I loathe this scene. I mean truly loathe it, for all the crap I’ve gotten over the years from this scene.
In the years since this movie came out I have had several people use this argument (unprompted and always from Anonymous) as a reason why Superman is simply awful. To them this movie describes what Superman is, a horrible, smugly superior alien monster that patronizes humanity and makes fun of us.
Superman was raised human. He had Ma and Pa Kent to teach him humanity and kindness and empathy, to give him a moral grounding and sense of justice.
No one seems to get that Bill (as played by David Carradine here) is himself a horrible, smugly superior sociopathic monster who sees the world and Superman through the haze of his own twisted mind. Bill isn’t describing Superman’s view so much as he is describing himself.
Whether Tarantino was purposely presenting this as a mirror into Bill’s twisted world view, or whether Tarantino actually buys this bullshit, I have no idea. Either way I loathe this scene.