Superman & «Realism» in Superhero Movies
I would like to get to the most obvious thing about Clark Kent/Superman that always had people scratching their head at one point: his GLASSES.
For the past years, a lot of comic books have been made into movies. But some liberties –for the better or the worse- that deviate from the original material were taken during the adaptation process. Nowadays, «realism» seems to be the concept that filmmakers try to incorporate in every aspect of their movies.
One of the obvious examples when it comes to «realism» in a superhero movie is Nolan’s Batman: real world villains that aren’t trying to be funny, a hero with a purpose (not just standing around and popping up miraculously when something happens).
But we got other examples. Tony Stark was publicly known to be Iron Man because it wouldn’t make much sense that a simple bodyguard could actually have full access to this kind of technology. In The Incredible Hulk, Banner’s transformation was triggered by a high blood pressure instead of only his anger. In the upcoming «The Amazing Spiderman», Spider-Man got suckers on his shoes so he can stick to walls. Even in Thor, they had a bunch of experts in physics that were to analyse the logical aspect behind the rainbow bridge.
So with that being said, I would like to get to the most obvious thing about Clark Kent/Superman that always had people scratching their head at one point: his GLASSES. Zack Snyder stated that he was going for a more realistic feel for his Superman. So I think it would be good to get to the story with Clark Kent as we know it but when he becomes Superman – unless on his first rescues he’s not exposed publicly- people will be fully aware of who he is so we won’t have to see him live a double life and wonder why people can’t recognise him.
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