Tried to watch Superman Returns last night, and despite really looking forward to seeing it, I couldn’t even finish it.
It sucked in more ways than I thought possible. If this movie were a war, it would be Iraq. If this movie were a religious leader, it would be Ted Haggard. If it were a blogger, it would be Dan Riehl.
That is how bad I thought it was.
First, the actor who played Superman, while clearly very attractive, was no Christopher Reeeves. He just seemed like a detached dorky frat boy who oh, btw, was invulnerable to damage and could fly.
Second, Kate Bosworth is not Margot Kidder. Period. End of story. And someone please throw her a damned sandwich.
Third, while I like Kevin Spacey, I thought he was a terrible ‘villain.’ And I put ‘villain’ in sarcastic air quotes because he didn’t seem that villainous, more of a self-absorbed sarcastic lout. Kind of like Donald Trump with no hair and plans to take over the world (I am aware that might be redundant).
Finally, I simply fail to understand how no one recognized him- the difference between Superman and Clark Kent was a pair of glasses. Period.
Rather than giving this movie two thumbs down, I instead choose to give it the finger. This movie was clearly made to make the Hulk
remake revival look good by comparison. Don’t buy it. Don’t rent it. Don’t watch it. And if anyone tells you it was good, remember their names and ignore their movie advice in the future.