Originally Posted by StarvingArtist
Excellent simplistic breakdown. I think it demonstrates that, while the MOS does look quite nice when broken down to its core-most elements, the classic suit has that intangible quality that makes it an instant classic. It's similar to what Mark Millar was saying in reference to Superman art and actors: sometimes you can just tell
when an artist draws Superman properly (Curt Swan, Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, John Byrne in his prime) it freaking looks like Superman
, and when one doesn't it's very obvious. "Itís just an X-factor or an understanding of the character," he says.
Cavill happens to epitomize that philosophy in a way no actor genuinely has since Routh. During his off days he looks like Superman
. It's the same for the costume. The MOS one is good...but the classic is, simply, Superman