“If you make a Superman movie you can’t take kids to, you’ve done something wrong.”

superman_1Comic book writer Greg Rucka complains, “For many, the difficulty with Superman isn’t heat vision or flight, or even that a slouch and a pair of glasses in no way make a viable disguise. Their disconnect arises from his very character, the idea that a person who can do so much, who can have so much, would be selfless rather than self-serving. They reject that kind of heroism in fantasy, because they claim it doesn’t exist in reality.” But, he says, “Look back at Boston and West, Texas, at those men and women of flesh, blood, bone, and heart, who ran into fire and terror rather than away from it, and then tell me if that holds water.”

“Keep ‘Man of Steel’ PG: A Comic Writer’s Plea,” by Greg Rucka.  The Hollywood Reporter, April 29, 2013.

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Posted on May 17, 2013, in American Culture, Worldview. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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