Since I saw the first footage at Comic-Con 2012, I’ve done a complete 180 on Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel. What at first looked mopey and too grounded now looks triumphant and exhilarating (behold the wonders of a finished score and visual effects!). Early buzz has been incredibly positive, and it looks like this has a serious shot at being the best Superman movie ever made. If nothing else, we’ll get to see Michael Shannon grimace and yell as General Zod, so that’s some guaranteed entertainment value.
I’m pleased to announce that we’re giving away two admit-one passes to 10 winners (i.e. a pass for you and another pass for your guest) to the Atlanta screening of Man of Steel. Hit the jump to find out how you can see the film early and for free. The film also stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fisburne, Antje Traue, and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th.
To enter for a chance to win an admit-two pass, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “MAN OF STEEL”. The 3D screening is on Tuesday, June 11th at 7:30pm at Regal Atlantic Station, so don’t enter if you think you’ll be unavailable. Please note that a pass is not a ticket. To guarantee a seat, please arrive at the theater early since seating is first come, first serve.
Here’s the trailer:
Here’s the official synopsis for Man of Steel:
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.