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Six lessons from 'Man of Steel's' success

Six lessons from 'Man of Steel's' success

When it was first announced in early 2010, the idea of a new Superman movie prompted a mix of eye-rolling and excitement. On the one hand, didn't we just do this in 2006? On the other,  Christopher Nolan.

It's fitting, then, that the movie it became, the Zack Snyder-directed “Man of Steel,” received the reaction it did this weekend: a somewhat tepid response from critics but widespread popularity among audiences, who came out to see it in massive numbers.

So what does it mean that one of the most beloved characters in the history of moviedom...