Friday, June 30, 2006

Superman eschews longtime patriot act

Drudge linked to this article where Superman is not American anymore.
But in the latest film incarnation, scribes Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris sought to downplay Superman's long-standing patriot act. With one brief line uttered by actor Frank Langella, the caped superhero's mission transformed from "truth, justice and the American way" to "truth, justice and all that stuff."

"The world has changed. The world is a different place," Pennsylvania native Harris says. "The truth is he's an alien. He was sent from another planet. He has landed on the planet Earth, and he is here for everybody. He's an international superhero." [emphasis mine]
Bite me.
"We were always hesitant to include the term 'American way' because the meaning of that today is somewhat uncertain," Ohio native Dougherty explains. "The ideal hasn't changed. I think when people say 'American way,' they're actually talking about what the 'American way' meant back in the '40s and '50s, which was something more noble and idealistic." [emphasis mine]
Not to me is the meaning uncertain. I was looking forward to seeing this movie. Not anymore.
Nevertheless, the long-standing member of the Justice League of America seems to have traded in his allegiance to the flag for an international passport.

"He's here for humanity," Dougherty says.
It's your movie and you can do what you want but you just screwed with an American icon.

My dollars will be spent elsewhere.
Superman, movies, Hollywood

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