Superman movies have historically stunk for me. My secret wish is for someone to come along and create a Superman movie with grit. I crave a movie that explores the dark side of being a superhero and examines the burden of bearing the heavy weight of responsibility inherent in constantly saving the world from doom. A look into the psyche of Superman may be intense but a potentially great movie is there.
Man of Steel came close to fulfilling my wish. It gave us the heroic scenes that we yearn for in an action flick but it also provided a departure from prior light and bright Superman movies. It allowed a glimpse into Clark’s moments of self-isolation and loneliness while giving us a look into his coming of age and the development of his moral canon vis-à-vie his upbringing in Smallville with the Kents.
Tied to the film’s release, Lego offered three Man of Steel sets that culminated in the best minifigure iteration of Superman thus far. Lego also issued an exclusive black-suit Superman at San Diego Comic Con. I imagine if I were a kiddo, the playability of the two Superman variants with a Mighty Micro Doomsday to be pretty remarkable, even if the villain is a tad smaller and goofier in looks. In my world, evil always wins out. 🤘🏻😈🤘🏻
Lego DC Superheroes Sets:
Batman: Arkham Asylum Breakout (10937)
Arctic Batman v. Mr. Freeze: Aquaman on Ice (76000)
The Bat v. Bane: Tumbler Chase (76001)
Superman: Metropolis Showdown (76002)
Superman: Battle of Smallville (76003)
Superman: Black Zero Escape (76009)
Lego DC Superheroes Polybag:
Lego DC Superheroes Exclusives:
Superman (Black Suit)
Lego Games Set:
Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite