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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Man Of Steel!!!

For pretty much my entire life I have been a Superman fan! My mom would tell you that when I was little I aways had a red Superman cape secured around my neck and that I would be constantly trying to defy gravity by leaping off the arm of the couch. I clearly remember when I was a little kid going with my parents to see Superman II at the drive-in. One scene that I vividly recall seeing was the one where Superman saves the little boy at Niagara Falls! Awesome!

Fast forward to 2006 and the disappointing, Bryan Singer Directed, Superman Returns. I really wanted to like this movie but come on, Superman lifting a kryptonite laced continent into space!!! That was just plain STUPID! The film did have a few redeeming qualities like the airplane save at the beginning, but ultimately the film fell flat on it's face.

Over the last few years we have seen the bar dramatically raised in terms of Superhero action movies. The Dark Knight Trilogy, directed by the ever talented Christopher Nolan, was fantastic!  l loved Joss Whedon's take on the Avengers and really enjoyed Marc Webb's Amazing Spider-Man.

This summer we have already been treated to some incredible movies. Iron Man 3 was a lot of fun. I know that some of you are still angrily disappointed in the Mandarin plot twist but hey, it was a good ride! Star Trek was visually stunning and it's always good to see the crew of the enterprise boldly go where no one has gone before. There is, however,  one film that the little kid in me has been eagerly awaiting since it was announced!

This friday Zach Snyder's highly anticipated Man of Steel hits theaters! I'm so excited for this movie! I desperately want it to be good! The trailers and the footage that I've seen so far look incredible! I really like the new suit and Henry Cavill looks every bit like Superman! General Zod looks intimidating and menacing. The rabid fanboy in me can't wait to see superman actually punch something full force! Did I mention that I'm excited for this movie!?

Well, in honor of the film's release I painted this caricature of the Man of Steel. It was painted mostly in Photoshop CS6 with a little Painter 12 thrown in for good measure. Hope you enjoy it!

See you at the movies!