Why we need Superman now...
Superman. The name alone strikes a chord with America as a symbol of hope and power. There is nothing more iconic than seeing him fly through the air and I think someone else should don the S and take flight...
Superman is, for one thing, everyone's Jesus. What I mean by that is Superman is almost relatable to the story of Christ without becoming a religious figure. And to all you naysayers that deny this, let me give you this picture
"They can be a great people Kal-El, they wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way. For this reason above all, their capacity for good, I have sent them you my only son"- Jor El of Krypton.
So now that that's out of the way: since Superman is everyone's savior there needs to be another movie. While I am aware of the issues surrounding the property, there needs to be a movie to raise our spirits. Arguably, we have seen worse times in the world within the last decade, but after what many considered a failure of a Superman movie in "Returns," I feel it would only be necessary to have another one. This has been proven to be effective in sales. While I don't condone a profit in sales based on low morale, it could be effective. Take for instance "Smallville," only one month after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, "Smallville" appeared on tv screens around the country, in the homes of people who needed hope more than ever. While this isn't the same as a movie, it shows that if you have a live action Superman it will succeed ( Superman 4 doesn't exist to me). If there were to be action and tense scenes only slightly over the top than "The Dark Knight" then it would seem more inspiring than watching Lex Luthor make another real estate scheme. With some known faces in Hollywood, it could even be an ensemble piece. Also, I was in favor of a Superman epic trilogy akin to "The Lord of the Rings" that was planned by Mark Millar. A grand story of that size would define the medium forever as more than just a "Man in Tights" movie--it could be an epic. And in our time of need, all we really need is Superman.
I'll be on the Throne until next time...
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