TV & FILM
bill-swift - July 7, 2015
When I saw Man of Steel I like a lot of people was horrified by the amount of violence at the end of the movie. Not because I mind violence in general, but that Superman had a total disregard for Metropolis. He and General Zod destroyed dozens of buildings and probably killed 100,000 people at least. If you take the equivalent city of New York City and imagine him leveling midtown, the number of dead could be in the millions. Is this what Superman would do? Or would he lure Zod away from the city and fight out in a cow pasture in upstate New York or go to Newark where it wouldn't matter if the city was destroyed. Director Zach Snyder will address this total disregard for human life in Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Apparently, one of the buildings that Superman and Zod knocked down was the Wayne Enterprises building. Thousands of Wayne employees died. No wonder Batman is pissed. Imagine if some jackass alien came and killed all your employees. Sure, you don't miss Karen from accounting but you didn't wish her dead. Ben Affleck said,
"One of the things I liked was Zack's idea of showing accountability and the consequences of violence and seeing that there are real people in those buildings. And in fact, one of those buildings was Bruce Wayne's building so he knew people who died in that Black Zero event."
It will be interesting for once to see how people would realistically react to such wanton destruction but I still don't like how Snyder portrayed Superman. He's kind of an asshole.
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