While politicians continue to plague us with promises, telling us what we want to hear while on the campaign trail -- only to act incredulous when questioned about it once in office -- one man who keeps his word, who hangs his (alter ego's) hat on honor, remains as reliable as ever. Sadly, yes, he is a work of fiction. http://youtu.be/T6DJcgm3wNY
Why is the timing so perfect for "Superman" to return to the silver screen? One answer is obvious: Box office bank. Look at the "Batman" reboot-cum-trilogy, never mind "Iron Man" and so many more. But I believe it's more than that. We need him. We need the "Man of Steel," as opposed to the litany of Men of Spiel who can be found around every corner these days, emerging from the woodwork at a fevered pitch.
We need him post-Newtown, post-Boston Marathon...post 9/11. Mad Lib it. Post- ___.
We also need simply to BELIEVE in him. Not a man who can fly, or leap tall buildings in a single bound; not a man who is faster than a speeding (federally regulated) bullet or who can bend steel in his bare hands. Believe in a man who not only knows right from wrong, but sees to it that the former is far more glamorous than the latter.