rather ambiguous. Moreover, the villains like Michael Shannon's General Zod and his Kryptonian cohorts remained nothing more than a mystery. Well, in essence, the veil has truly been lifted on all of those things with this new trailer. In fact, never has Superman's life mission and conversely, General Zod's lust for his blood been so clearly articulated.
The trailer even manages to shine some light on the motivations of Amy Adams' Lois Lane, who, based off her monologue and what we're seeing, seems to have devoted quite a bit of her journalistic career towards investigating the various Bigfoot-like sightings of the "super" deeds anonymously performed by Clark. As she states: "For some, he was a guardian angel, for others, a ghost. He never quite fit in." Wow. Have we just heard this film's "The hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now" speech?
Overall, it's one of the most powerful trailers we've seen in quite a long time, packing an equal amount of psi in its punches as it does in hope. If there were any skeptical questions about how director, Zack Snyder's take on the many-times-told tale would fare, then they were lessened significantly in just a little over 3 minutes.
Man of Steel gives people of Earth an ideal to strive towards when it hits theaters on June 14. Check it out below (again, if you must,) before General Zod breaks out of his space shackles!