Man of Steel (2013)
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December 11th, 2012 (05:31 PM).
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The way I see it, people think Superman boring because we've always had the campy, G-Rated, idealized version of Superman portrayed in films. Similar to how the Batman franchise used to be. Throw in several bad films, and the franchise suffers for awhile. And we all know how well Mr. Nolan rectified Batman's kiddie and soft persona, so expect the same thing here.
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Burton's first Bat flick was fine. The Animated Series was probably the truest representation of the comics until the Arkham games. Nolan rescued the film franchise (and I thank him for that), but already throughout the '90s Batman was increasingly seen as darker and less campy.
But, with Superman I never got that impression. Even with the animated series from the same team as the Batman show. It was still lighter and nicer. And when it tried to be serious, it felt weird.
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