Originally Posted by charl_huntress
I'm curious. What made this dynamic more interesting in a dramatic and thematic sense in a Superman movie? How does taking a love triangle (as you called it) for two, and turning it into a trapezium that now includes one extra body make that dynamic more interesting?
Well, in the classic triangle, Lois’s romantic dilemma is essentially a sham. Whether she chooses noble-but-ordinary (Clark) or the romantic ideal (Superman), she’ll ultimately be rewarded with “both.”
, where the options aren’t conflated, Lois’s choice is real, has real significance and implications. And that makes it intrinsically more dramatic.