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Old July 19 2013, 12:38 AM   #1215
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Re: MAN OF STEEL - Grading & Discussion

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Dean Cain on the other hand, is probably the best Clark Kent on screen. I think he nails the Clark role almost to perfection. His Superman on the other hand is always looking like he's really uncomfortable in the role. Maybe they wanted to play it that way? But it took extra effort to see him in the costume.
Yeah; I've always thought that came from the difference in character stories. In the Reeve movies, Superman was Kal-el playing Clark Kent as a disguise. With Dean Cain, he was Clark Kent wearing Superman as a disguise.

It did seem to me that Cain always felt uncomfortable in the costume; but maybe it's because he always had his arms folded (which he may have been directed to do).
That was a lovely point about the show. The suit IS silly and uncomfortable. I think in the pilot his mother says something along the lines of "Well at least nobody will look at your face".

Dean Cain's Clark/Superman was great. He might be the reason why I got into Superman to begin with, but I'm not sure.
A movie aiming low should not be praised for hitting that target.
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