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Watch: 3 New 'Man Of Steel' TV Spots Brings Hope Against General Zod

The Playlist By Ken Guidry | The Playlist May 28, 2013 at 8:59AM

The release of “Man of Steel” is just two weeks away. One month after an 'Iron Man' movie, seven years after “Superman Returns,” could “Man of Steel” still be the movie event of the year? As we get closer to the release date, Superman is certainly becoming more ubiquitous. Today, for example, we have three new TV spots, a Hardee’s commercial, and an online game has just arrived where you can fly Superman around Metropolis. Is that enough to get you on board? After all, we are talking about a cultural icon. This can’t just be “another superhero movie,” can it?
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The release of “Man of Steel” is just two weeks away. One month after an 'Iron Man' movie, seven years after “Superman Returns,” could “Man of Steel” still be the movie event of the year? As we get closer to the release date, Superman is certainly becoming more ubiquitous. Today, for example, we have three new TV spots, a Hardee’s commercial, and an online game has just arrived where you can fly Superman around Metropolis. Is that enough to get you on board? After all, we are talking about a cultural icon. This can’t just be “another superhero movie,” can it?

The latest TV spots certainly do a good job of showing just how high the stakes are in “Man of Steel.” There must be some serious shit going down if Superman has to be called to the rescue, that’s for certain. But it’s not just about what Superman does; it’s about what he represents to everyone else in the world. His father, played by Russell Crowe, explains to him what that “S” on his chest really means: it’s a symbol of hope. Will Superman defeat General Zod in time and save the world? You can find out on June 14th.

If you’re having trouble waiting until then, you can kill some time with Metropolis Mayhem, an online video game where you get to fly around Metropolis, using heat vision to destroy objects. It’s no “Superman 64,” but hey, you can make him collide into incoming traffic so that’s pretty fun. Be sure to check that out. You can view the TV spots and Hardee’s commercial below.

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