Mister Fandango wrote:
In the movie, he never really adopts a secret identity. He adopts a hero identity.
That's fine. Clark as the real person is better anyway.
I wasn't talking about that at all.
The point I was trying to make is that in the movie, he never really was
Superman. He was just some dude in a stupid pair of pajamas supposedly masquerading as alien armor (which looked even more silly when his opponents wore actual
alien armor), and an off-hand comment here and there mentioning the word "super" in equally silly ways. It was only a Superman movie because we, the audience, knew
he was supposed
to be Superman, but in the movie, he never really was. Let alone Superman who needed a civilian persona -- whether it was who he really was or not -- in order to escape any fame or persecution he'd suffer when not out saving the world.
He was just some... dude.