Originally Posted by Binker
Clark was a hero before he got the suit and later became Superman at the end. He wanted to help people, but had to hide his true identity, explaining why he was a drifter with all of those aliases.
Indeed. Notably saving the lives of the would be bus drowning victims as a youngster and saving people on the oil rig as a man. What I also admire about the MOS Clark is his restraint. Bullied as a boy and holding back his urge to bash the living hell out of the aggressor, also at the diner, taking it out on his truck.
What did people think of Clark not learning to fly until the scene in the movie? I didn’t mind. Doubt it's a reference, but I recall a scene in All Star Batman and Robin where Superman sprints across the water, not yet knowing he can fly.