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What’s the Real Identity of Superman?

… in the context of the story, I mean. I know he’s not real, even though this exists.

Thanks to him appearing in a wider array of movies, television and print media than nearly any other superhero and for longer than any other superhero, Superman has had a lot of different interpretations over the years, so oftentimes when Superman fans talk to each other they are talking about versions of the character that are barely the same. There’s different versions of his home planet, different fates for the Kents, wildly different takes on his villains… in a lot of ways, the long and often contradictory history of Superman is one of the biggest obstacles in the way of him netting new fans.

One of the biggest controversies with Superman fans is whether or not “Clark Kent” is who Superman really is on the inside, or whether he’s a disguise that lets Superman walk amongst people. Fans of the former point out that all the formative experiences of his life are as “Clark Kent,” and he didn’t make up a new name and identity so he must feel some attachment to it; fans of the latter point out that it’s “who, disguised as Clark Kent” for a reason.

At the risk of sounding like a squish, I see both points of view. My personal interpretation is this: the glasses-wearing suit-jacketed Clark Kent is an invention, and he is also 100% real. Read more…

How To Tell If You’re a Movie Fan Over Thirty-Five.

“Oh, J. J. Abrams is going to be directing Star Wars 7? That’s… nice, I guess? I don’t really care about Star Wars any more, though. I mean, it’s okay, I guess, it’s just that is the seventh movie in a franchise really where the quality starts to kick in? And I’m pretty sure there’s some anti-trust law preventing you from working on both Trek and – ”

OH HOLY HOT HAIRY HELL A NEW COEN BROTHERS MOVIE IS COMING OUT I AM GOING TO GO INTO CRYOSLEEP RIGHT NOW WAKE ME UP WHEN IT’S DONE EEEEeeeEEEEEEE

(okay, so I’ll take the day off for Man of Steel too)

Mike Versus ZERO DARK THIRTY

Zero Dark Thirty is a very well done movie that I don’t think I like. Read more…

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