A sentimental essay and subjective exploration of Clark’s character arc and the birth of the superhero.
Briefly revisiting Man of Steel to find a beautiful truth in Batman v. Superman we can all apply.
Understanding and empathizing with Clark’s burden beyond just bearing the weight of criticism. Refusing to take Superman the symbol for granted.
Answers, insights, and commentary on:
- A beautiful lie, the ugly truth, an ugly lie, a beautiful truth
- The beautiful truth beheld by Martha and Jonathan
- Jonathan always dreamed of the Superman
- What is the Superman? = What is the superhero?
- Erring on psychology rather than unerring icon
- Not taking “good is a conversation” for granted
- How dialogue (lines) sacrifices dialogue (conversation)
- Lois possibly picking the Superman over Clark
- Clark feeds, Darkseid hungers, Superman teaches all to feed themselves
- Clark counting the cost of the Superman, an uncertain symbol, with Martha
- Batman is not a superhero until Superman shows him
- Not a misunderstanding of Superman, pursuing an understanding of Superman
- Clark’s consistent characterization on the hotel balcony
- Paradox of hope and protection challenges Clark’s faith
- Showing how Clark works out his values, ethics, and morals
- Twice Lois says, “You came back.”
- Lex knows he seeks to spread a lie
- Superman is one… Superman dies… the superhero is born
- Death protects Superman while expanding the superhero for his return
- The Justice League works out the logistics and expands the definition
- Superman was inspired by us
- You are not alone
How deterrence is changing, explained by Defense Secretary Ash Carter | Vox
The Irony of Cheese | Zack Snyder
Zack Snyder Loves Superman and BvS Proves It | Mark Hughes
BvS: How I surprised myself and fell in love with this film | Brett Culp
Look to the Sky (2016) #SupermanIsReal | The Rising Heroes Project
Superhero Psychology | Huffington Post