Man of Steel continues to remain one of the most controversial adaptations of any superhero to the big screen in history. While a great deal see the film for what it was intended to be, Clark Kent learning the consequences of his powers and coping with his new alter ego, a massive, overwhelming number of people claim that the film was not a true Superman story due to the gritty tone and catastrophic damage to the city and its civilians.
Who’s right and wrong in this debate among fans is exactly what Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is focused on. So, hopefully this three year long argument will finally come to an end on Friday when the film is opened up to the public.
Until then, however, Zack Snyder feels he needs to explain himself one last time. Using a very overlooked example of even more extreme damage, the director is quoted saying the following to the Wall Street Journal,
“I went, really? And I said, well, what about [‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’]? In ‘Star Wars’ they destroy five planets with billions of people on them. That’s gotta be one of the highest death toll movies in history, the new ‘Star Wars’ movie, if you just do the math.”
Snyder goes on to admit that he was shocked by the backlash from fans after the release of his Superman adaptation,
“I was surprised with the fervency of the defense of the concept of Superman. I feel like they were taking it personally that I was trying to grow up their character.”
Be honest, you never thought of all the people on those planets in The Force Awakens.
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Source: Wall Street Journal