Amy Adams is a terrific actress. I knew that as soon as I saw her performance in “Junebug” in 2005. So I am not thrilled that she has chosen to become the supreme victim of the DC Universe, Lois Lane. I was so disappointed to see her ridiculous fall from that plane at the end of 2013’s “Man of Steel” simply to serve the apparently requisite moment of her being saved by Superman. I get it. As a kid, I was genuinely moved when Christopher Reeve’s Superman swept up and caught Margot Kidder’s rapidly descending Lois Lane, but at least her fall from that helicopter made sense. And that was our first time seeing that scenario on the big screen. At this point, we’ve seen Superman save Lois Lane many times. And in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” alone, she had to be saved no less than THREE times. Enough already!
I will give credit to the Lois Lane in Zack Snyder’s “Superman” films for being the most realistic journalist compared to her big screen predecessors (although Kidder was pretty obsessed with getting her stories). But it's not much of a compliment because I can’t speak to Kate Bosworth’s portrayal since I still haven’t seen “Superman Returns” all the way through (and probably won’t).
Speaking of “enough already” in superhero franchises, I do not want to see Bruce Wayne lose his parents anymore either. We’ve seen it in real time or in flashbacks in three separate iterations of the franchise. I know it was pivotal to the storyline in Snyder’s “Super-Bat” extravaganza, but I can’t help thinking they could’ve gone another way with the story because the payoff didn’t seem worth it.