Superman II

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  1. Hotshotprime43

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    People always hold Optimus Prime to super high standards that are ridiculous because with those huge morals he can't get anything done. Well people hold Superman to these high moral standards but remember in Superman II when he kills Zod after Zod loses his power? Well why don't people ever complain about this. I find it similar to Optimus killing Attinger.
     
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    I think it'd be silly to get mad at Optimus for killing Attinger, no matter how great his morals are. If he hadn't done it, then Cade is dead. Optimus wouldn't have lived with that.
     
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    Superman 2 did have a deleted scene where it was revealed the Kryptonians did survive and were taken into custody.

    That said, the fact it's a deleted scene seems a bit bizarre. You'd have thought letting the audience know Superman didn't just callously toss them into the void would be a priority.
     
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    I find it funny that people complain that superman
    snapped zod's neck in man of steel
    when in Superman II he killed Zod when Zod was defenseless.
     
  5. Hotshotprime43

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    This also. I was about to mention it but figure keep the conversation towards Transformers.
     
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    Attinger wasn't a human, he was a monster that deserved to die.
     
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    And in Man of Steel he straight up snaps Zod's neck.
     
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    because Zod was about to kill people.
     
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    We got a Superman thread in the movie discussion.

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    I think it's more amusing that neither "Superman II" nor "Man of Steel" hold a candle to the Golden Age Superman of the original Siegel and Shuster comics, in terms of the blood on Superman's hands - back then the dude routinely tossed dictators and corrupt businessmen to their deaths, and stood back and watched crazed scientists and various terrorists either electrocute or gas themselves to death in their crazed bids to kill him instead (Even George Reeves' TV Superman from the '50s was shown in the early black & white seasons stranding criminals who'd discovered his secret identity on deserted islands or Arctic mountaintops until he could figure out "what to do with them" - in other words, deliberately leaving them to certain death).

    For me anyway, I've heard the "He Had No Choice!" and "He Was Pushed Too Far!" defenses countless times, except neither of those holds any water for me for the simple reason that I would think a sentient being such as Optimus would have been pushed past the Point of No Return about, oh, I dunno, a couple thousand years prior about the time dead Autobots started being strung up along the Cybertronian skylines...meaning Megatron should have been dead before the first movie even started.

    Plus I think Optimus would be a more interesting character in general if we got an honest hint of what kind of psychological effects that a war that lasts as long as theirs would have on him, combined with the trauma of being killed and brought back, and now the potential (squandered though it could quite possibly end up being) posed by this 'Creators' mumbo-jumbo - as opposed to him just announcing to his opponent precisely what body part he's going to take from them and growling it off without a thought with one sword-chop.

    Which is why part of me REALLY wants to see him fall from grace and become the villain of TF6. So my problem isn't that Bay, Krueger, etc. turned Optimus into a d***; it's that they've still failed to take it to its natural conclusion. But again, that's because I'm a sicko.
     
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    Optimus as the villain? Delete that post before someone decides to make it a reality!
     
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    So you want a Cyclops, basically. I could dig it.
     
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    The point is that most of the population is brainwashed by American stereotypes of good vs evil when in reality there is no such thing. Sure you can bring up WWII and the Nazis but who was part of the Alliance? Josef Stalin an even bigger dictator and threat to western civilization. So really I don't understand this romanticized version of good and evil it just doesn't exist unless you are fighting for your very survival. Prime will do whatever it takes to win.
     
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    No one complained? I actually hated Zack Synder making him kill Zod in Man of Steel
     
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    He had to: noone else was going to save the humans from their own stupidity:

    - alien spacecraft shows up, they just stop and stare.
    - buildings fall, they just stop and stare.
    - Ship terraforming near the Daily Planet? Perry and the others stop and stare, and then decide with the destruction less than a block away, THEN it's time to leave.

    Then again, one could make the assumption that Zod is killing out of pure revenge, whereas Clark is doing it out of some deep-seated need to save humanity.
     
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    ... Yeah, that scene does bother people.

    The truth is that Superman II, while full of greatness, has quite a bit of sloppiness born of several different creative visions.
     
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    Heh, I liked him killing Zod (in Man of Steel). I had heard from many that it was so bad, then I watched it and thought it was a good scene, realistic, and great for the story.

    Strong morals doesn't equal never killing, unless your morals involve not having the authority to take another's life, no matter what threat they pose. If your morals involve any sort of utilitarianism or sense of "greater good" at all, then killing someone who will certainly kill others otherwise is the morally good decision.
     
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    Also, it might be of note, that, despite what some of you might believe, there are levels of humanity in killings. And certainly varied levels of enjoyment. From disgust at the prospect to excitement and pleasure. And on top of all that, there's how the film views those actions and wants the audience to feel about them...

    There are a lot of factors preventing this from being a 1:1 analogy. A kill is not a kill- Context means everything.