"...so much, you can mourn for them!"General Zod, 'Man of Steel'.
I'd been looking forward to this film for almost a year. I've always been a fan of Superman
and trusting Christopher Nolan's knack and ability for directing and producing, I had no doubt that 'Man of Steel' would be amongst my favourite superhero films. I was a bit dubious about Zack Snyder's involvement, but I always loved the guy's ability with imagery; and under Nolan's sheperding, I knew he'd put those skills to good use.
I was not dissapointed.
This film is, for me, a landmark in Superman's movie adaptations. I loved the Christopher Reeves/Richard Donner films of course and they were a big part of my childhood and my wanting to be a creator myself. But until now, there had been no true dimension or depth to the capabilities of Superman and his powers. Until 'Man of Steel', we had no true measure of Clark Kent's vast gifts. Now we do, and I understand why people have felt so intimidated by it. Why there have been speculations as to the cost of Superman and Zod's final battle in Metropolis. Finally, we understand how epic this tale can really be.
Watching Superman's first flight, his fighting a World Engine and the epic showdown that toppled entire buildings, I was aghast. I have never been so truly amazed with a movie. Sitting in that theater, I was a kid again, watching Kal-El in complete breathlessness. And that, is the mark of a true artistic experience.
The film has many detractors; many folks stating that it is too serious, that the mayhem shown is unneccessary and so forth. But those things everyone keeps complaining about are just the highlights I applaud. Nolan, Snyder and all the cast broke the mythos of the Last Son of Krypton and rebuilt it, stronger and more powerful than ever.
This illustration is the result of my love for this film. A tribute to a great experience and one of the movie's most controversial, heartbreaking and fascinating moments.
I'd not done an image for myself in a very long time; and I'm glad 'Man of Steel' succeeded in inspiring me to take a few minutes in-between all of my assignments to do so. I particularly enjoyed rendering Superman and Zod' kryptonian armours; the whole visual aesthetic of the movie is one of the things I enjoyed the most.
I hope you enjoy and feel free to share what you thought about the film below; good or bad! And if you want to say something about the above illustration, that won't hurt either
See you all soon!