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Neal Adams Slams ‘Man of Steel’ & ‘Superman Returns’

Neal Adams Slams ‘Man of Steel’ & ‘Superman Returns’

Add another comic book creator to the list of comic book creators who didn’t like Man Of Steel with Neal Adams.

Adams recently appeared on Kevin Smith’s Smodcast podcast where he offered the following:

On the ending to Man of Steel:

And then at the end, what did he do? He killed a guy. Can’t he put his hand over his eyes? I’m just saying put your hand over his eyes. That would stop it pretty much. One arm is around the throat, put the other hand in front of his eyes. That’s pretty much it. Take him off to the moon or Saudi Arabia or someplace, and finish the battle there. The other thing that they did, too. I don’t know. There’s like a rivet in the back of what-his-name’s head that makes his eyes not move like our eyes can move. Like there are people over there…all I have to do is go like that, and they’re dead. Why are his eyes traveling the movement of his head?

On fighting in Metropolis:

Why were they fighting in Metropolis? I don’t understand. Even the Kelvinator movies – I’m sorry I was just joking – the robot movies – Transformers movies – they went to Saudi Arabia to fight. They’re knocking down the Sphinx and stuff, but there are not so many people. They’re in the middle of nowhere. They could have gone on the moon, but as soon as Superman hits a building, it’s going to fall down. Didn’t we lose 500 people there? It feels weird.

Neal Adams on Superman Returns:

You would think they would be super-sensitive with this movie, and not make those kinds of stupid mistakes. Because the previous movie [Superman Returns] had more kryptonite than you could ever have and still Superman was alive. You had a whole island of Kryptonite, and then you had him go away for – I don’t know – they said I think six or seven years. They said five years, but he comes back and the kid’s twelve years old. He’s got a b-stard son. That changes the plot a whole lot. I don’t understand where that came from. You would think after that movie they would be very careful about what they wrote so you would go, ‘Ah, thank goodness, I’m fine with this now.’ But no, it just made everybody more nervous, while Marvel is doing all these great movies.