Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Bizarro was always interesting to me in that even though he was usually treated as a comical character, there was usually a healthy dose of peril when he was around as well. He was as powerful as Superman, but without his moral compass or common sense. It's a nice twist on the "dark reflection of the hero" archetype.
I thought that the fourth Christopher Reeve Superman film missed a great opportunity to bring Bizarro to the big screen. They had a plot involving Luthor creating a life form based on Superman's DNA and instead of using Bizarro, they decided to make up a new character with Nuclear Man? I never understood that. Of course that was just the tip of the iceberg as far as the problems that the film had. Maybe now that DC is ramping up a new Superman franchise, we will finally see Bizarro in theaters one day.