I think this is the moment where I fell in love a little with Jor-El, because of the way he tells Clark his birth name, so kindly and warmly. Because Clark has been needing to hear that for such a long time, and this moment feels like a sort of homecoming, done in such a subtle, gentle manner.
I just can’t get over Clark/Kal’s face when he hears his birth name for the first time. And this is after the scene where Jonathan tells Clark that somewhere out there he had another father who gave him another name, so to finally hear it, to finally know where he came from…this is why his Kryptonian side is just as important as his human upbringing. Adopting a child from another culture comes with that child needing to understand a side of them that, bless them, their adoptive parents will not be able to explain or sympathize with. And Clark doesn’t love the Kents any less for it, but it is something he has needed his entire life, and now he understands, he knows, and he can reconcile that part of himself and become a whole person.
CONGRATULATIONS HENRY CAVILL!
2014 MTV Movie Awards Best Hero - Henry Cavill in Man of Steel
I may have to make a Superman/Man of Steel Tumblr tag soon for my page…and maybe just a Henry Cavill tag for good measure.
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