Man of Steel: Trailer 3 Analysis
Of course there are high expectations for Zack Synder and Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Superman film, Man of Steel. Not only for movie watchers but all comic book fans, to deliver a serious Superman movie for all fans. In July we got the short teaser that really didn’t show too much, the only grabbing moment was Superman breaking the sound barrier at the end of the trailer. Then in December we got out first full length trailer and it showed much more without revealing a lot. We did see many characters, Superman flying and even a quick look at Zod. Since then we have had nothing but rumors and speculation, with no new footage.
Until Sunday night at the MTV Movie Awards. In a staticy video, General Zod asked Superman to turn himself in. The video wasn’t long and didn’t really give a lot of detail to the film, but then people found the website iwillfindhim.com, which had a countdown in weird, foreign-looking numbers. It was widely specualted that this was a countdown for a third Man of Steel trailer and at 8 ET on Tuesday, April 16, the rumors were true. The website now shows a 3rd trailer, which is now also on Warner Bros Youtube channel.
It is long, but for good reason. Let me start with my analysis.
The first minute doesn’t show too much new footage but does show us more of the struggle Clark goes through while growing up. Around the 1:20 we see Lois Lane as Amy Adams, SO FINALLY. In the second trailer we do not see her until the very end holding Clark’s hands and she wasn’t given any other time. Here we see it looks like she is chasing Superman (not yet none as Superman, just an alien) and mentions how he is covering his tracks and she is struggling to find him. Then Clark is shown saving lives in some sort of work-related accident. For the next 30 seconds or so we see footage from the second trailer, but then it gets good.
TONS of new footage here as we see Superman escape some glowing octupus-type creature, some explosions and Superman summoning some blue light with his hand. AND THEN WE GET SOME ZOD. He is looking for Superman and asks (not sure what parent it is) if they think Clark is safe. Another interesting bit after that as we see the Military threaten Superman, of course they will take him into custody as we later see and saw in the second trailer. More explosions, Superman running fast and then right around 2: 25 we see some giant Skyscraper looking thing. That is not made clear. After that, more explosions until we get a look at Lois and Clark talking, actually more like Clark being interrogated but she asks about his “S”, Clark says it means hope and she suggests a name sounding something like “Supe” but then gets cut-off. Wow, good one Christopher Night Shyamalan.
Anyway, after that we get about 2 seconds of, what I assume to be Zod and Superman, in which Superman whoops his ass with that last punch and then the trailer ends.
I have very high hopes for this movie and so far it is looking very good. Not everything is explained which is good, it only gets me more excited for the movie. I hope this is the last of the new footage. I would hate for more to get out and possibly give too much away. I think the amount of footage we have been given up to this point is perfect.
If I had to rate this trailer it would easily be a 9 because the build up and presentation was so fantastic and the trailer delivered too. I could not be more excited for this film. The score fit so well too, I am hoping that was Zimmer. June 14th can’t come soon enough.