The "Real" Man of Steel (2013)

Man of Steel was released on June 14th, 2013 and written by Warner Bros. studios. The success of Superman films over the years has proven that the man and legend of these classics has not left the minds of viewers, as a central guideline for greatness. His rise from outcast to hero is a struggle that has obviously been overlooked in most Superman remakes, but this version written by Warner Bros., captures a very honest account of the myth behind the legend.

Heroes are powerful, not because of the deeds they are able to accomplish, but because of the strength we give them with our belief. Everyone wants to believe in someone who has the ability to lead by example. There is an extra plus here if this hero has a down-to-earth personality, and a couple of very significant character flaws to embark some wisdom on us folks. Let’s begin by making Clark Kent an alien from another universe who by chance is raised in a small town Kansas- a poster child for the American dream with some very extraterrestrial skeletons hanging in his closet. While youngsters are grasping their ABCS, Clark realises quickly that his abilities like lifting cars and seeing through teachers skin are talents that make him more of a threat than a friend.

We see people that are different and automatically think that we need to find ways to include them into them into the“status quo”.The reality, is in order for Clark to become Superman, he must accept he will never be like anyone on earth and that is perfectly okay if you have the ability to save the world. It isn’t his gift that creates his heroism it is his choice to form a character that is worthy of a hero. His talents become secondary against his human struggle for acceptance and love.

For Clark Kent, his giftedness makes him fear his own strengths and from that attitude he must learn to hide his true identity. Interestingly, enough he has a tie to another universe that also believes him as one of their own and they are very pissed that the prodigal son does not want to come home for dinner. Throughout the film we see the battle fought not only between aliens and earthlings but between Clark and his own sense of belonging and morality. It would be very easy to betray the humans and jump on board the mothership, but Clark truly became the bridge between worlds that his parent’s intended him to be.

What viewers are able to imagine is the reality that even our greatest heros have insecurities and that even without the cape and gown the actual Kryptonite belongs to the acceptance and validation by society. Our heros need us just as much as we need them to be the people we envision them to be. In order to see how much you have grown you must know how to test your limits. A quote from the 2013 film Man of Steel , that seems to be the basis of Clark’s inner conflict within this film. Overall, more than an action film this version of Man of Steel promises to be a more realistic and honest account of the human condition, because before he can save the world, he’s got to get some counselling over Daddy issues.



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