that smile she has in the last gif. uh-oh, perry. i think you just dared the lane.
#best #this version of lois in a nutshell I feel like #no bluster just a quiet resolve that is totally unshakeable #this lois may not be as in your face as other versions #but she’s also the first lois who #and this pains me to say #is actually portrayed 100% of the time as the competent professional she’s cracked up to be #her evil little smile (via captaindove)
I remember reading more than a few reviews and comments dismissing Amy’s portrayal of Lois as too “soft”, “motherly”, not enough spunk and that she’s not “Lois” enough to do the character justice.
And it frustrates me on a level — because I grew up with all those chop-busting, “in your face” Lois Lanes (Erica’s Lois, Dana’s, Margot’s and Teri’s) and I LOVE them all. Lois Lane is such a force of nature, a hurricane of personality that I just can’t help but be mesmerized whenever she’s onscreen on the pages of the comics itself. And yet it seems there’s this idea that just because she’s portrayed in a different way in MoS compared to all the Lois before her, that makes her somehow lesser to the character’s essence.
Just because this Lois is… quieter (for lack a better word) and has shown a moment of real vulnerability and fear, it doesn’t mean she’s any less with regard to her determination and ferocity. This Lois is just as dogged and ruthless for the scoop just like her predecessors, and yet is also compassionate enough to back off from story and has the clarity to understand that protecting people are more important than getting that headline out there. She risks life and limb and her own freedom to do so. Just like what the other Loises did too. And that’s the essence of Lois Lane, at least how I see it.
It’s like when some people make journalism the end all and be all definition for her. I mean, sure it’s a big part of her character and that’s what we’ve always known her for, but it’s also not ALL that she is. Lois Lane, in the context of the Superman mythology, is his direct mortal and moral counterpart. Who can be hurt, who can be bled out a million times more easily than him and yet still pursues on that heroic path just like he does, in whatever professional and/or personal capacity she has at the moment.