I just saw the overhyped movie: Superman Returns
and all I can say is that the movie is not that super. I had great expectations when I heard the buzz about new Supe flick. I expected this film to be adrenalin-pumping, action-packed full of punches, kicks and high flying action but no... The 'Super'
in Superman did not fully return.
Most people think that this installment is Superman IV but no, Superman returns follows the story of Superman II with (according to some superman sites) a little inclusion of the Doomsday plot. The direction of Byran Singer
(X-men, X-2) was great but the storyline was the biggest disappointment in Superman Returns. The only thing that saved the story is the nice twist at the end. Fanatics of the previous Superman movies would definitely like it because the story used the 'old-school
' formula (Lex Luthor Vs. Superman). For the new generation, the special effects were the ones to watch-out for. I must say that the CG team really did a great job on this one. I don't want to discuss the actors with the exception of Kevin Spacey
(Lex Luthor). He did one nasty piece of acting as Lex Luthor.
Like what I said earlier, I was expecting this movie to have eye-popping action sequences. But the movie falied me. I mean, Superman did not even throw a single punch
in the full 2 hours and 40 minutes of the movie and Lois Lane seems to have the 'bones of steel'
rather than Superman (Just observe what happens to her in every tragedy and she comes out without a single scratch).
Through the past years people's jaws have dropped over the fight sequences of Spiderman, X-men, Hulk, Fantastic Four and even Final Fantasy Advent Children. Superman Returns lacks this 'jaw-dropping fight sequences' department.
It's a great movie for Superman fantics but for the others, you'll just watch it because Superman is
Superman.Note: I did not alter the superman pic. It was a wallpaper that I got from the official website featuring Lex Luthor.