Posted by David on August 4th, 2011
As far as we know, the things this movie has going for it are:
- The teaser image above
- It’s being written by David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan
- It’s being produced by Christopher Nolan
The things it has going against it?
It’s a unique sensation when you go from, “Oh, sweet. Christopher Nolan’s definitely going to save Man of Steel.” to “Oh, shit. Zach Snyder’s going to ruin Man of Steel.” Still, if anyone can rescue a super hero franchise, it’s Nolan, but after seeing Snyder’s grotesque violation of The Watchmen, I have a hard time believing even Supes himself could save this potential train wreck.
The task is monumental, no matter who you put at the helm. The sad tragedy is that Superman, as a character, is boring. He doesn’t have the built-in conflicts that characters like Batman or Spider-Man have. The whole truth, justice, and the American Way schtick makes him more one-dimensional than these assholes:
Still, I’m remaining cautiously optimistic that Nolan has produced a story that will do Supes justice. The only danger I can see so far is that they’ll go too dark, but I suspect they may be able to needle that back. Now if Snyder can pour some ice water on his ridiculous slow-motion boner, we may finally get a Superman movie worth watching.
Although I can’t quite get over the fact that he looks equally suited to save a kitten or cap a guido mobster.