I, for one, waited this morning with baited breath following the launch of the Man of Steel viral campaign on Monday. Why this particular morning? Well, the viral campaign was born only the day before, but with it came a countdown to a reveal that Warner Bros would be posting something big online Tuesday at Noon. And now we all know that the big reveal is the 2nd Man of Steel trailer, and with it comes the hope that Zack Snyder can rebirth this franchise for a new generation.
If you haven’t checked out the new trailer, you must stop everything you are doing and watch it below right now;
“The World’s Too Big, Mom”
So says a young Clark to his mother, undoubtedly trying to come to terms with what he is becoming. These are the first words of this new trailer, and they set the tone for a film where an entire franchise hangs in the balance. These words ring so true for a boy who is realizing he is not human, but something much, much more. It’s too much for him to handle, too much for him to process, and too much to take in.
In a fitting rebuttal, Ma Kent asks him to focus on her voice, and make it, the world, small; she will bring him balance and calm. This is a fantastic analogy for what Clark’s parents are so greatly responsible for. This opening scene of this new trailer delivers ever so subtlely the epic scope in what’s to come: through the words of a mother spoken to her alien son, all relived in the mind of a growing Clark Kent as he floats underwater, surrounded by chaos above.
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