Superman was never my favorite super hero. So when he’s back on screen with his latest gig, I didn’t plan to join the crowd. Then come this conversation,
“People are afraid of things they don’t understand.”
– Jonathan Kent
Dudu: Ma, aren’t we going to watch Superman?
Me: Yeah… (not excited).
Dudu: Let’s go. I wanna know how he became Superman…. And we have to buy that Superman cup.
Me: Okay… (still not excited)
|That Superman Cup!|
Andrew/Dudu is always curious on how someone can become a super hero. This past years, he’d been watching Batman (not The Dark Knight though), Spiderman, Thor, Iron Man (so far his favorite) and The Avengers. Now, I guess, it’s Superman’s turn.
|Dudu in Metropolis|
Me: Well, 2-hour drive.
Dudu: Oh, it’s not that far.
Me: You’ve been to Kansas, you know. You’ve been to Metropolis. I’ve shown you the pictures.
Dudu: I don’t remember.
(Yeah, he was a little over 1 then)
Dudu: They have corn field.
Me: Missouri has corn field too.
After seeing the tornado scene... and having a brief thought about Dorothy, Toto and the Wizard of Oz, he asked...
Dudu: What’s wrong with Kansas?
Me: There’s nothing there…
(and there’s almost nothing in Missouri too haha…)
Dudu: Why did he cry after killing the bad guy, Ma?
Me: It’s the last person from his planet. His ‘brother’.
Dudu: But this ‘brother’ is a bad guy.
Me: Put it this way… what if you have to kill a fellow American… the only American you know here, to save me, your Indonesian Mom, or your Indonesian friends. Would you do it?
Dudu: (thinking) Yeah, that’s tough.
Dudu: Why Superman doesn’t kill zombies?
Me: Alice (Resident Evil) will be out of job. Everyone has his/her own role in Hollywood.
Eventually, I got to ask questions.
Me: So, do you want to be Superman?
Dudu: I can’t. He’s not human. But I can be Iron Man. I can be smart, rich and inventing stuffs…
(Hopefully minus the playboy part)
Me: I don’t want you to be Superman either. He’s 33, single, jobless and living off his mother.
Dudu: But he has a job, Ma… Superman is saving the world.
(Well… if you call that a job)
But the best part came in the end.
Dudu: The captain said Superman is sexy.
Me: Yeah, I’d agree with her. Superman is hot.
Dudu: But this time he doesn’t wear his underwear outside…
I’m glad I watched Superman.