Happy New Year – Man of Steel Trailer

We’ll have more Wolfpack news and notes in the coming hours. But, as we head into 2013 I thought we’d post something that doesn’t require any thinking for everyone who may still be groggy-headed this morning.

Now that the Dark Knight trilogy has run its course we will allow our few ‘NSTs’ (Non-Sports-Topics) to shift over to Batman’s DC Comics colleague, Superman. The second trailer for next summer’s “Man of Steel’ is out and it looks really good.

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…thinks it’s too melancholy and self-serious for a Superman flick; I think melancholy and self-serious are the only places left to go. It’s a worthy narrative challenge to take a character as thin as Superman and try to give him a convincing inner life. It might fail for the reasons Ace gives — movies that are as ostentatiously “brooding” as this appears to be are usually a hard slog — but if Hollywood’s going to feed us an endless diet of superhero-reboot gruel, a little spice tonally goes a long way. In all likelihood, most of us will walk out of the theater wanting to punch emo Superman in the face, but maybe not. And even if we do, I’d rather they try something different and fail than recycle the usual fantasy/adventure touch-of-whimsy.

Besides, would another whimsical Superman movie feel right for the times? If comic-book characters are now the chief vehicle for the movie industry to comment on America and the zeitgeist, then Superman should be grim and forlorn. And totally, totally broke.

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9 Responses to Happy New Year – Man of Steel Trailer

  1. highstick 01/01/2013 at 4:34 PM #

    I thought this was gonna be a story about Jadavion Clowney! Don’t make the Big Boy mad~!!!

  2. 61Packer 01/01/2013 at 7:27 PM #

    Now THAT was a hit!

  3. virginiawolf 01/01/2013 at 7:45 PM #

    Had to check back to make sure that a “movie reel” had not been added to the banner at the top of this SPORTS page. Thank God, it appears, at least going by the banner, that SFN has not been turned in to a general pop culture facebook page. GO STATE!

  4. tjfoose1 01/01/2013 at 8:08 PM #

    Sounds like a score from the Gladiator soundtrack. Maybe it was, they have Maximus as Kal-El’s daddy. And I think that was Crash Davis as Mr Kent.

    Looks good from here.

  5. Hawkeye Whitney 01/01/2013 at 8:23 PM #

    The best scene was when Superman and his dad had “a catch” after Shoeless Joe walked back into the cornfield.

  6. john of sparta 01/01/2013 at 8:27 PM #

    1. ESPN opens with Gangnam Style.
    2. With Leather starts Frosty the Snowman.
    3. Sports reportage is over. done. fini.

  7. tjfoose1 01/01/2013 at 10:29 PM #

    ^^ Was that before or after he jailed Capone?

  8. stejen 01/01/2013 at 11:42 PM #

    I have not been impressed at all by NIU’s play today. Spiking the ball five yards in front of a receiver on a screen, having a QB that boviousxly decided that his team would win or lose by his play (and the lost) and pretty much giving up on defence. I hope this is not a sign of things to come for NC State

  9. MrPlywood 01/02/2013 at 1:13 AM #

    I dunno, this is brought to you by the director of Watchmen (zzzz) and produced by Chris Nolan (the Dark Knight Rises was an over-earnest mess). I’m done getting my hopes up. I just want to be entertained.

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