First of all a lot of people have been dogging Man Of Steel, I mean a lot of people. In this video Regarding Clark, Max Landis the author of the excellent Chronicle has a bit of a problem with how Clark is portrayed in the new Man Of Steel movie. While I didn’t hate the film, the more I’ve thought about it the more I dislike it. Can someone please explain to me why Clark spends the better part of ten years wandering the Earth and doing good deeds here and there? I mean I could understand a year or two to get over your fathers death, but ten plus while you’re wandering the earth like a bootleg Kwai Chang Caine? Anyway watch the video above and read the rant below.
“That scenario where he basically allows Zod to destroy all of Metropolis, where he attempts to beat him in a punching contest? And then he’s forced to kill him? I have to believe Superman would kill Zod immediately if the alternative was 100,000 dead people.
It shouldn’t be a city-destroying sequence. It should be two guys fighting in space, or on the moon…
… [Man of Steel] reminded me of Transformers 3, or the end of Avengers. Everything ends in the same city-destroying, pandemonium, terrorist attack from space. Everything gets leveled and all of these people die and then the next scene it’s like “hey, you want to go to a baseball game?” No! The teams are all dead! Why are we in this office?
“I guess what I’m saying isn’t so much an opinion on the Man of Steel. It’s more about the way superhero movies have become… at the end of all of these movies, all I’m seeing is fire and death. And that confuses the living sh*t out of me, because everybody’s going to these movies and they’re all making so much money. And at the end, a hero stands tall as all of society crumbles behind him. That isn’t a superhero to me; a guy who stands there when everyone else is dead. That’s like a rock star. I don’t want to see movies about rock stars. Put the hero back in the super hero movies, because I think ‘super’ might have taken over.”
Spotted at FilmDrunk