After Christopher Nolan's Batman saga came to a close last year. Many fans were worried about the filmmaker being a producer for the upcoming Superman movie. They felt as if Nolan would try to make the film more realistic and grounded, similar to his Batman trilogy. Nolan has even expressed in interviews that the tone for "Man of Steel" is going to be, a "what if Superman is real" type tone. This annoyed the heck out of a lot of people, including me.
The realistic and grounded tone may work for Batman, but it doesn't belong in Superman. Trying to imagine a Superman movie with no Kryptonite, no space invaders, no heat vision, no flying in space...it all seems dumb to me. Hollywood's ridiculous obsession with grounding everything in reality is starting to become tedious and boring. The point of every movie is that it isn't reality, sometimes people go to movies to take a break from reality. Not relive it while they try to kill a few hours in the world of entertainment.
Any shadow of doubt I had fell flat when I watched the latest trailer for "Man of Steel."
Man of Steel will be released on June 14th 2013