But the tendency to dull primary colors down for the sake of presenting comic based films as "gritty" or realistic tends to rob the characters of their fantastic look.
Who needs a fantastic look when you have fantastic abilities? Fantastic looks are for still imagery.
That was the problem with the X-Men movies, where they were running around in faux biker outfits, instead of anything evocative of the source. This latest Superman? More of the same--dark, and darker. Some producers need to drop their apparent "shame" of the very thing that helped put the "super" in superhero.
Wrong. What put the super in superhero is the ability, not the look. And some, if not all, of these comics outfits worn by superheroes are absolutely ridiculous. Most of them were inspired by circus performers who wore leotards and trunks - back in the 1940s! Not to mention that drawing a buff hero in skin tight outfits was much easier than drawing the folds and stretches of real clothing. When you shift the story from a static medium to an active one, why retain the limitations of the earlier medium?