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The Pitfalls of Being Superman

While recently watching the classic Superman film from 1978 it struck me at the end of the movie that logic was not one of Superman’s superpowers.

Why did Superman think that by flying super fast around the world to make it spin in the opposite direction would make time go backwards to save Lois Lane’s life after the earthquake? It simply makes no sense at all. It was completely absurd to assume that would occur.

So I set straight away to investigating the issue at hand. Apparently Superman threatened the movie director, Richard Donner, to accept his theory of making time go backwards or else he’d use his laser vision to destroy all the movie equipment.

Donner gave in to the Man of Steel, and for obvious reasons.

I kept digging to learn more about this rather silly occurrence and uncovered that when the movie crew filmed Superman the first time flying super fast in outer space to make the world turn the opposite way it caused global panic, riots, more earthquakes, tsunamis, crops instantly died and the world population floated into space as Superman had eliminated gravity.

Superman had realized his mistake and immediately had to correct this by flying super fast in the other opposite direction, which put everything back to normal.

Upon finishing his work to correct the natural disasters everyone in the world banished Superman from Earth calling him names – like Pinocchio – and ridiculing him saying Batman is way cooler than you and that even Aquaman has an edge on you.

With that, Superman left Earth crying uncontrollably and never returned. Well, I guess he came back occasionally to film more movies. But that’s another story.

By James Miller

© 2012 James Miller

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About James Miller

James Miller is author of Basie & Paisley Children's Books, including "A Spider Lives In My Belly Button," "A Monstrous Smile," and "A Moose In The Basement."

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