Superman 1 VS Man of Steel
I’m the kind of guy who buys four remakes of my favorite song on iTunes because I like to see how the familiar can be made new again. I’m always up for a reboot.
Man of Steel will make you completely forget the 2006 reboot, Superman Returns, starring Brandon Routh. Put that earlier film in the same basket with the first Hulk that was ignored in order to make The Incredible Hulk just five years later. The reboots keep coming faster and faster these days; you have to just roll with the studio’s creative flow.
In this 2013 telling, it really is Superman from a parallel universe. Kal-el was the first naturally born Kryptonian in centuries (popped out by Lara with Jor-el’s help in the film). The “S” on his chest isn’t even a letter but a symbol for hope; the costume wasn’t stitched together by Ma Kent from his baby blankets but is a gift from his Kryptonian family; Lois tracks Clark down in Smallville, long before he ever gets to Metropolis… You get the idea: The pieces have been rearranged. But at least Michael Shannon still gets to sport the same badass goatee as Zod that was pioneered by Terence Stamp more than a generation ago.
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