The Crown Prince of a higher realm. The son of a god who is himself a god. Petitioning his father to use all his resources to send him to Earth in pursuit of a runaway adopted brother, a former heir to glory that he loves despite his rebellion which tossed a world into chaos. Sound familiar?
Superhero films have undergone an interesting transition in the last several years. Last decade, they seemed obsessed with the bleak, unsure, and angsty; Spider-Man,Elektra, The Dark Knight and even Superman Returns showed superheroes who were unsure about their missions, didn’t want the great power or great responsibility that had been bestowed upon them, and sometimes seemed to shirk their responsibilities.