Man of Steel was released in June 2013. It’s one of those rare blockbuster movies I allowed myself to get super excited for. I’m not the biggest Superman fan, but I like the character and was interested to see what a modern take on him would look like. I didn’t have particularly high expectations, however I admittedly did go into it with some ideas of what would make for a great movie. Super powered people punching each other through buildings was high on that list, but it wasn’t the the most important thing. I left the theater needing to talk about it with people who had seen it. I didn’t know if I liked it or not. That’s never really happened to me before and I needed to hear what others thought. I couldn’t even put my finger on what I liked or didn’t like, I just knew that both things were true for me.
Here it is, more than six months later and I finally called in the big guns – someone I consider to be an expert on the character of Superman. So ladies and gentleman please join me in introducing our latest guest on the show . . . Nick Day! Just a heads up. We have such a great conversation that it causes us to go over the half hour mark, and honestly it still wasn’t enough time! Also we’re trying something new for this episode to see how it feels. For the first time since starting the show, we’re not keeping it spoiler free. We talk Man of Steel with zero regard given to whether you’ve seen it or not. Meaning if you haven’t watched the film, and don’t want to know what happens in it, then don’t listen to this episode. You’ve been warned. Additionally I’m adding this post into a new category called Spoiler Alert. So if you ever want to know easily which episodes of the podcast contain spoilers, you can just choose to organize by Spoiler Alert and see them all.
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So, first of all, thank you very much to Nick Day, for agreeing to come on the show and talk about Superman with us! Nick was a great guest, and I look forward to having him on again in the future – or the past, if that works out to be easier…
This episode went a little bit long, and rather than cut huge sections of very important material, (I actually did cut quite a bit) we decided to give you an extra 10 minutes of bonus content for the incredibly low, low cost of Free! How ’bout that?
Anyway, I hope that you enjoy the episode! Thanks for listening!
Topics mentioned: Man of Steel, Man of Steel 2, Superman, Superman 2, Superman Returns, Watchmen, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, The Avengers, The Justice League, Thor, Batman Begins, 300, Sucker Punch