The 602 Club 15: Road to Becoming the Icon / by Matthew Rushing

Man of Steel.

Running Time: 2 hours 14 minutes 35 seconds
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Every once in a while there is a film that arrives that ignites fandom and creates visceral polarization, Man of Steel has been one of those movies. People seem to love it or hate it, in fact it’s Rotten Tomatoes score indicates that in it’s 55% critical reception. As the cornerstone of the DC cinematic universe, it’s an important film that has set the tone for the movies slated to arrive through the year 2020.

In this super edition of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Justice League members Daniel Proulx, Norman Lao and Will Nguyen to discuss this new take on the original superhero’s beginning. We talk about Krypton, the new Superman suit, the nonlinear nature of the storytelling, Lois Lane and the military, the deaths of Jonathan Kent and Zod as well as the nature of this film as a true origins movie.


Man of Steel (00:02:49)
Begin with Krypton (00:03:58)
The Suit (00:24:41)
Nonlinear Storytelling (00:31:47)
Casting and Soundtrack (00:54:46)
Lois and the Military (01:05:27)
The Death of Jonathan Kent (01:12:48)
Zoe’s Death (01:24:57)
Super Origins (01:40:40)
Ratings (01:55:49)
Closing (02:05:45)


Matthew Rushing


Daniel Proulx
Norman Lao
Will Nguyen


Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlene Schmidt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)