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Look! Up In The Sky!

By Wyatt Earp | June 30, 2006

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a politically-correct superhero who stands for truth, justice, and anything exceptthe American way!” Check out this garbage I glommed from The Hollywood Reporter:

“But in the latest film incarnation, scribes Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris sought to downplay Superman’s long-standing patriot act. With one brief line uttered by actor Frank Langella, the caped superhero’s mission transformed from “truth, justice and the American way” to “truth, justice and all that stuff.”

“All that stuff?” What the frak is that?

“The world has changed. The world is a different place,” Pennsylvania native Harris says. “The truth is he’s an alien. He was sent from another planet. He has landed on the planet Earth, and he is here for everybody. He’s an international superhero.”

Don’t break out the duct tape yet: there’s more.

“We were always hesitant to include the term ‘American way’ because the meaning of that today is somewhat uncertain,” Ohio native Dougherty explains. “The ideal hasn’t changed. I think when people say ‘American way,’ they’re actually talking about what the ‘American way’ meant back in the ’40s and ’50s, which was something more noble and idealistic.”

Of course, since today’s version of “the American way” brings to mind soldiers who murder in cold blood, a Hitler-esque President, and gluttons hell-bent of destroying the environment.

I am not sure what offends me more; the fact that the writers purposely omitted “the American way” for purely PC purposes, or that they butchered one of the comic book’s trademark lines. A comic book that has been around since 1932.

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5 Responses to “Look! Up In The Sky!”

  1. fmragtops Says:
    June 30th, 2006 at 6:29 pm

    That’s frakkin’ offensive. My five year old daughter knows what Superman stands for. I feel a post coming on.

  2. SK Says:
    June 30th, 2006 at 9:40 pm

    Frak them and their movie! I’ll spend my money on something else thanks.

  3. rt Says:
    June 30th, 2006 at 10:00 pm

    Dorkwads! The “American Way” still means the same thing. Strength, freedom, etc…

    There are plenty of “aliens” that come to America for the same “American way.” HOW DUMB!!!!

    PS..Hope you are feeling better and can enjoy the holiday. Take care.

  4. Dr. Phat Tony Says:
    June 30th, 2006 at 10:12 pm

    Another movie that I won’t be going to the theater to see.

  5. Fuck You Google Says:
    June 30th, 2006 at 10:16 pm

    Hey, cool blog!

    I like it.