Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Man Can Fly

Coinciding with the release of their 75th anniversary of Superman video, DC Comics also put together a page that annotates the different versions of the Man of Steel as seen since his debut in 1938, as well as some of the other characters seen in the short.

The neatest things are the rotoscope-looking scenes of Christopher Reeve and Henry Cavil in their respective outings. Man of Steel director Zack Snyder worked with animator Bruce Timm to create the video, and they included different theme songs that came along with the various serials and TV shows that featured the World's Greatest Superhero, woven into John Williams' scores from the 1970s movies and Han Zimmer's from 2013's. That's probably the only less-than-stellar aspect of the video -- my opinion that Zimmer's music is indistinguishable cookie-cutter especially when measured against Williams' instantly recognizable overture, is on record.

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