Tuesday, May 02, 2006

I have sent them my only son

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I'm looking forward to the new film Superman Returns, which will be released in the US on June 30th. Check out the teaser trailer. I love how they embrace the messianic imagery that has always been a part of the story.

The teaser closes with the view of Superman floating in space above the earth, with the sun shining behind him. We hear Marlon Brando's voice say, "They can be a great people Kal-El if they wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way. For this reason above all--their capacity for good--I have sent them you . . . my only son." (I also have to say that the sonic boom is a nice touch.)

The full trailer is also now available on the Superman page at Warner Bros. in Quicktime, or in a Winamp version, available here.
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1 comment:

Timotheos Prologizes said...

Superman ascended from earth after the story in Superman II. Now, he has returned after a number of years. Carrying along the messianic imagery, I guess this would be like the Second Coming.

"You will believe . . . again."