It's beyond late, but I've finally watched Man of Steel. It's intimate and powerful at the same time -- massively gorgeous, heartfelt, and deeply heroic. There's just something endlessly stirring to see a whole horde of characters presented at their very best, and just as inspiring as our titular hero. There are so many acts of courage and kindness in this movie, across all spectrum of scale.
Not only from each and every one of the ensemble cast, but also from many of the nameless extras. From the Els & the Kents (I'm tearing up just thinking about them, and the fact that Clark is such a beloved child of both worlds), Lois of course, Colonel Hardy, Dr. Hamilton, Pete, Lana, Perry and Jenny and Steve -- to the crab hunter who instinctively pushed Clark out of harm's way on the boat, the desperate cop who tried to steer the crowd to safety, the terrified priest who still managed to empathize with Clark, the soldiers who held out as far as they could, the Coast Guards and so on.
This is what ultimately makes it a Superman story, the real deal, because it's not only the man who shines, but everyone else around him. There's bravery and determination from the human race from every corner of this movie, they're already in the sun with him. And it's also a punch to the gut -- reminding me that no matter how many fandoms I'm into, this is it. Superman is still #1 for me, and always will be.View this entry on Dreamwidth || Leave a comment || comments