I think it is fair to say the last time I had a good and proper fan meltdown was when I watched Max Landis’ Death of Superman video. It was a good meltdown too. I mean holy crap did I loose my mind. I’d post a link to the video but frankly I really don’t want to give it any more support. My hatred of that piece now stems from the fact that he gets so many of the facts of the Death and Return of Superman wrong and that I disagree with his ultimate point rather than thinking that Max is a hipster douche bag.
Because ad hominems add nothing to the argument. I am going to keep this in mind in future meltdowns I may or may not have.
Thanks to Google Alerts I was directed to the video you see below this paragraph. At first I didn’t want to watch it because of the last video I watched of his about Superman but I did because I am trying to be a better fan these days. A few minutes into the video I had the oddest thought and that thought was, “HOLY @#$%, I’M AGREEING WITH MAX LANDIS!”
The fact that I have been saying the exact same thing for years about Spider-Man and Batman (especially over at Views From The Longbox where I spent an entire episode debunking some of the Superman vs. Batman nonsense) made me connect with this guy for the first time and see that maybe he wasn’t the jackass I thought he was. While I still enjoy Man of Steel for what it was I can’t help but agree with most of what he said about the film.
So yeah…I agreed with something Max Landis said about Superman.
Wonders will never cease.