Originally Posted by Kurosawa
Well, there's a difference in a fun Halloween scare and the public actually having deeply seated fears of Superman. I think he wouldn't just laugh it off if most people were legit scared of him. Now criminals, that's a different thing.
But even Batman isn't out to scare the innocent, only the guilty:
Originally Posted by hopefulsuicide
Not THAT much light humour. Not in scenes were it's inappropriate.
Humour in a Superman film should be subtle, and in the right places only. Otherwise your just making him into a characature. A Superhero no one can take seriously.
And why don't you understand 'realistically'...
It means looking at how any man who was raised on earth would actually respond when his lifetime of fears came true, and people regarded him with fear, looking at him like he's a freak.
You cannot compare apples to oranges here.
While it might be normal for most humans to find putting on a wig and going 'boo' funny, it is NOT a normal human reaction to take pleasure in terrifying people by exhibiting superhuman powers not of this earth.
We're not talking about Superman showing up and people having a 'bit of a fright', maybe jumping a bit, Superman chortling and then them all having a laugh when they realise how silly it was to have been startled.
Agreed completely. Superman is not Wolverine or Hulk, as in, he likes it if people are scared of him and his power. He's more like a police officer, a firefighter or a doctor.He's only there to help, even as Clark Kent, spreading the truth to the people.