The team behind DC Comics/Warner Brothers Superman reboot “Man of Steel” have released the official movie synopsis, which sadly reveals very little about the upcoming Superman flick. The synopsis comes hot on the heels of the release of the first official promo still from the film showing Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman (in his Superman costume).
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.
The synopsis definitely stuck on the “let’s reveal as little as possible while still attempting to tease and interest our audience” side of things here, but it’s interesting to read. It re-enforces that the film will establish Clark Kent and his rise to Superman, but it makes no mention of the villains other than a weak reference in “it comes under attack”. Should we read into what appears to be a deliberate attempt at leaving “General Zod” out of the synopsis?
Would you have liked to see more from the film’s first summary? Does this excite you for Man of Steel?