Saw a teaser for Man of Steel this weekend. Turns out, 2013 is the 75th anniversary of the Man of Steel.
Got me thinking about how the idea of Superman influences our lives.
Now even I'm not old enough to have been around when the first comic came out--1938--
and yet he's one of those iconic characters that resonates with us no matter the incarnation.
From George Reeves
to Christopher Reeve
From Brandon Routh
to Dean Cain
Superman is the ultimate hero: courageous, loyal, steadfast. Ready to fight for a cause or a friend. Willing to sacrifice for the greater good. The embodiment of all the very best we humans can be even though, ironically, he is not himself human.
So now we have a new "classic"--a new Superman to remind us that we still want and need our heroes.
Which brings me back to my first thought. How Superman influences our lives. It's the idea of a bigger than life character--a hero who will be by your side in time of bad times and good, who fights for the right things because they are just that--right. The one you want in your corner when things get tough and the first person you think of when you have good news to share.
Come to think of it--we all have Supermen and women in our lives, don't we? They are our parents, siblings, friends. So take someone special to see the Man of Steel. See if they figure out why.
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