Thursday, June 29, 2006

Superman Returns

"Even though you've been raised as a human being you're not one of them. They can be a great people, Kal-El, they wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way. For this reason above all, their capacity for good, I have sent them you... my only son." - Jor-El

So, I watched Superman Returns today for the second time (just to make sure I didn’t miss anything the first time with all the excitement and anticipation from the first viewing). I can honestly say that I absolutely loved the movie!
  • All the characters were perfectly cast! Brandon Rough, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, James Marsden, Frank Langella, Sam Huntington, and even the late Marlon Brando! Everyone fit their role so perfectly. Wonderful acting all around… no weak links!
  • Wonderful cinematography. Bryan Singer is a fucking genius! There were countless scenes that were just… picture-perfect for lack of a better word. A few off the top of my head… Superman’s descent into the Fortress of Solitude, Superman rising towards the sun to regain his strength, etc…
  • Great references to past movies (Superman I & II). Some examples… Lois’s first interview with the Man of Steel, “I Spent the Night with Superman,” Superman’s little speech about how flying is still the safest means of travel, all of Brando’s greatest lines back on the big screen, Kitty’s reference to Lex Luthor being in the Fortress of Solitude before, etc…
  • Solid story. This wasn’t a remake of a great story or even something we’ve already been exposed to in the Superman universe. It was a continuation of an already excellent story… and though it was a very different story (nothing from the comics or other Superman lore), it stayed true to Superman in every way. Like the first and second X-Men movies and Batman Begins, this new Superman story fits into the world of today in a very realistic manner.
I can’t wait for the dvd release so I can watch it over and over within the confines of my comfortable abode. I’ll definitely see it several more times while it’s still showing on the big screen… so needless to say, I highly recommend this movie to anyone who has not already seen it. I personally have not talked with anyone who was disappointed in it. So far, all I’ve heard from my friends is that they each loved it.

"You will carry me inside you all the days of your life. You will make my strength your own, and see my life through your own eyes, as your life will be seen through mine. The son becomes the father, and the father the son" - Jor-El & Superman

5 comments:

Siren said...

I just wanted to LICK Clark Kent!

Frank said...

So be it... I'll suck him! :-P

Siren said...

Dude, you nasty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Frank said...

Nasty but honest!

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed a lot!
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