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Old July 19 2013, 03:11 AM   #178
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Re: Why The Hate For Superman Returns?

Christopher wrote: View Post
I just don't accept that the death of a parent is somehow an obligatory part of every fictional character's backstory. That's too formulaic.
This is true. A character is more than able to be fully fleshed-out and sympathetic without the death of a parent. But it's not inherently objectionable, either. In the context of MoS, I think the death of his father is an especially significant moment - regardless of whether or not that moment was effectively portrayed.
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