Awesome characters are the backbone of great movies and shows. They leave fans wanting more so producers deliver them up in endless sequels, reboots, and series. As a result, various versions of these classic characters are born. Some stay true to what made them awesome while others leave audiences with a sour taste in their mouths.
There’s nothing wrong with breathing some new life into a beloved character. However, when that creative breath is actually sucking the life out of it, then it crosses the line. It is painful watching them dragged through the mud by an actor taking confusing creative liberties. It is equally painful watching a classic character being reduced to a stranger by a bad costume or design. This all results in a long night for the moviegoer who has been thrown the creative curveball.
It's not rocket science. Most awesome characters are best left alone. Some are so awesome that they can still produce an excellent scene despite being dealt a bad hand. Even if it was just for one moment, they rose to the occasion.
Superman, who was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, is the pinnacle of superhero characters. He has been fighting for truth, justice, and the American way since debuting in comic books in 1938. The son of Krypton has also made many appearances in cartoons, tv shows, and movies.
Christopher Reeves is the quintessential film Superman. His portrayal of ‘The Man of Steel’ in five films from 1978 to 1987 has been a tough act to follow. However, that hasn’t stopped several film and TV versions popping up over the years following his iconic Superman performances.
Henry Cavill’s Superman is a part of the DC cinematic universe and both have received a mixed response. His Superman has been criticized for being too dark for a traditionally upbeat character. However, his epic battle against Doomsday in ‘Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice’ (2016) was a super effort.