I’m new to this forum, I don’t know any of you, but I’ve had it. I am so sick and tired of Hollywood not giving Superman the treatment he deserves. There are too many filmmakers that are too scared to show Superman’s true power because it’s expensive, they’re afraid they won’t give him a challenge, etc. So what are we left with? Every single movie and iteration is filled with linear flying, no fluidity in the movement; heat vision thats unidirectional and uninventive. Freeze breath that’s boring; fight scenes where he throws one punch at a time, telegraphed; non-tactical approaches to everything; overwhelmed by a sense of vague threat that he could easily defeat if the writers didn’t lack imagination. We’re allowing our movies to be made by people who do not respect the hero and who are uncreative in their approach the most powerful superhero of all time!
• Why not show Superman in fight training with Batman or Wonder Woman, give a basic foundation for how Superman knows how to fight? He keeps getting his butt kicked by enemies who should not be able to beat him. It’s beyond silly.
• Why not have him study in his fortress for years learning how to use his gifts correctly, and then blow us away with something CREATIVE? Have you ever seen Superman turn himself into a ball and fly through something like a projectile, or show him spinning through the air like the bullet from a rifle? Have you ever seen him do ANYTHING. REMARKABLE. IN THE AIR. AT ALL. ON SCREEN. No, we haven’t. Nothing worth noting in any fashion.
• Why do we automatically accept the same stupid premises that we’ve always been force-fed? Can someone please, PLEASE be a bit more creative in what we make a Cavill do? Can someone please treat this character with some degree of respect and imagination?
I can. I can do it. If anyone important is reading this, please. Please let me do it. It’s out of necessity, I’m not a filmmaker. But I’m sick of seeing the most beloved Superhero of all time continuously doing things that, compared to the rest of what we see in superhero movies, is so boringly normal?