Kal-El/Clark Kent, also known by his superhero alter ego Superman, is a fictional character portrayed by Christopher Reeve and is the protagonist of the Superman movie saga originally directed by Richard Donner, then later on Richard Lester, and even later by Sidney J. Furie, and he even appears as the protagonist in Superman Returns where his is portrayed by Brandon Routh.
Unfortunately in the third and fourth film, he was derailed from a kind, loving and heroic alien into an insensitive douchebag before he was even corrupted by the fake kryptonite.
This article will only talk about his character in the third and fourth films.
Why He Never Brought Peace ✌🏻
- To begin, his character was derailed beyond recognition into becoming a mean-spirited, insensitive, abusive, douchebag before he was even corrupted by the fake kryptonite, who went against everything the original Superman stood for.
- He goes as far as to get rid of all the nuclear missiles in the world like that is going to create peace.
- He even asks if he can help the humans and the other Kryptonians said it would teach the humans to be betrayed, even though he helped the humans, dozens of times, and yet he has to ask.
- The part where he gets drunk and fights himself who was separated from himself is very saddening considering the fact Clark Kent is Superman and not two separate people in one.
- He also says, "There will be peace, when the people want it." which is false, as peace comes from negotiations and means of discussion on how to keep it and not have wars.
- The scene where he gets drunk is and walks out saying, "What are you looking at, huh?" is so cringe, it's not even funny, it's just sad.
- His battle with Nuclear Man is the worst-ever fight scene put to film.
- He also proved to be a huge weakling as he lost from a SINGLE FREAKING SCRATCH from Nuclear Man, how pathetic.
- He can easily be compared to Optimus Prime from the War for Cybertron trilogy. Both are red and blue, both are the main protagonist, both have been derailed, both are aliens, and both went against what their original characters stood for. The only difference is that Optimus Prime is a robotic Cybertronian and that Superman is an organic Kryptonian.
- He even cheats on Lois Lane with Lana and Lacey Warfield, he even does this while Lois Lane is interviewing him, again.
- He even talks to Russians during the Cold War.
- In short, this version of Superman is a general idiot who destroyed everything the original Superman was meant to stand for. In other words, he gave Christopher Reeve's original live-action incarnation of Superman a bad name.
- He would then get flanderized again in the earliest DC Extended Universe movies, which he isn't any better.
- He was a much better character in the first two films, as well as any other media, and does eventually redeem himself in Superman Returns as that film completely ignores the events of the movies Superman III and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (though he got flanderized again in the first two DC Extended Universe movies).
- Christopher Reeve still does an excellent job at playing the role.
- Perhaps this is the best example on how not to write Superman.