Posted by C2FThom at vsat-148-64-7-85.c050.t7.mrt.starband.net on April 17, 2002 at 05:01:18:
In Reply to: They already messed up Supes for film... posted by TheMojoPin on April 17, 2002 at 00:32:15:
...and it really didn't get horrible till the third. The fourth was downright unwatchable.
You have to keep in mind that this was, what, '78 or so that the franchise started? The camp was waning in the comics, but most comic-precedence suggested an aura of camp for the Superman movies.
Really, comic characters have never been taken very seriously until X-Men. We're now seeing the genre of film catch up to the tones we're all familiar with in the comics of the past 15-20 years. A lot of the problem with the films is that filmmakers simply did not expect for the longest of time that the general public could actually take such a filim seriously. Thus, they loaded it with camp, or at best, kept the characterization superficial and minimal.
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