Charles, please accept my best wishes for the good health of Mrs Phipps - whom I hope is now recovering from her latest brush with ill-health - and for yourself, of course!
Including the AOW's version of the League.
Now, please forgive me as I ask "Which league? Catholic League? Rugby League? The Solemn League and Covenant?" (History in-joke).
You can tell what Superman's thinking here. Hot.
Actually this being Clark it's more likely to be "Hot - As in NOT COOL!" (FIght Scene: Goodbye Metropolis Downtown, hopefully Big Blue will help rebuild you in time for the World's Finest team-up film coming down the pipe).
In all honesty Charles, I rather agree with most of your conclusions r.e. Man of Steel
as it's not an inherently bad film and might very well prove to be a decent foundation from which to build on in later movies (even Zod's unfortunate demise allows for a sub-plot in which Superman makes his fateful decision to never take a life and STICKS to his decision); I still think they should have depicted Clark as the sort of man who can whip up a version of events convincing enough to allow him to secure clothing in the aftermath of that Oil Rig Rescue WITHOUT stealing it from that clothesline though.
Also I'm less than sold on the super-suit that Mr Cavil has been saddled with (quite frankly were I writing the sequel I'd include a sub-plot about it being MURDER to hide under a suit, leading to it being replaced with something a bit more classic … and concealable).
As you may or may not have noted, I rather like the film (Henry Cavil looks as if he stepped right out of an Alex Ross poster in the best possible way and I love just how … POTENT the special effects make the original superpowers feel), but more particularly that I think it's the sequel that will settle how Man of Steel
ought to be regarded, whether as a foundation stone for a DC franchise that just needs to settle into place in the Public Imagination or as competent, but more of a do-over than a keeper.
Also has anyone else wondered why the DC Animated team haven't tried to emulate the Marvel Cinematic 'Single films add up to a Superhero Serial' approach as yet? (Don't get me wrong, their efforts have long been above average but they don't really add up to more than the sum of their parts).
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