Man of Steel

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Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  7 wins & 46 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.1
Metacritic:
55
Rotten Tomatoes:
55%
PG-13
Year:
2013
143
$291,021,565
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Jor-El:
To see you standing there having grown into an adult... if only Lara could have witnessed this.

Clark Kent:
Who are you?

Jor-El:
I am your father, Kal, or at least a shadow of him. His consciousness. My name is Jor-El

Clark Kent:
Kal? That's my name?

Jor-El:
Kal-El, it is.

Clark Kent:
I have so many questions. Where do I come from? Why did you send me here?

Jor-El:
You came from Krypton, a world with a much harsher environment than Earth's. Long ago, in an era of expansion, our race spread out through the stars, seeking new worlds to settle upon. This scout ship was one of thousands launched into the void. We built outposts on other planets, using great machines to reshape environments to our needs. For 100 thousand years our civilization flourished, accomplishing wonders.

Clark Kent:
What happened?

Jor-El:
Artificial population control was established. The outposts and space exploration were abandoned. We exhausted our natural resources. As a result, our planet's core became unstable. Eventually, our military leader, General Zod, attempted a coup, but by then it was too late. Your mother and I foresaw the coming calamity and we took certain steps to ensure your survival. This is a genesis chamber. All Kryptonians were conceived in chambers such as this. Every child was designed to perform a predetermined role in our society as a worker, a warrior, a leader, and so on. Your mother and I believed Krypton lost something precious, the element of choice, of chance. What if a child dreamed of becoming something other than what society had intended? What if a child aspired to something greater? You were the embodiment of that belief Kal. Krypton's first natural birth in centuries. That's why we risked so much to save you.

Clark Kent:
Why didn't you come with me?

Jor-El:
We couldn't, Kal. No matter how much we wanted to. No matter how we loved you. Your mother, Lara, and I were a product of the failures of our world as much as Zod was. It's hard to explain.

Clark Kent:
So I'm alone?

Jor-El:
No, you are as much a child of Earth now as you are of Krypton. You can embody the best of both worlds. The dream your mother and I dedicated our lives to preserve. [He reveals to him the Superman suit] The people of Earth are different from us, it's true, but ultimately I believe that is a good thing. They won't necessarily make the same mistakes we did, but if you guide them, Kal, if you give them hope, that's what this symbol means. The symbol of the House of El means hope. Embodied within that hope is the fundamental belief the potential of every person to be a force for good. That's what you can bring them.

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