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Zack Snyder talks about the massive amount of death and destruction in Man of Steel

08.29.2013

The massive disaster scene towards the end of MAN OF STEEL happened to be one of the biggest complaints of the film. Wait, what? Large amounts of destruction go hand in hand when it comes to comics. There's a big bad who wants to enslave humanity, or take out humanity, or take out entire cities, or even the world! So what's the problem here?

Some say that the amount of cataclysmic damage is no better than gore porn. Massive amounts of death and destruction just for the sake of it. According to director Zack Snyder, there's a little more to it then that. When Snyder spoke with Japan Times where the film is finally debuting, he had this to say about why it ended up that way:

“I wanted the movie to have a mythological feeling. In ancient mythology, mass deaths are used to symbolize disasters. In other countries like Greece and Japan, myths were recounted through the generations, partly to answer unanswerable questions about death and violence. In America, we don’t have that legacy of ancient mythology. Superman (who first appeared in ‘Action Comics’ in 1938) is probably the closest we get. It’s a way of recounting the myth.”

The estimated body count was said to be near 129,000 with $2 billion in damage. Was that excessive for a superhero film? Or is this nothing new? Tell us your thoughts below!

Source: Japan Times

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