Originally Posted by DorneyDave
Superman the Movie was the first of its' kind. That's why it's remembered as a timeless classic and a lot of people can't shake that image of Superman out of their head. So when a new verison of the character comes along and it's not the Reeve copy, they get skeptical.
Well if that's the case shouldn't Batman have had the same problem then? Burton's Batman was a HUGE movie wasn't it? A classic in it's own right? How were so many people able to "shake" that image when The Dark Knight came along? Wasn't that also a "new" and modern interpretation of that same classic tale?
It's because The Dark Knight won people over. It's because it was a better movie. Whereas I believe too many people left Man Of Steel feeling indifferent. That movie didn't do for Superman what The Dark Knight did for Batman, although to be fair... Batman Begins wasn't exactly a colossal smash either and only time will tell what the Man Of Steel "sequel" will have in store.