Man of Steel. Nolan Superman Reboot.:
edited 20th Jul '13 2:56:38 PM by Vox
edited 20th Jul '13 3:04:57 PM by KnownUnknown
edited 11th Nov '13 10:15:47 AM by Tuckerscreator
- In terms of the destruction, what is strange is that the movie really does present things in a very serious light.... up until the surprisingly happy ending. I wonder if that was a Focus Group Ending/done out of a need for the film to end on an uplifting note. So, I don't really think this is evidence of Clark/Superman taking things flippantly.
- 5000 is a lot lower than I would have thought, so I guess Superman actually was doing a pretty good job. I don't bring this up to be flippant, but over 2,000 people died in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11 and a lot more buildings were destroyed in the film than that, which is why I would have thought a lot more people died.
- The bullying comment makes sense to me. The movie shows how Clark put up with all of this bullying as a child, unable to fight back out of (very justified) fear of killing someone, and that guy was more of the same. I think showing what he does with the truck is somewhat humorous, but I think it also shows Clark letting up repressed anger. And in respect to Zod and co., I like that comment about deliberately having Superman fight with brute force and no real skill (and up against enemies who did have such training). On the one hand, Superman is the only one who can stop them, but on the other hand, he's not really well-prepared for it. Tl; dr, I agree that the film sets Clark up to develop into someone who fights more gracefully and relies more on his intelligence (and causes less collateral damage).
- Yeah, the thing with the capes doesn't make tons of sense. Why not just say there were fictional superheroes but no real ones (or I don't know, have Clark like The Three Musketeers or Dracula or some other fictional cape-wearing character(s)?
edited 9th Nov '13 10:10:02 PM by Hodor
edited 9th Nov '13 11:13:31 PM by ShadowScythe