Friday, August 5, 2011

Man of Steel's Superman Has An Edge!

Superman has been taking some lessons
Below are your first glimpses of Henry Cavill as both Clark Kent and Superman:

Being the Marvel fanboy that I am, I never really got totally into the Superman phenomenon; even at a young age it seemed a little silly to have a superhero so vastly overpowered, and he just seemed a little cheap.

This photo of Kent is - what - mid-transformation? I have always thought that Kent's identity was one of the silliest conceits in the comic world in that the audience has to continually accept that the rational humans who populate Metropolis and do not have cataracts cannot look at Clark Kent sans-glasses and realize, "Hey, that nerd is fucking Superman!" When the character was created in the early 20th century, he might have gotten away with it because it was just too socially impolite to speculate in that day an age. The Hardy Boys ended up dead because of that kind of snooping.

I like what Cavill is going for, though. He is walking with this sense of swagger that would take years to master:

Oh, wait...

The early Kent photo caused the masses to clamor for a true Superman pic, and I guess director and his Man of Steel  team were eager to appease:

Wait, there is something...powerful about this picture. Let's get a closer look:

Oh God, the did it. Those sonofabitches actually pulled it off. They gave him the greatest, most respected head of hair an American icon can have.

They gave him the "Mel Kiper."

Authority. Willpower. Douche.
Thanks to JoBlo for the pics.

I'll be out of town for a week, so hopefully when I get back I'll have some time to write up reviews on Conan and Planet of the Apes.

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