The voice of reason in a Sea of Salt
Let me break this down: Pa Kent was protecting his SON from this vicious cold world. If you watched closely he let Clark know that this World isn't ready for someone like him yet. Think about it in real world standards...How would humanity react to a being of such power. We would call for him to do our dirty work. Kill this guy cause he's bad, destroy this, do this, do that. We would try and force this being to submit to our will, as they expressed in BvS. Pa Kent stated that you can't save them all, nor will you ever be able to. Think about this: If Superman really wanted to SAVE the world it WOULD ALWAYS LOOK LIKE INJUSTICE. We as humans refuse to be tied down and controlled. If Supes said "Stop killing." 100 people would walk outside and shoot someone just for the fuck of it, just so they wouldn't be seen 'submitting'. Tell me I'm wrong? Thought so. He wanted his SON to live a NORMAL HUMAN LIFE. He died PROTECTING his son, that why I love DC. Its real and asks you hard questions.In contrast, DC wants to make "films," or movies that appeal to a different, more "mature" crowd with "darker" themes. It's all BS because they don't bother establishing characters as much as they appear to be.
Look at MoS. We have Clark Kent, a character traditionally defined as an Alien who got a sense of good put in him by loving parents who cared for him despite his Alien status and put him on the right path. Now if you want to deviate from that, that's totally cool; it's not really the Superman I particularly want to see but I'm willing to ignore that if they can portray it in an interesting way. Instead, they went absolutely batty (pun intended).
Clark Kent in these new movies is now told from a young age to NOT HELP PEOPLE because the world "couldn't handle it" by Pa Kent. Okay...cool, I guess. Pa Kent then stupidly dies protecting people because he told his son not to. Urge to kill...rising. Then his long dead real father shows up and tells him "Look man, bring some help to the little people," and now it's cool? Clark has no values; he spent 33 years confused about his role in life because his villainous dad wouldn't let him use his powers, and now his ghost dad says the very obvious opposite and now it's cool? And then in the next movie they double down by having his mom say screw the world "you owe them nothing"? Screw that. He's an all powerful dummy.
To go along with this absurd notion, we have an abundance of Christ imagery that is supposed to make the movie feel "mature" but is eye rolling. Whether it be Clark pointing out he's 33 or him standing in a stained glass window with his head where Jesus' is, or falling out of an open spaceship with his arms out evoking the imagery of the Lord in his usual pose. Its cliche and false, doing little for the movie other than to provide yet another reason to be mature.
I'll give it props in that it does action right. The big fight scenes between the Kryptonians are splendid and look like DBZ fights come to life, which is very cool. Unfortunately I feel that's the only good part of a movie masquerading as a mature "dark film" that instead is as pedestrian and safe as any other superhero movie, only minus the charm and good characters. DC needs to go back to the drawing board, bad.
Here comes Computer Dad telling Clark the opposite as you stated. "Your a light that can save this tiny horrid planet, but its YOUR CHOICE. Just like Mama Kent said: "You don't owe these motherfuckers a bitchass thing, but if you choose this path then DO IT. BE THEIR GOD." it's the same shit Jesus went through.
"Are these people worthy of saving?"
"Do they DESERVE to be saved?"
"I didn't ASK for this power yet I have it...what should I do?"
Superman's true fight has ALWAYS been with himself. ALWAYS. You say Clark has no values. Fuck no my brother. Its his values that are literally crushing him. Take the scene when trucker dude pours beer on Clark's head. Its like spitting in God's face, a physical and visual representation of humanity malicious intents, he could have vaped dude JUST LIKE GOD COULD WIPE US OUT, but what does he do? He punishes his truck...that is a representation of how God punishes humans. Its not always direct yet it still holds merit because that truck was helping you survive. Did he kill him? No? Should he have? No? Superman IS a god...period.
Think about what Jor-El said while Supes was learning to fly. "They will flock behind you. They will stumble, they will fall, you YOU can help ten see the light of the world." That is basically saying this: Humans are ass-tier cuckloads, they kill each other for nothing, take from the world without even thinking about giving back, they are selfish, ignorant, arrogant, and most can't see a motherfucking thing unless you literally spell it out for them. They suck. Nevertheless they love, fight for one another, come together for each others sake, and stand strong in the face of adversity. There IS beauty in their struggle, that is life, now show them that there is EVEN MORE they have yet to know. MoS was a great movie as was BvS(ult addition). DC NEVER spells shit out in simple black and white. Never. That is why Marvel has a wonderful rep, its easy, force feed, and doesn't want you to see how SCARY that shit is.
Also don't compare Capt to Supes. Look at it like Capt to Bat, and Vision to Supes. Makes more sense now right? Two pillars that plant themselves against all odds. Vision and Supes however are Gods dealing with the fact that they are unique and live in a World made of Cardboard. It sucks to be them.
DC is a mature series. Read Blackest Night, Brightest Day, Injustice, Rebirth, etc, etc. DC an it with that kiddy shit. People die when we fuck up and we have to live with that. It took Marvel 10 movies to even address the lives lost, it was like: 'We won. Let's party, eat, and get laid." DC was like: "DUDE OMFG PEOPLE ARE DIEING, FUUUUCCCKKKK OMG WHAT IS HAPPENING. THIS ISNT RIGHT WE NEED TO HANDLE THIS." BVS is born and does just that. That should tell you something about DC's storytelling, or mine. Maybe I'll write the next few DC movies. Anybody interested?