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  •  I have zero interest in seeing the new Superman (4+ / 0-)
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    Rimjob, Aunt Pat, Jeff Y, grover

    It's just not a franchise that appeals to me at all.

    Not dark enough, I suppose.

    •  Opposing view (3+ / 0-)
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      Trix, Rimjob, Jeff Y

      This looks good to me -- maybe I just need a bit more hope in my life. And love the music. Kind of weird to see ocean instead of cornfields though.

      "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

      by Cali Scribe on Sat Jul 21, 2012 at 09:23:34 PM PDT

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    •  Superman Functions As A Messiah..... (4+ / 0-)
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      Trix, happymisanthropy, Jeff Y, Simplify

      ...And most good drama is based on flaws & conflicted, difficult situations. And attempting to change Superman, to make him flawed or more complicated, is usually fraught with problems.

      From Bam Kapow!:

      "Superman represents hope and indefatigable strength, and any attempt to complicate these issues would no longer make him Superman. By definition, Superman has to be boring and morally absolute because if he isn't, he ain't Superman."
      In an interview from a while back, Joss Whedon (who directed & wrote Marvel's 'Avengers') opined as to why, with one big exception, he thought the characters in Marvel Comics' translate better to film than the ones from DC Comics.
      Joss Whedon: "Because, with that one big exception (Batman), DC's heroes are from a different era. They're from the era when they were creating gods... DC's characters, like Wonder Woman and Superman and Green Lantern, were all very much removed from humanity. Batman was the only character they had who was so rooted in pain, that had that same gift that the Marvel characters had, which was that gift of humanity that we can relate to." ..."And the thing that made [rival publisher] Marvel Comics extraordinary was that they created people. Their characters didn’t live in mythical cities, they lived in New York. They absolutely were a part of the world. Peter Parker’s character (Spider-Man) was a tortured adolescent."
    •  Christopher Nolan movie. (1+ / 0-)
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      Not dark enough.


      © grover

      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Sun Jul 22, 2012 at 12:05:54 AM PDT

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