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.
I think back to my father. As a farmer, he had a natural understanding for the Earth. I remember him telling me this world is capable of providing for all its creatures. Even now, with so many more people, there exists enough food for everyone.
"The problem," Pa used to say, "is people. As far back as we go, we've always had problems with sharing. Seems everyone's too busy holding on to what they've got to care how their neighbors are doing."