And the internet let out a collective “huh?” Although speculation has been rampant, more than a few DC fans were surprised at Zack Snyder’s announcement that Gal Gadot, mostly known for her role in the Fast & Furious franchise, would be playing Diana Prince in the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel. The film, already highly anticipated with equal measures of curiosity and dread, was already set to re-introduce Batman.

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Man of Steel has changed things. The filmmakers set out to redefine Superman for a new generation and, apparently, they’ve done just that. I’m not here to judge the movie, as CultureMass has already covered it. I’m here to focus on one moment in the film, the most critical moment, that I’m afraid may not only mar this franchise moving forward, but is fairly portentous for the superhero genre at

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As I was walking into the theater to catch a Saturday evening show of Man of Steel, I happened to overhear a fellow moviegoer as he headed back to his car with his friends. Wearing the classic S-symbol across his chest, he loudly announced, “They just ruined the entire Superman saga! How could they?!” That was the first time – but certainly not the last – that I would run

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Look up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a truly super movie! Superman The Movie is just that. Released in 1978, director Richard Donner’s playful yet believable tale of the man of steel was a spectacle for its time, and it still holds true today. Sure, the special effects from a 2013 standpoint aren’t that special, but the strength of Superman’s story overcomes those enduring flaws. What makes Superman

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