Well, they're clearly going for a "the world is a dark and dismal place until Clark shows up to brighten it up" vibe. It's nice to get some confirmation on that, as while the earlier trailers shared the tone they didn't really give an idea what it meant, leading me to assume the shaded tones meant there would be lots of angst.
On the other hand, they finally
seem to be making a film adaptation where Clark is more of a human character, rather than an outsider that pretends to be one of us. It's about damn time film adaptations started to go post-crisis in his characterization, as I've always felt the "Kal-El as enlightened outsider who tries to guide humanity to be as advanced as Krypton" bit lacked... personality (and hasn't really been his characterization in decades, All-Star Superman
I've always felt that at the very least the "Clark as an essentially human person whose biggest reason to do good because he has the ability and he can"
should really show up more - the only adaptation at all that uses it to a major extent is Lois and Clark
(which imo regardless of all it's other budget and occasionally antagonist problems at least really nailed Clark as a person).
Granted, the best Clark is a Clark with a complex set of reasons and ideals - perhaps that he considers himself a human being but also aspires for Krypton.
Speaking of the Pre-and-Post Crisis characterizations, I get the impression from the trailer that Pa Kent might be dead,
like he was Pre-Crisis (or is on Smallville). I wonder if Ma Kent is deceased
edited 11th Dec '12 11:47:16 AM by KnownUnknown
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