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Old 04-23-2013, 02:20 PM   #187
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Default Re: Superman's power level - Part 1

Originally Posted by Lead Cenobite View Post
You're right, normally a building or an island can't be lifted by only one small point without collapsing under its own weight, but this is Superman. The entire point is he can do the impossible. The laws of physics go out the window with him.
No offense, but this is fanboyism at it's worst. The second you give Superman the ability to do anything... even warp the laws of physics... is the second that you suck all the drama out of the story. If Superman can go as fast as he wants and lift anything he wants even when it defies common sense, then there's no point in fighting him, no drama from a possible failure, no reason to have a movie.

Because so many of us grew up with him, its natural that we'd want to boost up his power in order to see him do awesome awesome stuff. That's how we imagined him as kids. But making Superman invicible would lead us to not identifying with the character and making the whole movie a big bore.

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