Superman

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  1. urbandefault

    urbandefault Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Superman has been a constant in my life for as long as I can remember.

    I never saw the theatrical serials, but to me, this is Superman:

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    George Reeves was my childhood Superman. In the early 60s, I had the Superman pajamas and I'd climb up on furniture to jump off and let my cape fly. I'm in Medicare territory now, and my family still ribs me about it.

    To me, this is Superman:

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    In December 1978, Christopher Reeve renewed my belief that a man could fly.

    To me, this is Superman:

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    In 2006, Brandon Routh did an awesome job of carrying the torch, and this year slammed it again.

    To me, this is Superman:

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    2013's Man of Steel showed another take on the Superman story.

    Not quite my Superman, but close enough:

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    Now, in the Supergirl continuity Superman is something else.

    This is not my Superman:

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    Sorry, not sorry. :techman:
     
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  2. Cancel Culture

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    What's the topic?
     
  3. urbandefault

    urbandefault Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    What about the title was unclear? :lol:
     
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  4. Cancel Culture

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    So, anything about Superman?

    Or, based on the content of the OP, which on-screen version of Superman that you think is or isn't Superman without any reason given as to why?

    :shrug:
     
  5. WarpFactorZ

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    Superman is kind of like James Bond -- we all have our favourite portrayer. To me, it's Christopher Reeve, backed by John Williams' iconic score. I never could really get into the others (though Brandon Routh did his best to channel Reeve).
     
  6. Tosk

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    I like Superman.
     
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  7. Armus

    Armus Commodore Commodore

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    Christopher Reeve all the way. Love the first two movies.
     
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  8. Ricky Spanish

    Ricky Spanish BillJ Premium Member

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    What’s the difference? They all look and act fairly similarly.
     
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  9. TOS OnlyFans

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    How so?

    Name is Kal-El/Clark Kent? Chek.
    Son of Lara - Jor-El? Check.
    Foster son of Jon and Martha Kent? Check.
    Cousin to Kara Zor-El/[Linda] Danvers? Check.
    In love with Lois Lane? Check.
    Best friend is Jimmy Olsen? Check.
    Archnemesis is Lex Luthor? Check.
    Serves in a league of fellow superheroes including (But not limited to.) Flash, Green Arrow, Martian Manhunter, and a Batperson? Check.
    Born on Krypton? Check.
    Powered by the yellow star Sol? Check.
    Faster than a speeding bullet? Check.
    More powerful than a locomotive? Check.
    Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Check.

    What am I missing, exactly? Oh right...

    Take this passive-aggressive bullshit elsewhere.
     
  10. Gov Kodos

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    Nostalgia. George Reeves and Christopher Reeve are what I grew up with so they feel like Superman where as the others play the same character but it doesn't hit the same emotional resonance. Sort of like Shatner's Kirk and TOS are the only real Star Trek for me while the rest is just rebooted versions that don't hold the same appeal or the childhood aura that lets me overlook the flaws.
     
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  11. Ricky Spanish

    Ricky Spanish BillJ Premium Member

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    This one doesn't seem to be about nostalgia, as even Henry Cavill and Brandon Routh are both listed as being okay. This feels more like "OMG, Superman is an SJW now!!!"
     
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  12. Armus

    Armus Commodore Commodore

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    Is this thread a thinly veiled attack on something? I haven't seen any Supermans since Man Of Steel. This went right over my head.
     
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  13. Ricky Spanish

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    Have to ask the original poster for clarification. There isn't a lot to go on in the original post, other than he dislikes the new Superman. Of course, lots of people have been complaining about him for years now because he lost to Supergirl in a fight.
     
  14. Armus

    Armus Commodore Commodore

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    I thought they were friends. :shrug:
     
  15. Ricky Spanish

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    I don't know the particulars of the fight, as I'm only mid-way through season two of Supergirl.
     
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    Heroes who are friends fight for various reasons. Usually a scheme perpetrated by some villain using mind control.
     
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  17. Gov Kodos

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    So often, you'd think one of the background characters would figure that out faster but they never do.
     
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  18. The Return of Zombie Cheerleader

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    Everyone likes a little hero on hero action.
     
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  19. Groot

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    Who cares? You didn't say anything.

    You posted pictures of a bunch of actors wearing variations of a Superman costume and announced that they were all "your Superman" except one.

    No elaboration. No reasons, or reasoning, given.

    Only pictures.

    A post void of any significant or, indeed, coherent content.

    You have wasted the time of those of us who bothered to look at this topic.

    Do better.
     
  20. Groot

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    You know, as someone who's on Medicare who watched George Reeves play Superman in reruns on WTTG every afternoon and who made capes and painted "S" emblems on shirts and all that...I'd expect to be able to fathom what's going on in the first post.

    But honestly there's nothing to get. It's a series of empty declarations that add up to nothing.

    From context I would guess that he plans not to watch the Superman show.

    It's generally poor form to start a topic to do nothing other than vaguely state that you're not going to do something.

    Perhaps a mod will close it.
     
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