Anyhow, there are gems here and there like the CGI and James Marsden. The number one for me is Superman himself. Brandon Routh is really the perfect Superman...he looks like Christopher Reeves for goodness' sake. I remember when I first saw the commercial for it, and I remarked who is that hottie mchottie?!? His Superman impression is pretty good--stone-faced, reserved, stoic. You may call that bad acting. But that's Superman, so it really worked for me. And even though he was emotionless, he exuded charisma...it's no wonder Lois Lane fell in love with him. And so did I...
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Superman Returns: The Good and the Bad
I stayed up kinda late last night watching Superman Returns. I am on the borderline of liking it and not. I hate when movies that have so much potential can get screwed up. An example is Spiderman III. Don't get me started. Hello, can you say silver platter?!? Yet these movies continue to be bad bad bad. Well, Superman Returns really falls right there in the middle. The biggest problem with Superman Returns is that it's kinda boring...two and a half hours of snoresville. Another problem is that it was a continuation of Superman IV that was made almost a decade ago. No one remembers it unless you are a comic book fiend. So instead of watching with a clean slate, you have to watch the movie with so many preconceptions. The glaring one is that Superman and Lois Lane were once in love. I didn't get that from the movie...you just had to know the back story.