So.. Preston took me to see Man of Steel yesterday.
AND IT WAS FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC.
Henry Cavill is a perfect superman. & The suit design and entrance is not ridden with stupidity as it normally is.
I love the use of negative space & variance in thickness of the different parts of the crest- it helps to abstract it so as to not look like he decided to call himself “Superman” and slapped a big “S” on his chest. I love that the marking on his chest is explained as the family crest of the House of El, meaning hope, and that his father wore a different version of it himself. Other families also wore their own crests, or at least the men did, and the “suit” is actually a typical form of garb worn by those on Krypton. When in battle, generally, they would have actual armor that would attach to/go over this layer.
I LOVE THAT HE’S NOT JUST FLYING AROUND IN CRAYOLA-COLORED SPANDEX AND MISPLACED UNDERWEAR.
Bravo to you, screenwriters, developers, costume designers, and all of those who worked on making this movie one of, if not the, most non-ridiculous superhero movie ever.
- Me: oh thats cute
- : *checks price tag*
- Me: no its not