I’ve had Superman on the brain, lately. They were showing the original film on TV during the Thanksgiving holiday. My father decided to record it and add it to his DVD collection. I popped in my Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut DVD afterwards. So, I’ve just been in a Superman mood.
It’s an inspirational theme just like Superman is an inspirational character. It evokes the idea that the best in us can be brought out along the lines of truth, justice, and the American way, but really, for me, it’s about just trying to be our most positive, hardest working, always do the right thing, best selves.