Las Vegas Yankee beat me to the punch, but I thought I would still give my two cents. Especially, since this week marks the 75th anniversary of the character.
Superman: The Movie was everything a comic book super hero movie should be. A faithful recreation of the Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster creation. Perfectly cast and truly making you believe a man could fly.
The John Williams theme is one of my all time favorite pieces of composer. Whenever I hear it I instantly become empowered as if I were Superman himself. My super cool, yet non-geek wife and I even used it as our bridal party introduction theme song. Our guest thought it was the coolest and original idea ever.
I remember the night I my Dad took to me to see the film at Las Vegas Fox theatre vividly and me sporting a Superman: The Movie T-shirt.
For me Superman: The Movie is not only one of the best comic book super heroes of all time, but one of the best films of all time.
After seeing this weeks release of the Man of Steel trailer those feelings I had as a child came rushing back. It is my hope that when I actually see the new film I will be transported back to 1978 and have that childhood wonder be re-activated.
If you haven't seen the new trailer check it out below.
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About the author: John Sholtz is an avid toy collector and the interim editor of the Batcave Toy Room due to the abrupt death of Bruce Wayne. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter at, Facebook, Google+ and Linkedin.