action Man of Steel Movie Quotes

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"Man of Steel" movie quotes tell the classic story of DC Comics superhero Superman in a new way in the action film produced by Christopher Nolan. Using a screenplay written by David S. Goyer based on a story he and Nolan created, "Man of Steel" was directed by Zack Snyder. The highly anticipated summer blockbuster opened in 2D, 3D and IMAX theaters on June 14, 2013.

In "Man of Steel," the early story of Superman (Henry Cavill) is told starting right from when he is born as Kal-El and sent to earth by parents Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and Lara Lor-Van (Ayelet Zurer) in order to survive the destruction if their home planet of Krypton. Kal-El is adopted by Jonathan (Kevin Costner) and Martha (Diane Lane) Kent and raised as a normal human being named Clark Kent.

As a teen, Clark is forced to confront where he came from, who he is and what direction he wants to take with his life. He tasked with keeping his powers a secret out of fear that the people of earth would reject him out of fear versus using his powers for their greater good. This decision becomes even more complicated when General Zod, a leader on Krypton, and his forces invade earth, threatening the people in search of finding Kal-El/Superman/Clark Kent.

While most will be eager to see "Man of Steel," there are many other great films in theaters at the same time such as "This Is the End," "The Internship," "The Purge," "After Earth," "Fast and Furious 6," "The Hangover Part III," "The Great Gatsby," "The Big Wedding," "Oblivion," "Scary Movie 5," "Evil Dead," "Jurassic Park 3D," "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," "Olympus Has Fallen," "Admission," "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone."
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Goodbye, My Son

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Jor-El: "Goodbye, my son. Our hopes and dreams travel with you."
Lara Lor-Van: "He will be an outcast. They'll kill him."
Jor-El: "How? He'll be a god to them."

Just following the birth of Kal-El, his parents have to quickly give him up to be sent to earth. It's a bittersweet moment for both but father Jor-El has high hopes for his son and knows that Kal-El will be seen as a god among men in his new world.
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Keep This Side of Yourself a Secret

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Fellow Parent: "My son was in the bus! He saw what Clark did!"

Jonathan Kent: "You have to keep this side of yourself a secret."
Teenage Clark Kent: "What was I supposed to do? Let them die?"
Jonathan Kent: "Maybe"

A teenage Clark Kent was forced to make a tough decision when a school bus crashes and Clark makes the choice to save the children aboard while also possibly exposing his secret powers. Later in a discussion with his adoptive father, Jonathan, Clark learns that sometimes he must make the hard decisions to keep his secret safe.
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You Are Not Alone

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General Zod: "You are not alone. You are not alone. You are not alone. My name is General Zod. I have journeyed across an ocean of stars to reach you. For some time your world has sheltered one of my citizens. He will look like you but he is not one of you. To those of you who know of his location, the fate of your planets rests in your hands. I request that you return this individual to my custody. To Kal-El, I say this, 'Surrender within 24 hours of watch this world suffer the consequences.'"

Kryptonian leader General Zod gives some fighting words to the people of earth in an attempt to find and retrieve Kal-El. He knows of Superman's powers and hopes that others who do too will come forward to save themselves by exposing him.
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Jor-El: "You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you. They will stumble. They will fall. But you will help them. You will guard them. You will give them hope. In time, they will join you in the sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders. That's what this symbol means, hope."

Jor-El, Kal-El's biological father, explains to his son that the task ahead is not an easy one but eventually Kal-El will serve as the source of hope for the people of earth, that the S on their chests is the symbol of hope.
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For the Greater Good of My People

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General Zod: "No matter how violent, every action I take is for the greater good of my people."

Despite being a fierce enemy, General Zod swears that he is not an evil antagonist that is simply out for violence and destruction, rather simply someone working to save his own people.
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You Have to Decide

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Jonathan Kent: "You're not just anyone. One day, you're going to have to make a choice. Whether to stand proud in front of the human race or not. You have to decide what kind of man you want to grow up to be. Whoever that man is, good character or bad, it's going to change the world."

Though Jonathan, Clark's adoptive father, hopes Clark will choose the path of good over evil, he reminds Clark that there is a choice, but there are also consequences of that choice.
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What If a Child Aspired?

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Jor-El: "What if a child dreamed of becoming something other than what society had intended? What if a child aspired to something greater?"

Jor-El remarks on the power of one child determined to do something bigger than himself. It only takes a little bit of hope, some aspiration and some hard work for one person to change the world for the better.
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Find Out What That Reason Is

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Jonathan Kent: "You're the answer, Clark."
Teenage Clark Kent: "Can't I just... keep pretending I'm your son?"
Jonathan Kent: "You ARE my son but somewhere out there you have another father and he sent you here for a reason. And even if it takes the rest of your life, you owe it to yourself to find out what that reason is."

A teenage Clark Kent is forced to come to terms with his past and how that plays into his future. As adoptive father Jonathan explains, he owes it to himself to realize the reason he was sent to earth.