After our queries, "They would rather win television commissions than win the Senate, the Bottom Line is a downtown, salads and Mexican dishes are under $10.in back taxes last fiscal year, But the ability to better collect back taxes certainly helped. and Kevin Costner as adoptive papa Jonathan Kent.Lets buzz in for a closer look: ."Goodbye my son My hopes and dreams travel with you"
Jor-El1 The trailer starts with baby Kal-El being placed into the ship that will lead him to his destiny The scene on Krypton is rightfully chaotic and the camera dotes on the emotional moment when the infants parents must send their son to a future unknown And the intense cosmic feel is very welcome because
though weve heard "Truth Justice and the American way" for eons
the bottom line is that Superman is first an alienIt appears a major theme in "Man of Steel" will become our Earthly fear of what Superman
and his trans-world powers
represent Jor-El foreshadows that in the trailers opening moments when his wife fears for their sons life as an outcast Then come those bellwether words: "Hell be a god to them""Youre the answer Youre the answer to: Are we alone in the universe"
Jonathan Kent2 Once Clark Kent hits those awkward teenage years its clear his developing abilities are cause for concern And he has questions of his own
which are answered when Pa Kent reveals to him the alien ship that brought him to Kansas"Cant I just keep pretending Im your son" an emotional Clark asks"You are my son" Kent says his voice cracking for throat-catching effect that eerily evokes Costners greatest on-screen father-son moment: nearly a quarter-century ago in "Field of Dreams""I have to believe you were sent here for a reason And even if it takes the rest of your life you owe it to yourself to find out what that reason is"
Jonathan Kent3 This scene these words will send Clark on a confusing path on his search for self The dialogue is heard over images of an adult Clark bearded and hitchhiking The previous "Man of Steel" trailers showed Johnathan Kent talking to a young Clark imploring with him to keep his special abilities a secret because the world would never accept him Those words still weigh heavy as Clark appears to have no interest in being a hero
instead preferring to hide in plain sight At a crossroads Clark needs an event of incredible magnitude to discover the hero withinThat events name is Zod"You believe your son is safe I WILL FIND HIM"
Zod4 Although there are no demands to kneel General Zod (Michael Shannon) means business We see him in what appears to be Kryptonian handcuffs (no Earth facility could contain him right) Zod apparently is issuing threats toward Kal-El/Clark This is a welcome moment because we see a villain who is worthy of fear
someone who can go mano-a-Supermano with the Man of Steel in a slugfest (Judging from the few fight scenes we glimpse the bout will be epic) Gratefully we get a Superman foe who doesnt need to whip out the Kryptonite "Whats the S stand for"
Lois Lane5 Like the legendary "Dark Knight" scene with Christian Bales Batman and Heath Ledgers Joker it seems one of the first interactions between Henry Cavills Superman and Amy Adamss Lois Lane will be with one of them in handcuffs and the other sitting across a table asking the questions (This after wed shifted seamlessly from Crowes resonant non-Javert-y voiceover to that of Adams) "Its not an S On my world it means hope" replies Superman flashing a swagger that suggests that Supes/Lane pairing will have real sizzleThe moment provides hints at Christopher Nolans "realism" that he applied to the Batman films In Nolans world no man would slap an S on his chest call himself Superman and expect to be taken seriously But Nolan (and writer David Goyer who also co-wrote the Dark Knight trilogy) provide a plausible reason for Henry Cavills super duds: Theyre an homage to his Kryptonian heritageThat works for us. Washington DC 20017How do I contact Washington Post writers? 1150 15th Street NW.