Thursday, June 13, 2013

Last Son of Krypton

Last Son of Krypton

The latest trailer for Superman trailer goes on to tell us something very distinctive about the film. Here, take a look for yourself

As impressive as that trailer is, it does tell us something very important about Zach Snyder's take on Superman. He's no longer from a dead planet. Which really makes me feel all sorts of strange. That's the whole point. Superman was rocketed to Earth right when his planet was about to blow up. Making him the last survivor of that rock. Welp, no longer.

I guess I shouldn't be very surprised by these constant rebooting and retooling of the Superman mythos. DC has been fucking with the comic book properties a whole lot more lately than ever in an attempt to capture the attention of newer readers. It sort of goes along these cycles every few years just to grab some sales. But now Superman is no longer from an exploded Krypton and that just makes me all sorts of bland.

I mean, it's not as bad as J.J. Abrams latest fuck up in taking the greatest hits of Star Trek's past franchise films and just jumbling them together and mixing shit around to give us Wrath of Kahn reboot... when he swore that Kahn wasn't going to be in the film. Hell, what they did with replacing Spock and Kirk's positions from Star Trek 2... well, that's annoying in itself some more.

In short, there's no reason to dumb down or placate all these films to the larger audiences. Guess what, the geek community is now the masses. How about you just keep it simple and not mess up the mythos all that much. 

But I guess we'll see as the film is released today. 

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