Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Superman Returns is the greatest movie ever...or so some think.

For someone who claims to not be a comic book reader, I have a couple of posts regarding, what else, comic book heroes. This is about the upcoming movie Superman Returns. I will admit right off the bat that I have never been a huge Superman guy. I don’t know why, I think it was because even though you pretty much cannot kill him, he seems like a wuss. I am more of a Batman, Spiderman, Hulk kind of guy. They are flawed, two are angry and they can be killed if they slip up.

Anyway, I have had mixed emotions about this new Super-movie and the trailers haven’t done anything to help that. I have just seen a story on Yahoo about the reviews from critics who have seen a sneak preview of the movie. By all accounts it seems that this is the greatest comic book hero movie of all time.

Newsweek called it a “gorgeously crafted epic.” They also said, “Next to Singer's champagne, most recent superhero adventure movies are barely sparkling cider."

Time magazine said, “The result is an action adventure that's as thrilling for what it means as for what it shows.” To see the whole piece, click the link.

It sounds like I should give this a chance. I liked the “old” Superman movies, even Superman III, but not like I loved the Batman movies or the Spiderman movies. I believe that my midweek movie crew and I will be going to our local IMAX Theater to see this, and by local, I mean E-ville which is about 80 miles away. I hope it is as good as the critics are making it seem, but I have been tricked by critics before.

1 comment:

Orelinde_03 said...

The cable channels up here keep showing Batman. The original movie, with Jack Nicholson. Of course I have paused to watch each time I find it on, no matter what part of the movie it is at.

As a youngin' I had enjoyed Superman movies, but not with the cult-like passion I have for Batman. Then again, no matter how hard I try, just can't sit through Batman Begins. Same with Star Wars. LOVED, not like....LOVED the original 3. Then when Episodes I, II, and II came around watched on dvd, and just didn't like 'em as much as the 'originals'.