I’m sorry, I just really need to talk about this. First, I was going to rate the new Superman movie a 3/5
Reasons for the first rating:
- New 52 (Brought it down to 4/5)
- Amy Adams as Lois Lane (dropped it to 3/5)
To start it off, I just want to say that I am not a fan of the New52, and I know many people (everyone I know who is a fan of DC Comics) is not a fan of the New52 either. Second, I have no personal hate against Amy Adams, I believe she is a very beautiful and very talented actress who will definitely make it far in her career, I just don’t believe the role of Lois Lane was made for her.
This is how I see and people have seen Lois for 75 years:
Lois Lane. Hard-headed, strong, sassy, sexy reporter. Dark hair, beautiful eyes (change from brown to blue, mostly those two colors). Does whatever she has to so that she will get a story. To me, Lois Lane isn’t a red-head peppy cheerleader, which is how Amy Adams can be most of the time. Amy Adams just isn’t what I picture as Lois Lane.
And another thing which has devastated me today, they changed Perry White. I do not want to sound racial, but Perry White is a white-male in charge of the Daily Planet. There was an African American male running the D.P. for a bit in the show, Smallville (and probably in the comics as well for a bit), but Perry White was always a white-male.
I just want to know why DC Comics is changing so much in the new movie, what was ever wrong with the old story line? I will admit, the new costume looks good, Henry Cavill looks like a great Superman, and Kevin Costner will be outstanding as Johnathan Kent, just as Russel Crowe will be a great Jor-El.
I…I just don’t know what to expect out of this movie anymore. I’m not a fan of changing something which was never broken.
I really really appreciate that you have a certain picture in your head and that is what you wanted to see on screen. I’ve been reading Superman comic books for almost 44 years. I’ve had a movie in my head for decades.
However, I think you are focusing on the superficial.
Also, you are missing an important Lois Lane of yesteryear. Noel Neill, .
Red hair. Lois also had reddish hair in the comics during the early 90s.
However, my bigger concern is with your comments that Perry White isn’t a white male. Why is this a problem? Just because he has been that way in previous versions doesn’t mean he can’t be a person of color in others. Why can’t he be black on this Earth?
A person’s character or abilities are not defined by color and I think it’s important to understand the value in diversity. It matters if the characters are true to the source, not if they are the same color, be it hair or skin.
You mention Smallville. Lana was Asian,Pete Ross was black which was a change from the comic books. Lois had almost blonde hair one season. Did that change the narrative? No.
I urge you to think about what you’re saying. I understand you are 17 and still growing. Perhaps this can be a moment of self reflection to think about why a person’s skin or hair color matters so much? What does it change if they aren’t white or have red hair?
Perhaps it’s also about understanding that your expectations are not what matters so much as the larger goal of expanding the definition of what these characters can look like.
As long as Lois behaves like Lois and Perry behaves like Perry, I don’t understand why it matters what color they are.
This. Color does not matter. We are all human. We bleed the same. To say you’re devastated (that’s a very strong word to use btw) that a character who is traditionally white is black is not “making you sound” like a racist.. It IS making you a racist.