Huge Superman Fan Jerry Seinfeld Didn’t Like MAN OF STEEL That Much

You know you've been waiting to hear what Jerry had to say. 

Anyone who watched Seinfeld (that should be all of you, as it's the best sitcom ever) is aware that Jerry Seinfeld is a really big Superman fan. He had a Superman magnet and statue in his apartment on the show, and this was back in the day when being a nerd was not cool at all. "Jerry's whole life revolves around Superman and cereal!" George once exclaimed on the show. There was a famous episode of Seinfeld centered around the concept of Bizarro doubles of the cast. He did a commercial with Superman. Suffice it to say, Jerry is one of Superman's top celebrity fans. 

So what did he think of Man of Steel? I've wanted to know ever since he tweeted about going to see the film but never followed up. Now he's doing a Reddit AMA and someone has confronted Jerry with the big question. His answer is diplomatic, but he pulls no punches:

I was so happy that they made another Superman movie! I'm really reluctant to be critical of it in any way. But I thought the glossing over of the figuring out a secret identity and why he felt he needed one was a huge missed opportunity for that character, and one of the most interesting things about Superman is the whole secret identity. So to me it was too much action / violence and not enough character study.

His whole AMA is actually great, and you should read it all. 

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