Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Great Comic Day

Great Caesar's Ghost!

What a day. Not only is it my favorite day of the week. I get my new issue of "52" and "New Avengers." It's "Superman Returns" day!

Jack and I went to a matinee showing. I was very excited. All in all I liked the movie and found it entertaining, but I have to admit I was a bit underwhelmed. For full disclosure I have to admit that I am a theatre geek with a B.A. I studied for 5 years, mostly for design. I did have to take acting and history classes too. I can be a bit picky when it comes to performances.

I thought Brandon Routh did a really good job. There were some creepy moments when he really sounded like Christopher Reeve. I think the costume looked much better on film and in motion than it does in the stills. I have to admit... I'd like to see him in the costume without his package digitally removed.

Lois Lane. She wasn't very good. She didn't have much stage presence. It was a mediocre performance. I really didn't understand why she had a kid. It seemed really unnecessary.

Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor was good as always. Although there were a couple of moments where he seemed more like The Joker.

The Script was ok. There seemed to be some plot holes. And the only real "plot" was Lex's plan once again for flooding the country. Singer for the most part was very clever in direction. I just didn't come out of it excited like I did for "Xmen 2." It was not just a good comic book movie. It was a good, entertaining movie.

2 comments:

Gothknits said...

I still think the whole movie was a mistake. (i haven't seen it yet) Christopher Reeve hasn't been gone that long. There are so many other comic book character's yet untouched why drag out superman again?

fyi no net flicks yet...i'm waiting until the trips are done with.

Rach said...

I agree with you. But we're in a time when we need heroes and optimism. And heck, what's more patriotic than the man who stands for "Truth, Justice and the American Way"?

Soon Joss Whedon will have Wonder Woman out. It's been nearly 30 yrs. since we've seen her on the screen. I'm sooooo excited.