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Subj: Re: What gets me...
Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 at 12:06:23 pm EDT (Viewed 108 times)
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Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 at 01:40:37 am EDT (Viewed 151 times)

    is the fact that Snyder talks like he knows things when he blatantly doesn't.

    Sure, Superman has killed in the comics. But this is a character that had, at least in '78, 40+ years of history. The way he talks makes it sound like Donner/Mackewicz pulled their version of Superman out of their ass and not the comics. Yes, things were changed (Krypton, it's technology, Luthor) but that's what happens in adaptations. But I'd wager to bet most people who loved Superman: The Movie (myself included) do so because it either A) reflected what they thought of Superman via the TV show and comics or B) was our gateway to the comics, which ended up supporting the portrayal of the character on-screen (as it did with me, as I grew up on Pre-Crisis and Post-Crisis Superman comics).

    And I'm sorry, but for something striving not to be "fun or funny", it sure had a lot of moments that were trying to play that way (or was Lois' 'joke' after the kissing scene not meant to be comedic?)... and if the MOS Hope Alien was meant to be a real hero, I would've expected him to... I don't know... actually try to save people's lives or show a hint of concern for them in the battle of Metropolis?

    Or is it just me?

It's not just you. I'm in agreement 100%

It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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