Do We Really Want a Darker Superman Movie?

I have watched the “Superman: Man of Steel” trailers quite a few times lately since they were recently put on the web for everyone to enjoy. I think so far it looks pretty interesting. However I am just not so certain that this is the Superman movie I really want to see. It’s clearly a darker more realistic take on Supes and it’s clearly trying to use the Nolan / Batman recipe for success. The trailers show a darker more emotional style of filming that may take a bit of getting used to. This however isn’t really what we’re all used to from Superman, so I am not going to jump to any premature conclusions yet, I’m quite sure I will enjoy this one immensely. Yet I would much rather have a brighter, more colorful Superman story to be honest. I could just be feeling this because this is all I am used to?

Hmm…Looks like Superman’s got Dr. Manhattan syndrome if you know what I mean! Blame it on Snyder again I guess…

I just don’t know how I feel about this one so far. What works for Batman may not necessarily work for Superman. I picture a Superman movie playing out a little more like Whedon’s Avengers personally – like a comic book really transformed into reality except without all the dark gritty real world vibe. I enjoyed Singer’s tone on his Superman film, I LOVED Brandon Routh as Superman.

Damn he was almost on par with Reeve in my opinion. He had that perfect charm, innocence and humor as the Man of Steel that is desperately needed to make the character work on the big screen. It’s still a mystery to me how Singer messed it up and somehow made a boring Superman movie! So instead now we get this, a dark Superman movie. It’s going to take a lot of convincing here for me folks…what do you now all think after seeing the trailers? Am I way lame for feeling this way?

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4 comments

  1. Stephen Ezell

    I am just super (pardon the pun) glad that Superman is going to punch things in this movie. Singer’s take on S-man was a yawn, apart from the Gatlin gun bullet to the eye part.

  2. Ben

    Completely agree with you. Superman is the light to Batman’s dark. The tone should be light, humorous and much more “comic-book” than Batman should ever be. I just hope Nolan and Snyder realise that.

  3. Victor De Leon

    Very curious about Snyder’s tone and interpretation. I didn’t mind Singer’s even though it felt redundant. MOS looks to be kinda dark. I hope not too dark. thanks for the post.

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