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Box Office: The Problem With ‘Superman’ Movies Is Still Superman

Warner Bros. has already tried two diametrically opposed Superman reboots, both with variations of the Captain America model (a serious-minded but heroic Superman dealing with a darker, grimmer real world) to mixed-at-best results.

In another case of folks taking a non-quote in a trade article as “straight from the studio’s mouth” gospel, we’re now having the debate yet again about whether Superman, or specifically Superman movies, can be made “relevant” to modern moviegoers. Yes, there may be artistic value in an aspirational Superman movie which emphasizes “immigrant’s story” over “Moses parable” or “Christ allegory,” but the notion that “do for Superman what Marvel did for Captain America” is some kind of magic bullet is simplistic at best and incorrect at worst. The core issue with Superman movies may be that that domestic moviegoers are far more interested than overseas moviegoers. Moreover, Warner Bros. has already tried two diametrically opposed Superman flicks, both with variations of the Captain America model (a serious but decent Superman dealing with a darker, grimmer real world) to mixed-at-best results.

Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns is a movie with serious tonal issues, a lack of crowd-pleasing action, and a deeply problematic (morally and otherwise) emotional core. We’re supposed to feel bad for Clark Kent (Brandon Routh) because Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth) had the gall to move on with her life after Superman vanished from Earth for five years without so much as a post-it note. That said, it does feature an idealistic and optimistic Man of Steel (Routh makes for a fine Superman even

Article source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2019/12/02/the-problem-with-superman-movies-remains-well-superman/

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