Does Man of Steel really need a review? Nah, so I’m not going to bore you with how fun it is; just go see it.
Instead, I want to blather on for a moment about Hope, I want to share with you a couple of my private thoughts (if you care).
I would think that most boys hope to grow up to be strong men, I know I had those hopes.
I would think that most men hope to be strong leaders, I know I continue to strive for that quality.
I would also like to think that most men hope to be a hero to at least one person.
For me, when growing up, Superman was always my favorite comic-book hero. As I went from kid to adult, as childish as it may sound, I always wanted to be Superman. I’ve owned the familiar blue shirt with the ‘S’ logo on it in since I was small. While the shirt never altered my physical form, when I put it on it did change (if ever so slight) how I view things. I wanted to be the bigger person, I wanted to be the one that could save the day.
As a father, I always had hope that my son would see me as his Superman.
But that hope has been misplaced and I only realize that now for the first time. Instead of my desire for my son to see me as his Superman, I hold hope that he will become his own Superman. It is my job to provide to him that hope, to encourage him, to lift him up so he can indeed be a super man.
That is the meat of what I took from watching Man of Steel. It’s about fathers doing what they can to provide for their children. It’s about the sacrifice a father MUST make in order to provide strength to their children. It’s about providing hope.
The movie touched me on a very personal level. Sure you might could see me as a weak person for getting all gushy about a silly movie, but sometimes we all need reminders of who we are and what we are here to do. Sometimes it takes something like a silly movie to remind us.
I could nit-pick a few elements of this movie; but I won’t. I had a fun time watching it. I had a great time absorbing the personal message that I got out of it.
This Father’s Day weekend, let your kids know that they are your super hero. Hug them, love them, and provide to them hope.