gc8's Superman Returns review

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Psst... it's a remake.

I had high hopes for this one. The director, Bryan Singer has had a great track record up till now making great films full of excitement and depth. Since the Batman franchise, began with two good movies, was followed by two terrible ones, and was ultimately redeemed in the new millenium by a visionary young director, I hoped the same would be true of the Superman franchise.


Unfortunately this was not the case.

The movie was a mixed bag, and there's no way I can explain myself to you comic g33ks without going into the details - so spoiler alert - I am breaking my tradition of spoiler free reviews in order to make a post for those who have already seen the film.


All in all, the movie is essentially a remake of Superman: The Movie with Luthor's plan to destroy even more of the U.S. to create his utopia. And as a remake, it ended up being O.K., even stunning at times, but ultimately, "nothing new here", much like Peter Jackson's King Kong . A fresh story would have gone a long way. If there is a bright side to all this, its that they now have the celluloid broth of all those cooks out of the kitchen, and the counter can be cleaned for a true reboot ala Batman Begins in the sequel to this. I'll be watching the skies, I'm looking forward to it.

Other reviews for Superman Returns

    Returns 0

    Although widely regarded as one of the best superhero movies (even earning it's place on many top lists), the film has been mostly forgotten in the wake of Man of Steel, and the upcoming BvS. However have no doubt - this film is a worthy successor to Christopher Lee's Superman II, taking place five years later after Kent has disappeared to see his home world's destruction for himself. Brandon Routh is a charming Superman, although Kevin Spacey steals the show as Lex Luthor, who intends to use cr...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    Superman Returns 0

    I had high expectations for this movie since I watched the original four movies. Seriously, what was Bryan Singer thinking? You know, this movie is crap because of bad dialogue, acting and storywise. Now I know this was a blockbuster movie and it had high grossings. Seriously, when it comes to the story and the characters. It's lame. This movie is actually a sequel to Superman 1 and 2. Thus, ignoring the events of movie 3 and 4.   Here are some points which I don't like.Clark Kent/Superman- Clar...

    5 out of 12 found this review helpful.

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