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« on: July 21, 2010, 10:17:44 PM »

Superman 4 was pretty bad! But nowhere near as bad as the cinematic abortion known as "Superman Returns." It should have been called "Superman Gets a Vagina." That movie sucked so baldly, it made Superman 4 look like Superman 2. Kate Bosworth was so unconvincing as Lois Lane, and a very poor choice for the role--not to mention too young for the role, since she's supposed to have had a son with Superman. So they made it seem like Superman committed statutory rape! Much of the movie's plot was recycled from previous ones, and the evil plot of Lex Luthor's was lame at best. And why recycle Marlon Brando's scene? How dumb was that! The idea of Superman's son was totally lame! He has superpowers, but he's allergic to peanuts, or whatever it was! So no kryptonite needed, just throw some peanut butter at him! And will someone please explain to me how Superman was able to lift a kryptonite-laced mountain up into space when just by standing on it, he became weakened! And when he was flying it into space, a piece of kryptonite was RIGHT IN HIS FACE, AND HE DIDN'T WEAKEN! What was that about??? How did he suddenly become immune to kryptonite??? And everyone knows that any superhero movie--good or bad--is supposed to have a final showdown between the hero and the villain. But "Superman Re-turds" had no such thing. Instead, they went with a lame "villains get their comeuppance" karma ending!  All in all, "Superman Returns" was IMO, the WORST movie ever made! Bryan Singer basically raped Superman in this one, and totally tarnished the memory of Christopher Reeves and Marlon Brando. They should have left the series alone, and started anew, like what Christopher Nolan did with Batman. Bryan Singer did to Superman what Joel Schumacer did to Batman--only a thousand times worse!
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2010, 03:06:10 PM »

Sounds like ann coulter's comments re superman being turned gay and all that other wingnut BS.

Some criticism of the movie is valid, but the idea that supes became emasculated because he admitted having feelings and being wrong about leaving without saying goodbye is a bunch of garbola.

As to supes lifting the kryptonite laced continent, yeah, that was tough but he'd flown up very high to get  dose of sunlight (He gets most of his power from earth's yellow sun, remember) and he may have been running on kryptonian adrenaline.

Also, as a RPGer I'd say he was burning hero points, fate points or whatever points he had. ;)

It was a damn good movie, made all the better by the wingnuts sniveling and ranting about "a gay superman" and "a liberal superman"
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2010, 04:46:09 PM »

Sorry . . . left/right split aside, the movie stunk.  I was fully prepared to like it going in, and walked out hating it.

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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2010, 05:50:26 PM »

I liked it well enough to get the DVD.  Whether you liked the story or not, is matter of personal taste and there is not comparison between this film and Superman 4.

Superman 4 was a real piece of crap made by Canon Pictures, the company best known for producing all those crappy Chuck Norris films in the 80s.

Superman  Returns is very well produced an directed, which looks ten times better any of the previous Superman films due to better FX technology.

Warner brothers has put Christopher Nolan in charge of developing and producing the next Superman film.  David Goyer is writing the script and it looks like Jonathan Nolan will be directing it.


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