I loved Christopher Reeve and Dean Cain (noticed I left someone out...it's not that he was terrible, but just too short-lived). I even loved most of the comics...when Superman wasn't being overly self-righteous. So naturally when it was announced that Zach Snyder was doing this new re-imagining with Henry Cavill I got pretty pumped. And that excitement simmered down (mainly being over-run with TDKR and "The Hobbit" squeeing) only being perked up by one or two screenshots in the last year. However, when I heard Comic-Con was having a "Man of Steel" panel, I started to get a little excited. THEN! When the teaser went online and premiered with TDKR...
I started tearing up!
First off, LOTR soundtrack use...so choice! Bridge of Khazad Dum couldn't be more perfect! Second, Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner voice-overs as the two dad (Jor-El and Jon Kent)...holy shit! Then the footage! So classic. So emotion filled. So American. So...different! And I'm not even talking about the last 5 seconds!
In short, I think it's everything a teaser for one of the greatest and most iconic superheros of all time should be. And because of this, I have easily watched it on iTunes trailers 20 times. Let me clarify that I've watched the Jon Kent version 2 times and the Jor-El version the 20 times:
"You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you. They will stumble. They will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders." - Jor-El
I have very high hopes for this movie...and I feel everyone else should too!