Grimmer ‘Superman’ Film stays faithful to classic comic story

Grimmer ‘Superman’ Film stays faithful to classic comic story

In 1986, DC Comics published two titles that would forever push the superhero genre toward what has been known as the “grim and gritty” look — Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns” (whose tough-guy expressionism inspired both Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan’s subsequent screen versions of Batman) and Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ “Watchmen” (which spawned Zack Snyder’s nice-try effort to wrestle this dark and complex graphic novel to the screen). Now Snyder (director) and Nolan (producer, shared story credit) have teamed up on the iconographic DC Comics character who seemed impossible to bring into the “grim and gritty”— Superman. Many characters (and comics readers) of the post-1986 landscape have disparaged the legendary superhero as a “big blue boy scout” for his primary-colored uniform and lack of moral ambiguity, but “Man of Steel” sets out to

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