From the explosive first scenes of Man of Steel, only one unshakable determination stands: a father’s love for his son. Even when Jor-El (played by Russell Crowe) knows the sacrifices will be total and the separation utterly heart-wrenching, he will not be stopped.
Throughout the film, the incredible love of a father is what makes everything good possible.
It’s a powerful, self-giving, unrelenting force that becomes an anchor of Superman’s identityand purpose. This love drives hope; this hope drives purpose.
And when spoken, this love gives Superman his ultimate challenge: “You can save them… you can save all of them.”
“You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you, they will stumble, they will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders.” — Jor-El