I'm a big Man of Steel fan, which many fans (and probably few professional critics) have recognized as a deceptively sophisticated film. (I've written my own take on it elsewhere here. If possible please try to look past the fact that its on Moviepilot. It's way too long to transcribe over to here.) I do think it is clear that Zack Snyder is approaching the Superman character and his story rather seriously as modern mythology. So in the course of discussing this film another fan shared the following fan theory video with me that I find is actually pretty intriguing to consider: A Thesis on Man of Steel. Personally, I think the video's author may be going a bit too far in reading in what he wishes to see. However he does put together a fairly cogent argument and narrative about the symbolism that he sees recurring throughout the film. His thesis is basically that Snyder uses a biological childbirth metaphor repeatedly throughout Man of Steel via visual symbols. And this does make certain sense given the powerful emphasis that Zack and Deborah Snyder placed in their realization of Krypton as predicated on advanced biological engineering technologies and philosophy (see here). According to this author the film is all about the creation and birth process of Superman's identity. [YT]IdckKLhIN-E[/YT] I think this is one of those fascinating cases where it could be that Snyder perhaps may not have even have consciously intended what the Reel Analysis author put together in his theory... But, ironically, it can be reasonably discerned and nevertheless makes sense! Or perhaps the theory gets it mostly right (i.e., there is a recurring childbirth metaphor) but it 'reads-in' details that Snyder himself didn't intend, yet that still make sense within the overall framework. Anyway, I think this theory or thesis stands as an excellent example of just how compelling Man of Steel is, and how richly complex it truly is as a film. If this guy is right, then it just strengthens the case even more for regarding Man of Steel as a masterwork of filmmaking. What do you think? By the way, be warned that the video A Thesis on Man of Steel is long, running about 36 minutes.