Originally Posted by Dr.
In other words... people want to see Supes inflict pain and suffering.
Yes, but not unequivocally!
People want to see Supes inflict pain and suffering upon evil people who can only be stopped by means of pain and suffering
or upon people who deserve to be punished by means of pain and suffering
. If Supes were to walk up to Perry White and clock him in the face, I for one wouldn't be very pleased, regardless of how bad-ass and visually stunning Snyder were able to make it! In fact, I'd be very surprised and I'd probably vomit.
So, yes, people want Supes to inflict pain... but obviously with some (very important) conditions!