No more a fad then when everyone began using technicolor, cinema scope and lens flare.Originally Posted by Eumenidus
We're only seeing Clark Kent in most of the trailers, when he's in adolescence and when he's trying to figure out his place in the world. Points in time when he isn't going to be happy. When he's Superman, he's in serious situations. The previous trailers for the other films, didn't show a smiling Superman either.2) He's laughed in the comics, that's good enough for me. And the Reeve Superman smiled and had a generally good-humored look and didn't look like he was having a miserable day every second of his life. Cavill's Superman is a joyless being, from what the trailer shows.
The origin is important to understand the character and to set up the world. The Donner film showed the origin to set up the relationship with Jor-El, the forthcoming battle with the Phantom Zoners, the relationship with Lois and the consequences of what happens when Clark lets his guard down. Nolan's origin gave us a reason for a man to dress up in a costume, rather than join the police force or the FBI. It also tied in to his fight with Scarecrow and Ra's, as well as his future fight with Bane and Talia. Bond's beginnings make him different from the Bond that was in existence before. "Casino Royale" was the first Bond story and it was only adapted outside of EON, until a few years ago when the rights were finally cleared up and it was used to make a clean break. Every story has a beginning and a complete story starts at the beginning.3) You did read the bit where I wrote I didn't care much for Nolan's Batman trilogy, yes? So as you may imagine, I don't care about Superman having to show why he should exist - that's self-evident, because he's a fictional character and someone wants to tell a story with him. Although from the trailer, not a very good one. Modern culture is strangely obsessed with origins: the first Bond story, who Robin Hood was before he was Robin Hood, Hannibal Lecter's childhood, the trauma of poor Darth Vader. I just don't care. I never needed the origin story of Sam Spade to like The Maltese Falcon. I don't know what prompted John McLane to be a cop, but I love the first three Die Hard movies. I didn't need to see the childhood of Rambo to feel sad about a poor veteran being picked on by a pushy sheriff. And I right now I doubt this movie is going to be better than any of those.
Oh and "Die Hard" had an origin comic that showed McClane as a rookie cop.