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Old September 14 2011, 01:55 PM   #3106
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Maybe it's from before he becomes Superman - because otherwise, why would he be wearing glasses anyway?
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Old September 14 2011, 02:39 PM   #3107
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^ That's right. Young Clark in Superman The Movie didn't wear glasses either and somehow, the cinema world of 1978 didn't crash to a stop.
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Old September 14 2011, 03:11 PM   #3108
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Yeah, the comics abandoned "young Clark in glasses" with the Byrne reboot.

I really liked the idea of Clark as a high school hero type. One thing I'm happy about with the current comic book reboot (so far) is that it suggests ol' Superboy/Clark is gone again and that he and Luthor don't know one another before he becomes Superman.
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Old September 14 2011, 04:04 PM   #3109
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Maybe it's from before he becomes Superman - because otherwise, why would he be wearing glasses anyway?
Whoa, is this yet another "origin story"? I hoped this might be a full on Superman movie, no bullshit. Everybody and his dog knows Superman's origin story.


I liked what they did in Superman Returns: Clark actually needed glasses before his body reacted to the effects of the yellow sun.
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Old September 14 2011, 04:05 PM   #3110
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I think you know damn well, this is.
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Old September 14 2011, 04:35 PM   #3111
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JarodRussell wrote: View Post

I liked what they did in Superman Returns: Clark actually needed glasses before his body reacted to the effects of the yellow sun.
I've seen the movie a few times and I don't remember that. The only thing I saw was a young Clark (with powers) wearing glasses.
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Old September 14 2011, 04:41 PM   #3112
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If Spider-Man can get two origin movies in a decade, I think Superman can get two in thirty-plus years.
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Old September 14 2011, 05:02 PM   #3113
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Maybe it's from before he becomes Superman - because otherwise, why would he be wearing glasses anyway?
Whoa, is this yet another "origin story"? I hoped this might be a full on Superman movie, no bullshit. Everybody and his dog knows Superman's origin story.
When was the last Superman 'origin' movie?
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Old September 14 2011, 05:04 PM   #3114
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JarrodRussell acting ignorant to knowledge that has been known for at least a year now for the seemingly purpose to complain? That doesn't sound like him at all.

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I liked what they did in Superman Returns: Clark actually needed glasses before his body reacted to the effects of the yellow sun.
I've seen the movie a few times and I don't remember that. The only thing I saw was a young Clark (with powers) wearing glasses.
It was one of the key elements of the film. In the flashback, Clark could jump long distances (so he had some powers), but still needed glasses. He then jumped too far and fell through the roof of the barn, saving himself by floating/flying for the first time. It is also at this time that he discovered he didn't need the glasses anymore, and it was suggested he could see in 20/20 vision when he couldn't before.

This is later paralleled with Jason in that he has asthma throughout the film, but the moment he tosses the piano (which is implied to be for the first time), he is shown to breath easily and doesn't need the inhaler anymore.
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Old September 14 2011, 05:08 PM   #3115
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^ That's right. Young Clark in Superman The Movie didn't wear glasses either and somehow, the cinema world of 1978 didn't crash to a stop.
Perhaps it's part of the Clark Kent persona. Why does Clark need them, but Superman doesn't? Also, I doubt a Kryptonian on Earth, or under any yellow sun, needs glasses as such or even ever gets ill unless s/he is exposed to Kryptonite.
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Old September 14 2011, 05:09 PM   #3116
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Oi...the constant nitpicking from certain people in this thread is just plain silly. We're seeing out of context set photos people, not to mention frustrating when some of us want to have actual discussion about the film instead of branching out into tangents about hair, glasses, underoos, and generally unimportant things like that.

Clark on a bike. Hmm. He'd fit right in Vancouver
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Old September 14 2011, 05:14 PM   #3117
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Whoa, is this yet another "origin story"? I hoped this might be a full on Superman movie, no bullshit. Everybody and his dog knows Superman's origin story.
That's because it's the quintessential Superman story. I know that I'm going to hear about the wise men and the manger every Christmas, too.
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Old September 14 2011, 05:14 PM   #3118
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"Superman: The Animated" series depowered Clark rather significantly as did "Justice League" and "Justice League Unlimited" and each of these series are lauded for the most part by fans as being some of the best Superman stories of all time.
How so? In the Animated Series, he had all of the usual powers.
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Old September 14 2011, 05:15 PM   #3119
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"Superman: The Animated" series depowered Clark rather significantly as did "Justice League" and "Justice League Unlimited" and each of these series are lauded for the most part by fans as being some of the best Superman stories of all time.
How so? In the Animated Series, he had all of the usual powers.
Yes, but they were not as "powerful" as they have been depicted in the past.
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Old September 14 2011, 05:16 PM   #3120
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Well to be fair, there's not really much to talk about at the moment EXCEPT minor things like hair, glasses, the costume, etc.
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