Superman and Do Min-joon

Do Min-joon (Kim Soo-hyun) from You Came From The Stars

Do Min-joon (Kim Soo-hyun) from You Came From The Stars

Christopher Reeve in Superman IV

Christopher Reeve in Superman IV

Brandon Routh in Superman Returns

Brandon Routh in Superman Returns

I’ve been watching too much Superman today on HBO. I have no idea if it’s a special day for Superman that’s why there’s a marathon.

I turned the TV on about past 3PM and it’s Superman III with Christopher Reeve, then it was followed by Superman IV, then the most recent before Henry Cavill’s version Superman Returns with Brandon Routh. And all the time, I just can’t help but think about Do Min-joon, especially when Clark becomes Superman and flashes those superpowers.

The screenwriter for You Came From The Stars really patterned Do Min-joon to Superman’s character. She just added or took out some factors so that he’s still authentically Do Min-joon. An example is that Do Min-joon is no superhero, so he doesn’t need a red and blue costume. He doesn’t need an alter ego like Clark Kent. He doesn’t want to help. Doesn’t want to get involved. Unless of course, it involves his dear Chun Song-yi. And his weakness is not a Kryptonite but Chun Song-yi. His planet is not called Krypton and he has no known family. Unlike Superman, he’s been on Earth for hundred years. He’s less compassionate about the Earth people. And he feels that people are not to be trusted.

But oh Do Min-joon rocks the glasses too like Clark Kent! 

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