Originally Posted by ThreadPool
Dang! Beat me to it.
My 2 cents anyways:
Damon Lindelof () on the JLA movie and tone of Man of Steel
Wait, wait, wait... How would MoS benefit from being PG? The violence is toned down? Uh. And? That's what was wrong with the last (still PG-13) big-screen Supes. Aside from the airplane/shuttle rescue the large-scale action was nonexistent.
I am tired of hearing about Donner's Superman. We get it. It's a classic. Moving on.
"Dark" is way overused as a term.
Taking the movie seriously = Dark.
More themes to think about = Dark.
No wink, wink, nudge, nudge. You're watching a movie based on a comic book. = Dark
The first three Reeve movies were most likely only PG because the PG-13 rating didn't exist at the time. I think in some ways, the superhero genre is inherently PG-13 and it has nothing to do with modern-day edginess.