Snyder addresses Man of Steel's tornado scene in light of OK tragedy

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Jun 7, 2013

Editorial changes are sometimes made in the light of horrible events, but on this occasion, the folks behind Man of Steel are keeping things as they are.

If you've seen the most recent trailer for Zack Snyder's Superman flick, then you know there's a scene involving a deadly tornado. In nearly any other year, we might not bat an eye, but this year isn't every other year.

On May 20, an EF5 tornado hit the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore. It killed 24 people and ravaged countless homes and lives. Then, just over a week later, it happened again. With the lives of so many Oklahoma residents in shambles, it's hardly surprising to hear someone ask, "Well, shouldn't we think about taking out the tornado scene from Man of Steel?"

But that was never a conideration for director Zack Snyder.

He's changed by those events. If anything, we feel like our Superman has a connection –- not to make light of it -– to the kind of grief that happens during those kinds of natural disasters. Also, in a sad way, even Superman can't change that.

That's a compelling argument. Could Superman stand as a symbol of hope for the people who lost their homes, families and friends? Or should Snyder have changed the film?

What do you think?

(via The Huffington Post)

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