Originally Posted by hopefuldreamer
Can someone explain to me what it is that's so great about Brainiac?
Everyone seems to love him and wants him on the big screen, but why? What would be the amazing storyline with Brainiac as the main villain?
I mean, he's AI. He doesn't have a 'personality', or any quality I've ever particularly found enjoyable in stories.
Yes, he's a formidable opponent and could have an 'army'. But personally I just find him kind of boring
Maybe I just haven't read/seen the best stories. I dunno.
I would save Braniac as third villain in trilogy..with a very good writer....the fact that he's artificial intelligence can be used to explore advancement of technology is eradicating human kind's personal privacy and creating a sense of alienation in an ironically 'connected' society. Braniac would be an artificial intelligence tyrant uses personal information to mold people into an authoritarian agenda, try to collect history from civilization and use the data instill a new world order. If he had some sort of Kryptonian background he could be a real psychological threat as well as physical for Superman.
For second movie I'd go Lex/Metallo/Parasite. Bam.