Originally Posted by Sharkboy
Even then, his fathers death becomes about him unable to save everyone with his powers, something that will undoubtedly be called back up later on in the film...
Well, Clark/Superman is
the protagonist - the story is
. Jonathan is a supporting character.
...not only does it trivialise such an important character moment into a plot point, it's just so expected.
Until we see the movie, we can’t say how certain events will be handled - emotional or "trivialized" . But an accidental death isn’t intrinsically
less meaningful than a natural one (both are tragic). In terms of being “expected,” I dunno. Traditionally, Jonathan dies by natural causes or he doesn’t die at all. An accidental death (that Clark might have prevented if not for saving others) is relatively novel.