Originally Posted by medford
Personally, I don't care. I've never read the comics, so anything that strayed from there, doesn't bother me.
However, here is what I have a problem with, its social commentary, so I don't know that it belongs here, but none the less:
Man of Steel is rated PG-13. Now I'm not so much of a prude to think that anyone under 13 can't handle the content. There was 1 curse word, 1 fake curse word (literally said F-that or what the F or something along those line) plus a lot of action movie violence. A normal 10 year old can probably handle all of that, perhaps even younger. But at what age do you draw the line? There were kids that were clearly under 5 in the theater, not to mention at least 1 kid young enough to cry at different points in the movie. I'm pretty sure I saw a pair of 3 year old girls.
At what point do you draw the line? At what point is a movie theater willing to draw the line? I've seen babies under a year at the movies before. OK, if it was a kids movie, and perhaps you've got a kid or more that is in that range to see that movie, and the new born tags along (perhaps the baby sitter feel thru, or whatever), its not going to bother me, but somebody brought in a new born to see The Girl w/ the Dragon Tatoo.
I have a 4 year old, turns 5 in a couple of weeks. There's no way in hades I'd want him watching Man of Steel right now. It provides no benefit for him, would distract me, and would definently distract others around us. Things I just don't understand.
I've often wondered that regarding super hero movies in general. I guess I grew up in a time when comic characters were marketed to kids and kids were going to be pre disposed to want to see a live action movie depicting their heroes, but in recent years the comic movies have been decidedly more adult oriented, but then again a lot of the comics have more of an edge to them than they used to.
I'm not sure where I fall on that though. I enjoy the newer ones and find them perhaps a bit more realistic, or at least as realistic as a comic book movie can be, than a lot of the campy things that would be safe for young children. It probably comes down to parents who see super heroes as the domain of children and don't stop to look at the what they're taking their kids to. I saw young ones at all of the Dark Knight movies when I was in the theater. These days you can't just assume that super hero=appropriate for young kids.