Honest Trailers Takes on Man of Steel

Henry Cavill in Man of Steel (2013) Movie Image

The boys and gals (or whoever it is that runs the joint) over at Honest Trailers have whipped up another one, this time pointing their sarcastic fingers over at Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel”.

I’ve already mentioned how much I liked the movie, though there are parts of it that kind of bugs me. The whole Kevin Costner thing, for instance, no matter how much I think about it, I just can’t justify that. Seriously, dude, you can outrun bullets and catch Amy Adams while she’s dropping out of the sky, and you can’t do anything for dear ol pops? Hunh.

Anyhoo. Check it out.

Like all nitpicking videos, you can watch this with a smirk or a smile. Personally, I think it brings up some good points, but then again, what movie is without its faults? Sometimes you just have to allow some plot holes in order to get from A to B, ya know? It’s just one of the costs of suspending your disbelief for the greater good.

Sorta like when Superman does that thing to that guy at the end. Or something. Still not entirely sure about that one, either…



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  • Kal-El-1983

    what do you know..an honest trailer I like…so disapointed in man of steel..

    • Lexavi80

      Your not the only one…

  • ErickKwon

    Loved the movie, will buy it on Blu-ray, but they’re not wrong. But perhaps the most hilarious part about “MoS’s” divisiveness has been the sheer amount of self-appointed Superman experts that cropped up upon its release, kind of like all the instant lawyers that cropped up post-George Zimmerman verdict

    • Kal-El-1983

      so what would your definition of a “self-appointed” Superman expert be?

      • ErickKwon

        Hard to say exactly, but I would categorize Max Landis as one. But mostly it comes down to how people verbalized their dislike of the movie. I have no problem with someone who says Cavill was stiff, Costner’s death didn’t work or that the ending was destruction porn. However, a lot of people also took issue with the changes to canon, but having been a reader during John Byrne’s reboot and remembering first hand the criticism it received for diverging from established lore, I’ve learned that there is no one true “Classic” Superman. Hell, there were fans who lost their shit because Donner presented Krypton as a crystal ball compared to the Flash Gordan-ish future world of the Golden Age. But the most common point usually seems to be Zod’s death and the argument that Superman never killed before and not even Nolan’s Batman killed. Sorry, that just isn’t true. Not in the comics, not on the George Reeves TV show, and not in the Donner movies, plus Batman caused death in the Nolan Trilogy. I said re: another article that the death of Zod is Superman’s “Great Power/Great Responsibility” moment which I’ll stand by. I can see if it didn’t work for other people, but to claim Superman doesn’t do that just isn’t true. And sure, I sound exactly like a self-appointed expert, too, but a quite a few people seemed invested in an idealized concept of what Superman is as opposed what the character has done over the course of 75 years of mixed media

        • Kal-El-1983

          I see. I will tell you as a Life long Superman fan I was greatly disappointed in Man of Steel for many reasons…but I will address the killing of Zod. In terms of it happening, I was fine with it..but I don’t feel it was handled correctly. It didn’t make me care, i didn’t feel Clark’s anguish at his action. I was one of the main proponents of not comparing MOS to the Donnor Superman..But I can’t help but to now. Superman has been a large part of my life for 26 years and this is the first time I outright want nothing to do with a Superman product. But of course I am of the mind that Superman should have stayed dead in the comics.

  • Aegon the Conqueror