Mass Murderer of Steel

Image source: Robot 6

In an effort to critique the overblown devastation seen in the recently released Man of Steel movie, American cartoonist and comic book writer Kyle John Baker created a web browser game that mocks the film’s ridiculous destruction.

Spotted by Robot 6, Mass Murderer of Steel pokes fun of Zack Snyder’s Superman movie by comically exaggerating the violence in the film’s final act. Players are able to catapult General Zod and Superman–who are too busy brawling each other to notice anyone–with their mouse and see the destruction they caused all over Metropolis. The game doesn’t exactly pull off the 9/11 vibe that Man of Steel desperately tried to evoke, but it succeeds in highlighting Superman’s lack of care for humans during the battle. Despite player’s eagerness to see how much destruction these two Kryptonians can cause in the web browser game, it likely wouldn’t come close to the estimated 129,000 dead and 250,000 missing in the film.

While Man of Steel has received mixed reviews and led to discussion on how heroic super hero movies really are, Baker inspired web browser game keeps the critique towards the film sharp and humorous. Below is the short synopsis of the game from Baker’s website.

Enjoy high-flying mass destruction as you ignore the hideous death screams of the millions you are pledged to save! Use your super powers to wage a never-ending battle for self-important allegorical bombast! Bludgeon your senses into numbed awe!

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