Man of Steel’s latest TV spot calls General Zod a monster.
Man of Steel is the latest film about Superman, and a reboot of a franchise that went wrong. Superman had a good run in the ’80s with a series starring Christopher Reeve. The first film was a bit slow paced, but it was enough to show fans one of their favorite DC Comics superheroes in live action. After Superman 2, the series began sliding into being ridiculous and almost a self-parody.
Of course the same could be said for the Batman series that Tim Burton started. Joel Schumacher came along and went all-out cartoon with it and even the fans were insulted after four films.
Until recently, DC Comics films haven’t had such a great history.
There was an attempted continuation of movies about the man of steel that hit around the same time as X-Men: The Last Stand, but even Kevin Spacey couldn’t stop the fans from calling it a flop from the get-go.
Man of Steel follows the success of Christopher Nolan’s more realistic version of Batman, giving us a dark and gritty reboot to the series that went downhill, and making us almost forget about Jim Carrey’s need to thrust his crotch in our faces or Arnold Schwarzenegger’s need to turn Mr. Freeze into a pun-spewing weirdo.
The latest TV spot for Man of Steel begins with what could be General Zod’s gloved hand against a sunset as Zod himself says, “No matter how violent, every action I take is for the greater good of my people.”
This is accompanied by a man in a heavy suit with an explosion in the background, and a giant laser of sorts creates a wave of destruction from which Lawrence Fishburne and what may be Lois Lane run. Someone jumps into the nose of an aircraft and brings it crashing down. The ensuing explosion from this rakes across the city.
Then we see General Zod walking toward the camera with a group of his men before someone takes position behind a machine gun turret.
The rest of the TV spot is above. Man of Steel is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel is slated to fly into theaters June 14.
What do you think of the eighth TV spot for Man of Steel?