I don't read the Superman comics, so what I know of him is almost exclusively from the movies and live action TV shows. And as much as I love the Christopher Reeve Superman, most of these representations are kind of boring. He's too perfect, too good. And you took his most interesting trait, being an...
Best answer: I don't read the Superman comics, so what I know of him is almost exclusively from the movies and live action TV shows. And as much as I love the Christopher Reeve Superman, most of these representations are kind of boring. He's too perfect, too good. And you took his most interesting trait, being an alien, and nerfed it because he doesn't remember anything about his homeworld. So you can't tell alien type stories about adapting to a new world or being sad over the loss of his old world because he's never been there.
And he really is too powerful. But then, he's SUPPOSED to be too powerful. DC really likes their heroes to be GODS. Marvel's heroes are generally more relateable in terms of power scale. DC's not so much. It's a different kind of storytelling. One that requires a certain finesse...that Zach Snyder simply didn't have in any capacity.
He also is supposed to be more fun and funny from what I've been told. In the comics and cartoon he supposedly has an actual sense of humor. Reeve made a joke or two, but not many. The one Superman portrayal I've seen that was funny was Tyler Hoechlin in Supergirl Season 2. That Superman was BRILLIANT.
For one thing, Hoechlin's Superman wasn't perfect. He was overly harsh on J'onn for having kryptonite at the DEO. He actually did have some Clark Kent clumsy in him. But he also made JOKES. Kara (his cousin Supergirl) was stressed out over her relationship with James and was relating this to Clark while trying to be coy and not give away that it was about James. Clark identified that it was about James and Kara's reaction was like "How did you know that I was talking about James?" at which point Clark tells her that it's a kryptonian telepathy power that she'll get someday. Kara naively responds "REALLY?!?" Clark lets her off the hook "No. James and I are friends. We talk!"
I mean, who can't relate to verbally teasing your family members like that? Yet find Superman doing stuff like that in other portrayals. I'll wait. Still waiting. Okay, maybe I'll grant you the thing where Reeve's Superman tells Lois her panties are pink. Not nearly as good though.
So Superman can be good, but they need someone to take the franchise over who actually LOVES IT. Interview directors and give quizzes on Superman lore. You only want directors that seem to have actually READ THE COMICS. No more Snyder types who don't know who Superman really is or what he's about.
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