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    Quote Originally Posted by manwhohaseverything View Post
    Huh! Is he indian?An indian superman fan. I wonder where he's from. Those are rare. Most indians prefer what's hip at the moment. Most of my friends are iron man fans because of the mcu. But, surprisingly couple of them actually took to comics. They still think superman is lame, though.
    Hey! This is just my experience though.
    I am among those rare Indian fans. I have a theory. Indians really don't need superheroes. In India most of our film heroes are over the top. When an ordinary guy can fight off twenty bad guys without getting a scratch Captain America looks like a p*ssy. Honestly, when i tried to show some clips from Winter Soldier to my friend on a phone, who is very much into South Indian films which are well known over OTT action, he dozed off. It could be due to a long day at the office, but i was surprised to see that reaction.

    One example of OTT action. Fight begins at around 1 minute mark.



    The guy in black (played by the always good Ajay Devgan) is at least into wrestling. The other guy (played by Abhishek Bachhan who is good in some movies) is just his secretary. The one who keeps notes of finances or appointments. This is the most boring five minutes in an otherwise awesome comedy. (Though i think its hard to recommend to anyone who doesn't speak hindi).

    Over time the MCU films have developed a fanbase in India due to their consistent quality and likeable characters. And also because epic vfx action sequences is something we haven't nailed. Endgame and Infinity War broke box office records in India which i never imagined any superhero films could.

    That same friend was pretty impressed by Man of Steel scenes, notably flight. Superman being lame is because his movies are lame. The best Superman movie that i can think of is in 70s and 80s. And they are pretty dated for now. Give a high quality and entertaining Superman movie and i think everyone would love him. Its so frustrating because its so easy to like Superman. Its sad that more people aren't reading comics. If my only exposure to Superman was DCEU or CW's Supergirl, i don't think i would like Superman that much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manwhohaseverything View Post
    Cool! He must be connected to south india.
    Yeah! Well, atleast they think superman is better than most indian superheroes that are created in india. Even marvel and stan lee tried to make an indian superhero,'chakra'(which means wheel in some indian languages). But they failed.indian don't normally take to superheroes.
    Suprisingly, the best indian superhero was made in a 90s tv show called 'shakthimaan' (which translates powerman loosely in hindi and some other languages ) is based entirely on superman. In the 90s, 00s, 'shakthimaan' was hugley popular in india.it has not sged well. But it was cheesy fun.

    This is 'gangadhar', based on clark kent persona
    shakthimaan, aka indian superman

    I grew up in the 90s. And Shaktimaan was very very popular. Kids were crazy for him. I agree with the part about it being cheesy. I tried to watch some of it sometime ago and it has become very dated. It will always have a place in my heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soubhagya View Post
    I am among those rare Indian fans. I have a theory. Indians really don't need superheroes. In India most of our film heroes are over the top. When an ordinary guy can fight off twenty bad guys without getting a scratch Captain America looks like a p*ssy. Honestly, when i tried to show some clips from Winter Soldier to my friend on a phone, who is very much into South Indian films which are well known over OTT action, he dozed off. It could be due to a long day at the office, but i was surprised to see that reaction.

    One example of OTT action. Fight begins at around 1 minute mark.



    The guy in black (played by the always good Ajay Devgan) is at least into wrestling. The other guy (played by Abhishek Bachhan who is good in some movies) is just his secretary. The one who keeps notes of finances or appointments. This is the most boring five minutes in an otherwise awesome comedy. (Though i think its hard to recommend to anyone who doesn't speak hindi).

    Over time the MCU films have developed a fanbase in India due to their consistent quality and likeable characters. And also because epic vfx action sequences is something we haven't nailed. Endgame and Infinity War broke box office records in India which i never imagined any superhero films could.

    That same friend was pretty impressed by Man of Steel scenes, notably flight. Superman being lame is because his movies are lame. The best Superman movie that i can think of is in 70s and 80s. And they are pretty dated for now. Give a high quality and entertaining Superman movie and i think everyone would love him. Its so frustrating because its so easy to like Superman. Its sad that more people aren't reading comics. If my only exposure to Superman was DCEU or CW's Supergirl, i don't think i would like Superman that much.
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    However later on he donned his own mild mannered Clark Kent disguise.

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    saw this pic on twitter. Anyone knows where this statue is?


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    EDIT: Eh, nevermind. Pointless comment not even worth making.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeGrimlock420 View Post
    I can't believe, put off reading this. Go donna, go. Finally, some justice for the titans. The league jerks were the ones that disbanded the titans. I am glad someone finally did something. Even though, it was superman. I was rooting for donna the entire time.

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    Superman and the Avengers were trending this weekend on twitter.

    During a big sports game, I think. Some guy on TV mentioned them. Apparently he doesn't know Superman is not a Marvel character. Or maybe he just likes him.

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