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Old 09-08-2013, 07:29 AM   #61
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Default Re: All Things Superman and Batman: An Open Discussion - Part 2

Originally Posted by Loki882 View Post
Guess what, the movie was made for a GA, and the GA ultimately determines whether or not it is successful. No, Superman should not be able to do ANYTHING on his first day, that's just stupid and kills any sort of tension going forward. Also, the whole "he's a messiah who can do anything" is the very reason why many people have trouble relating to him. There's is ZERO tension with your character if you can instantly say "he'll find a way, he can do anything."
Yeah, you're entirely correct. I mean, I struggle to think of how many times villains actually are defeated on film.

Oh wait, they're always defeated. All that is needed for dramatic tension is the belief, if only for a second that he hero may not prevail, even if you know he will in
the end. Every hero does anything required of them in the context of the story.

People failing to relate to a character is a failure on behalf of writers, not a failure on behalf of the character.

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