A road map for breaking down the tornado scene, the dialogue in the station wagon, the implications of “safe”, remarkable parenting, priming and its effects on the present, and a terrible-not-even-close Mark Waid impression.
Been busy between work, family, friends, and preparing course materials. Probably a shorter episode this week if I can even get to it.
Just speculating long-term but I think after Act One commentary wraps, we’ll go back to topical / FAQ-type episodes, rather than the exhaustively-annotated approach. It should help us wrap up Man of Steel with a few months to spare before Batman v. Superman. Action is generally less open to interpretation and confusion anyways, so the pace should pick up quickly.
In the meantime, here’s some randomly related content, not just to Man of Steel, but for my own amusement, related from item to item.
Sonic booms and other collateral effects of flying at super-speed, showing Lois’s investigative skills in the search for her rescuer, the cemetery scene, an analysis of the structure of the first act, and the psychology of selflessness and killing.
Answers, insights, and commentary on:
Larry Niven’s critique of Superman
John Hodgeman and Neil Tyson on nostalgia
Beneficial collateral effects and power evolution
How Lois tracks Clark and shows skill
How long the investigation would have taken
How and why Clark tracks Lois to the cemetery
How the first act reaches a new status quo
How the first act structure reinforces the theme of identity
Why heroes don’t necessarily need origins
Why film can be silent on psychology but not comic conceits