The Avengers #57 (1968).
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I knew this version would come out eventually.
Just to get serious for a split-second, the casual disregard for the idea of human life for the sake of the awesome-looking battle sequence says a lot, I think, about the difference between Christopher Nolan and the people Marvel’s chosen to direct their movies.
IT GOT BETTER
POINT TOTALLY MADE. I was a DC girl before…The Avengers made me a bigger Marvel fan.
Without getting into a DC vs. Marvel which is better argument (it’s more of a Nolan vs Whedon thing anyway), this graphic perfectly illustrates my major problem with Man of Steel. It’s not even the level of destruction so much as the film’s and Superman’s cold indifference to the level of slaughter. Comparisons with the end of Avengers are inevitable, and worth examining.
Avengers was destructive, there’s no two ways about it. But the film takes pains to show the heroes trying to contain it, trying to lead the monsters away. It specifically shows Cap running around trying to save people, organizing police forces, running in to the line of fire himself. Both they and the film acknowledge the people in the moment and try to save them.
The level of emotionless destruction in MoS wouldn’t even have been much of an issue for a colder hero, but the problem lies in the fact its indifference is such a betrayal of who Superman is. We get told through a lot of voice-over talk that he’ll be a symbol of hope for the humans, and yet when it comes down to brass tacks, Supes doesn’t try to save people, try to get Zod out of the downtown core, or care about any of it… right up until that one moment it’s wangstfully dramatically appropriate. Hundreds of thousands slaughtered in an orgy of tumbling buildings… and the film expects me to get wound up about one family.
Superman’s persona is and always has been that he’ll die trying to save every last person he can. He’s the Big Blue Boy Scout, the ultimate paladin. It’s not enough for Jor-El to blather on and on about who the symbol of hope is- that’s not who we saw in MoS.
I think Superman deserved better.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead. I think she would play a perfect Mary Jane. She is beautiful , has the look for it and is a good actress. I mean just look at her.
Adult Swim making an unholy amount of sense.
Adult swim is always sneaking that real talk pastcha.
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