Television shows and movies based on Superman have always reflected America's zeitgeist, but Man of Steel goes deeper into questioning America's identify by examining the values that Superman -- and thus, America -- was raised with.
Back in the early 1970's, I remember finally realizing some older kids were messing with me, and a proud smile creeping across my face. I'm now the father of two children. And, alas, history repeats itself. Sorry kids.