Originally Posted by Skrilla31
I don't think MOS is as "divisive" as people claim. It's not that people weren't ready for a modern re-interpretation of Superman, it's most likely that a lot of people were just bored out of their minds.
Another good post. Some MOS fans swear up and down that this film is some misunderstood complex piece of classic Cinema, one that people couldn't swallow because it was too mature/different.
To that, I say...please. Today, People eat up the kind of film MOS is. If people didn't, well...this film WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN MADE IN THE FIRST PLACE. This flick was designed to reflect this era: A Dark and Edgy reboot film in a sea of Dark and Edgy reboots.
And that is one of the reasons why this movie is not and probably wont be as well regarded as STM. You look at the kind of films being made in the 70's, and Superman stands out. As for MOS....
"Realistic" superheroes with dark color palettes? Saw that in The Dark Knight films, along with the non linear origin story.
Alien Invasions with epic fight scenes? You can See that in "The Avengers" and "Transformers".
Another brooding hero who feels isolated and is burdened with responsibility. That's basically every 21st Century Superhero.
MOS may stand out among Superman films, but in the current, competitive climate? IMO, not really. It wasn't exceptional in the same way STM was, or the way "The Dark Knight" and "The Avengers" are. But we won't ever know how successful MOS really was since Superman isnt getting a follow up solo flick.