Man of Steel , the highly anticipated reboot to the Superman movie franchise opens in theaters today. Although I love the complexity and grittiness of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy , the snark of Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man , and the cleverness of X-Men , Superman will always be my favorite superhero. He is the superhero who flies around in a bright red cape, hides his identity behind a pair of glasses and a reporter’s pen, and dodges bullets and sees through walls. He is the superhero who goes out of his way to protect human life despite his own position as an outsider. In every incarnation, whether live action movie, long running TV series, or children’s cartoon, Superman stands for hope.
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