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The team drew their line in the sand and finally created a modern Superman on screen that broke several rules when it came to what fans seemed to cry out for and I just think that's a brilliant step for Superman to take. He needed this. I do believe that Snyder has most of the fanbase where he wants them. I think the double standard against Superman has become so outrageous that it's damn near impossible to create the perfect Superman story, but Snyder went against the grain and you HAVE to atleast admire that.
When it comes down to it, the Superman character has been takin' for granted for many, many years so what Snyder did with him was to burn this new take on Supes into people's heads so that when Superman does do countless number of things RIGHT, which I'm sure he'll do moving forward in this franchise, people will appreciate him more.
Last edited by Tra-EL; 12-27-2013 at 03:46 PM.
I understand that there are some Superman fans who are so faithful and so wanting for him to be popular that they are willing to accept anything no matter how blasphemous and degrading to the character it is. And I understand some fans came to the character in the John Byrne era, and so have been taught for years that the classic Superman was garbage. So I know there are people who are fans of "A" character called Superman that had no reason to be insulted by MOS. But anyone who knows Superman's core roots, where the character came from and how and why he was created, should find MOS to be a personally insulting movie. Because not only does every frame of it scream that Superman as Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created him is stupid and outdated and they are dead anyway, so who cares, but it also says that fans like me are nothing but old farts and hopefully we will die soon, and certainly not soon enough to satisfy them.
I will not cut corners about this: I have gotten death threats on this very board from fanatical haters of classic Superman before. The very act of daring to stand up for Superman AS HE WAS INTENDED TO BE against the huge corporation that is WB is hated in many circles. But I do not care. I have no power as a fan, but at least I have my rights to say what I think. And what I think is Zack Snyder and people like him hate Superman and hate fans like me even more.
Doomed Planet. Desperate Scientists. Last Hope. Kindly Couple.
Sorry Kurosawa, but that's a bit over the top and I will respectfully disagree. To say it was made for Superman haters created by Superman haters is the most outrageous thing I've ever laid eyes on. First and foremost, a Superman, as you would say, hater, would not even give MOS the light of day to even give a shit to see it in the first place. If you've seen MOS, you atleast have some fondness of the character that has a very rich pop culture phenomena following and/or was interested in a summer blockbuster flick where superheros are now at their peak.
Second, I get that old timers like yourself felt that it was a slap in the face and was insulted but at the same time, no true Superman fan, as you would call it, are never one in the same. There are so many interpretations that go into a 75 year history of not only comic books, but other media I wouldn't care to describe that what you would label as "a true Superman", another person would beg to differ and look at him in an whole different light. Who's to say who's wrong? You?
Lets not get too carried away. I understand your deep, deep passion for Supes (I know because you wouldn't feel the need to backhand this movie so many times) but the film really catered to nobody, which starts Superman off as a reboot on clean footing and maybe, just maybe, you'll end up getting the Superman you love in the end. Afterall, Man of Steel was his beginnings and his core, true elements are not even close to being explored yet. Again, I highly disagree with you. Man of Steel may be the start of something special for the character for all the reasons why you despise it above. He'll simply...grow.
And seriously..death threats? People need to get a goddamn life.