Originally Posted by Daybreak_st
Movies have more and more spectacle these days
You could always compromise. Say the villain was Brainiac, the destroyer of worlds. Aside from the big action scenes you could have Superman and Brainiac debating the pros and cons of Earth. Brainiac, of course, would argue that Earth is full of murderers, thieves, rapists, etc. While Superman would prove his point not by saying but by showing. He is a symbol of hope. The people have seen him
stand up for truth & justice and now they are following in his footsteps.