Originally Posted by herolee10
I wouldn’t say that; I mean sure, Dean Cain didn’t place as much effort in his performance in distinguishing the characters between the two like someone such as CR had done for his role as Superman. However, the general feeling that I got from the L&C interpretation was that Clark was trying to make Superman come off as more larger than life, more so than his normal personality, thus a way of differentiating the two personalities, I think that was the intent, course the execution of that intent could be argued if it was successful or not.
Exactly. The intention was that Superman be seen as someone who didn't have a life beyond being a superhero. That he arrived in Metropolis a stranger to earth. That's why Lois wondered things like 'does he eat' and 'does the suit even come off'.
And that's why the disguise works. Because nobody thinks about him possibly having grown up on earth, and having earth parents, and enjoying earthly pleasures. So even when you think they look alike, you assume it's just a coincidence because Clark Kent has parents, and a human childhood and life.
The only person I had issue with not figuring it out was Luthor. Because he saw the messages in the globe, and he figured out that Superman grew up on earth and probably has an alter ego. So he really should have figured it out.
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.'