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Re: Superman Returns
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2006, 09:36:18 AM »
Ookla, it's on Undernet. I should note that the RandRob guy is *not* a regular, and everyone else there was excited for the new film.

Anyway, it's not like the movies were the first or last things to make a case for the Jesus/Supes comparison. It's pretty much always been there. One of the best images is on page 31 of Kingdom Come where Clark is repairing/building a barn. He has a beam across his shoulders and a pocket full of spikes. With the beard he's grown, the Christ parallel is hard to ignore.

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« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2006, 10:03:10 AM »
Oooh, Man of Steel with a beard...

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Re: Superman Returns
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2006, 10:49:39 AM »
seriously, buy a copy, Shrain. It's on my recommended reading list anyway.

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« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2006, 11:12:04 AM »
*nods* Yes, I shall. I'm very curious about this one and a few others on that list of yours.
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Re: Superman Returns
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2006, 01:07:35 PM »
Which reminds me of a questin I've always had and maybe you guys can explain because you know way more about superman than me: Can he cut his hair very easily? Or is it hard to cut like it's hard to cut his skin? Do you have to have Kryptonite around him to weaken him and then cut his hair or what?

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Re: Superman Returns
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2006, 01:54:41 PM »
In the comics, actually, they show him shaving at least once by reflecting his heat vision off a mirror. I reckon the hair is cut in a similar way.

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Re: Superman Returns
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2006, 05:30:00 PM »
Laser cuts--for hair! I imagine he has no trouble with split ends. Does this remind anyone else of how Hercules dispatched that lion with its own claw because nothing else would pierce its hide?
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Re: Superman Returns
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2006, 07:20:34 PM »
As long as we are on the subject, has anyone else noticed that the strength of any given superhero or villian is directly proportional to the strength of their clothing?

Take superman.. if he is in an explosion. And he walks out but his clothes are ok, you know that he wasn't hurt. But, if someone hits him into a wall, and he gets up and there is a rip in his uniform or cape, you know he is hurt.

Isn't that awesome?
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Re: Superman Returns
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2006, 11:34:28 PM »
One thing said about Supes is his invulnerability formed a sort of short-range forcefield around him, and thus tight-fiting clothes would be inside it.  Thus any damage to his clothing would be from something that penetrated his invulnerability (and thus able to hurt him).  He also could supposedly extend this force to objects he picked up, letting him for example pick up a car just by the bumper or a large building or boat, which otherwise would simply be crushed under its own weight or whatever (b/c its being supported by such a small point, ie one or two human hands rather than the whole foundation or whatever.).
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Re: Superman Returns
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2006, 05:56:43 PM »
Yay! I saw it! It started at 1:00 and we got there at 9:45 hoping we could get in...and we were the first ones in line. We were there so early we got there before the film itself did! They carried it in in three silver film suitcases and had like 10 security guards.

It was a good movie. I was pretty satisfied.

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Re: Superman Returns
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2006, 07:38:10 PM »
Ughh..I hate superman. Fat chance im gonna see this. But it sounds ok from my view.

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Re: Superman Returns
« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2006, 12:26:48 PM »
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One thing said about Supes is his invulnerability formed a sort of short-range forcefield around him, and thus tight-fiting clothes would be inside it.  Thus any damage to his clothing would be from something that penetrated his invulnerability (and thus able to hurt him).  He also could supposedly extend this force to objects he picked up, letting him for example pick up a car just by the bumper or a large building or boat, which otherwise would simply be crushed under its own weight or whatever (b/c its being supported by such a small point, ie one or two human hands rather than the whole foundation or whatever.).

This theory would be more accurate of Supergirl/Matrix than Superman, since her abilities are actually telekinetic. Saying it about Superman, on the other hand, smacks of trying to legitimize a physics issue.

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Re: Superman Returns
« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2006, 01:00:05 PM »
I've heard the same thing said about Superman SE that EP wrote.
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Re: Superman Returns
« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2006, 01:55:42 PM »
I heard the world was flat too.
I read it on the Internet
It must be true.

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Re: Superman Returns
« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2006, 02:02:21 PM »
Ya! We're having an Internet argument about a FICTIONAL character.  Anyway I didn't read it on the internet I saw it on a Superman show, DCAU, Smallville and Lois and Clark all used those explanations.  So if you have a beef with anyone it's with DC for not conforming to your view of the character.
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