Originally Posted by Catman
Why not? We already saw a light-hearted version of it in the `78 picture. In the sequel he stopped a terrorist attack. And in Superman IV he tried to rid the world of nuclear weapons. Snyder and Nolan could take a cue from those movies and do a better job of it. Superman fighting aliens and monsters is fun and all, but it doesn't make him relatable. A superman who ASSISTS in fighting everyday crime and saves people from everyday dangers is a good thing. Heck, even Sam Raimi did it with Spider-Man! How many times did we see Peter Parker run into a burning building? How many times did he rescue children who didn't look both ways before crossing the street?
Superman isn't supposed to be relatable. Relatable
is a fanboy buzz word for validity
. It's the search to desperatly justify their love for the fantastic by trying to ground it in their rules and their thinking. that way people won't make fun of them for it, or at least in their minds. Superman doesn't need to be stopping street crime, or fighting a fire in 3 seconds between keystrokes at the Daily Planet. he needs to be stopping world conquering villains, Super-powered criminals and giant monsters like Chemo and Titano.
Superman's powerset alone makes it ridiculous for him to be stopping muggers in the street. It's also not in Superman's mission to solve the world's problems, which was the problem with Superman IV.
Stopping the hydrogen bomb in Superman 2 is different. The bomb if it had exploded would have leveled an entire city.
Spider-man is not a relatable character. He's a genius with superhuman strength, reflexes, precognitive senses and the ability to cling to surfaces. He's got an over developed sense of guilt and constantly complains about being unlucky while winning a Pulitzer prize, marrying a supermodel/actress, being friends with some of the richest most powerful people in the Marvel universe. Now he's a successful research scientist working for a billion dollar think tank. Aunt may is married to a millionaire author, who's son was a successful media tycoon turned Mayor of New York City.