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Old 09-02-2011, 06:52 PM   #19
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Default Re: What's So Bad About Superman Returns?

Originally Posted by Dr. View Post
You can certainly make the case that SR could have been improved if Lex had been shown making advanced weapons and machines from the remaining crystals. (Just a small demonstration would have been sufficient.) Fair call. But it was quite clear from earlier dialogue that the crystals had this capability and that using them in this manner was very much part of Lexs plan. It was also clear that Lex was simply waiting for NK to complete its formation whereupon it would wipe out 4/5ths of the US and devastate many other countries too (as depicted in Lexs map). So the military response that you speak of would be virtually non-existent.
You genuinely think the military would have taken THAT long to respond to a threat that big??????


Originally Posted by Mostpowerful View Post

They showed both sides of him well enough, imo; even though he had these amazing powers, he also had needs/feelings/desires like the rest of us humans beings. Did you see how sad he felt when Lois said she didn't love him? That's human. Or how happy he was when he realized he had a son? And he seemed very warm to me when he rescued Kitty and smiled back at her. Also when he asked Lois to 'please' come with him during the rooftop interview.

This is cinema. If you want to see Clark going to the bathroom, well you can watch Lois&Clark. That's what they do on a tv budget.
If I were to go into the complextities and subtlties involved in making a character more accesible to an audience, I would end up alienating alot of people from this debate... and i'd be giving myself a headache that only a qualification in film studies deserves...

But I can tell you for certain, that I found Matt Murdoch in Daredevil more accesible. I found every member of Fantastic Four more accesible (Actually, Sue Storm I'll give you )I found Green Lantern more accesible, Thor, Iron Man, Captain America. I found every single other movie interpretation of a superhero MORE accesible than I found SR's Superman...

Originally Posted by B View Post
I agree with 99.9% of everything you've said.

I see no point in me listing anything as you've pretty much covered alot of the issues I had with the film & I'd only be reiterating what you've already said.

It's always nice to know your not the ONLY one in the village!

Just accept that this is the direction they have taken.
Then, you can either decide this version isn't for you and stop watching. OR you can decide to enjoy it for what it is - an elseworlds tale.

'In Elseworlds, super-heroes are taken from their usual settings and put into strange times and places - some that have existed, and others that can't, couldn't or shouldn't exist. The result is stories that make characters who are as familiar as yesterday seem as fresh as tomorrow.'
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