My wife and I went to see Man of Steel this weekend and while my expectations were not overly high, I was disappointed with the ending, which I will not spoil here. However, the ending provided me with a desire to research Superman lore in the attempt to reconcile this new style of Superman with the comic book hero’s past.
In my research I found this well-written Entertainment Weekly article, which discusses the typical superhero scenarios, as well as some nice looks into broad-spectrum morality, Alan Moore, Superman, and President Obama. In addition, there need to be spoilers for this type of discussion, so don’t click the link unless you have seen the movie or don’t care.
I can’t really choose a good blockquote, so I will let the article as a whole stand on its own. Enjoy!
There is no better reason to not do something
There is no better reason to try
There is no better reason to fight
Against tyranny and strife
Removal is often the goal
Removal is often the challenge
Removal is often not enough
To completely fix what hangs in the balance
But it can bring about great change
But it can bring light
But it can bring great joys
In the darkness of the night
And so I live with friction
And so I live with what is hard
And so I live with what I love
But I stay upon my guard