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Kaiser The Great

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Subj: Re: Well, if there was ever a reason why I'm glad Superman Returns 'flopped'...
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 at 12:42:37 pm EDT (Viewed 122 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Well, if there was ever a reason why I'm glad Superman Returns 'flopped'...
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 at 01:31:27 am EDT (Viewed 138 times)

    My only problem with that is the fact that, pound for pound, Superman: The Movie is tonally pitch-perfect for the first half (Krypton/Kansas) that I'm not really sure what you could do to improve it other than for the sake of doing things different... which is not a good enough reason to change things around when the Public recognizes Krypton/The Fortress being made out of crystals.

Yeah that's probably true. On the other hand, it was a 1978 movie, so is it cool to retell it after 31 years? I would argue yes, especially if they're so hung up on catching the new generation's interest. And if not, do the Burton/Returns/Man of Steel/Birthright approach, and don't really harp on his growing up stage, just touch on it here and there. If everyone knows Krypton blows up, and don't want to see it again (and again, I would argue that - 31 years) then don't spend 30 minutes on it, just blow it up.

    This isn't even addressing the newly revealed factoid that DC is now following Marvel's lead and having their comic writers oversee certain film properties (Geoff Johns on the Flash, for example)... so since Donner's vision has finally been implanted into the comics (ever since Bryne tried and failed back in the 80's) AND it's the version virtually everyone in America is familiar with (with help from shows like Smallville using the aesthetic), I highly doubt we'll see a different version of Krypton. As skeptical as I am that a full-on origin reboot could happen, even if it does I just don't see a different version of Krypton being used.

I would like to see them depart from the crystals, as I've gotten a bit bored with them. And I love the motion picture, and the earlier years of SMALLVILLE. But I'd like to see more of a silver-age-y Krypton, a Birthright or All-Star Superman type Krypton, where they look more like superheroes and give an excuse for Clark to wear tights. I'd like to see a Krypton and Fortress of Solitude that isn't drab, dark and depressing. Actually, that really has nothing to do with crystal technology. They could still use it and achieve my wants. So whatever.