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Old 01-25-2014, 10:42 PM   #57
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Default Re: Superman TM 1978 vs Man of Steel 2013, was the world ready, what do you think?

Originally Posted by Skrilla31 View Post
From one Superman fan to another, you can't possibly believe that. And you know it.

This movie was NOT received by the public the way we all wanted it to be. This was supposed to be our Dark Knight. This was supposed to be the movie that propelled Superman back to the top of public consciousness. All signs pointed to this movie being an event film and revitalization of the Superman character. An instant classic.

It wasn't.
I really don't think that's the case. Yes, MoS was meant to be a reintroduction of the character to the general audience & to popular culture, but it wasn't ever built up to be anything like The Dark Knight.

Regardless of the popularity of any character, I think it takes a few efforts to catapult him into the consciousness of the public. Batman Begins wasn't received like "The Dark Knight" was but it was still a great film that helped build things up to be able to lead to that point.

The problem with a lot of fans is that they expect instant perfection, or just perfection period. Fact of the matter is movies like "The Dark Knight" only come around once in a lifetime so people need to lower expectations & stop comparing every CBM to it.

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