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Old 01-14-2014, 03:25 PM   #474
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Default Re: What's So Bad About Superman Returns?

Originally Posted by charl_huntress View Post
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.”

In SR, where the options aren’t conflated, Lois’s choice is real, has real significance and implications. And that makes it intrinsically more dramatic.

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