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  •  I won't be bothering to go (1+ / 0-)
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    cynndara

    If Hollywood wants to entice me to enter one of their over-priced American death-traps, then they've got to do better than this.

    The crux of Superman's character is the conflict of morality - given the power to do nearly anything, what compels someone to act morally correct even when doing so is in conflict with their personal wishes and ambitions. Superman's story presents this conflict, in part, as Nature vs. Nurture. Born to an alien race, Superman's advanced intellect and strength could make him King of The Earth (as Zod hoped to be), but for the nurturing Midwestern values instilled in him by his adoptive parents, the Kents.

    That Hollywood is no longer interested in telling the story of rationalized morality and acting non-selfishly for the common good doesn't surprise me in the least. I don't know who this superhero is in a brown-and-slate costume, but I don't recognize him as Superman.

    My other car is a pair of boots.

    by FutureNow on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 08:16:10 AM PDT

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