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-Real US politicians, including senators Patrick Leahy and Debbie Stabenow, play politicians in the movie. I've never seen that before.
-'Real' journalists and commentators play themselves, including Anderson Cooper, Charlie Rose, Nancy Grace, Soledad O'Brien, Dana Bash, Andrew Sullivan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Vikram Gandhi. Basically the whole CNN crew
-Alien invasion (with 9/11 imagery in my opinion) and EMP themes (this time by hostile Krpytonian aliens) are driven home again and media coverage of it is depicted using real media personalities
-If you want more 9/11-alien invasion links, check out Independence Day skyscraper destruction sequences and compare to 9/11 (w atch?v=Nahdy9SjbGs)
I thought it was disturbing that they have 'real' politicians and news anchors acting in cinematic disasters. Not that what they do on a daily basis is much different. I've never seen so many cameos of that nature in a movie.
Some other weird features:
-Man is charged with and convicted of hate crimes and terrorism (news of which is broadcast over CNN in the movie) for spray-painting a Superman statue with something like 'false hero.' Normalizing terrorism charges in the US for speech crimes.
-Repeated themes of Satan 'coming back' to take over the world and 'man killing God,' the latter of which is repeated dozens of times throughout the film, and is apparently accomplished when Superman (stupidly cast as symbolizing God) dies.
-A few others I can't remember at the moment
It's like when news anchors alternate between working for the Onion and 'real news.' Shoving it in our faces that they are just actors playing a role. The line between fantasy and reality is further blurred.
Last Edited By: psmith85 Mar 27 16 11:52 PM. Edited 8 times