The 2006 film Superman Returns disappointed many when it purposely mangled the iconic line, “truth, justice and the American way.”
By replacing “American way” with … “all that stuff,” the filmmakers gained an ironic chuckle but lost the sense that the world’s mightiest hero was as patriotic as he once was.
The film, while successful, didn’t restart the Superman franchise as expected.
The upcoming Superman reboot, Man of Steel, may be taking a different approach witness a new online advertising campaign. Go to soldierofsteel.com and you’ll find information for both the new film as well as the National Guard.
National Guard and the MAN OF STEEL™. Two American icons who put on the uniform when duty calls.
Will the film itself reflect that sense of patriotism? We’ll all find out June 14 when Henry Cavill debuts as the Man of Steel.