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Man of Steel and Superman: Birthright – A LitFlix

You know, there was a lot of talk about the fact that Man of Steel was produced by Christopher Nolan, not directed by Christopher Nolan. I wonder how, in all this talk, I missed the fact that Christopher Nolan wrote Man of Steel.

And you know, I often talk about Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan in comparison – especially Sucker Punch in comparison to Inception. So really, getting the two of them to work together on a project could only be good, right?

The first three covers from Superman: Birthright.

The first three covers from Superman: Birthright.

So I read Superman: Birthright in preparation for Man of Steel, because as I mentioned recently, I don’t have a lot of background with Superman. And, as a LitFlix – an exploration of the comic versus the movie. I can recommend both Man of Steel and Superman: Birthright – but do they tell the same story of Superman’s early days? Read on! Continue reading

Super Hero Movies and the Plurality of Villains

Been thinking about an interesting fact of superhero movies. They are all pulling from mountains of source material, comics and comics, which are always having to come up with new plots and new enemies as the story continues. Because it’s that or start over, right?

Usually, the heroes only have to deal with one problem at a time in the comics. There’s only so much real estate to have things going on in a monthly format like that – you focus on something, then move on to something else.

In the movies, they do something very different. They do lots of villains. Do you agree? Let’s look at a few examples!
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