Well, I was looking forward to the new Superman movie. After the synopsis I have a very bad feeling.
“In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.”
That is right, we have ANOTHER origin story for Superman. Like the synopsis says, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time, so I think it is safe to assume most people interested in the movie already know his origin. How about we to some of the more interesting and established arcs in the Superman universe? Can we please?
I know what you are thinking. “But the last Superman movie wasn’t an origin story, it didn’t do that well.”
To which I would reply, “It had no action. Superman punched nothing. I want to see some super action, know what I’m saying?” Yeah the eyeball thing was cool, how about we rip some shit in half and make some villains soil their Aquaman undies? Is it too much to ask?
You know what would make an AMAZING Superman movie? Superman versus Doomsday, or Bizarro Superman. FFS, why the hell do we need ANOTHER origin story.
Oh I have super powers and I’m sad, Earth needs me to defend it but I don’t know how I fit in the world. BLAH BLAH BLAH/WAAH WAAH WAAH.
It is Superman, go punch some bad guys in the face. How can this equation get messed up? It is simple….
Here is what Topless Robot has to say about it:
Yes, ladies, and gentlemen, we’re getting Smallville: The Movie. Not content to just retell Superman’s origin for nth time, the whole fucking movie is apparently now his origin, as if 80% OF THE GODDAMN PLANET DIDN’T ALREADY KNOW WHAT HIS DEAL WAS. So we’ve gone from Superman as mopey, absentee dad to Superman as mopey, unsure boy trying to find his place in the world he doesn’t belong. Forget the fact that we’ve just had 10 fucking seasons of Smallville starring Superman as just that, why on god’s green earth won’t DC give us a Superman movie where Superman is… Superman? You know, a guy who will always do the right thing, will always try, without question or hesitation? A guy who feels he does belong on Earth, because it’s his fucking home, adopted or not?
I’m inclined to agree.
Nerd rage is on. Sweaty, heavy breathing nerd rage.