Saturday, January 06, 2007

Nickel Tour: Superman Returns (2006)

Here's the nickel tour:

In a nutshell, Meh. Superman is too much the perfect Boy Scout with no real flaws; his moral dilemmas aren't even really dilemmas to him. Plus, Supes is a freaking alien. I didn't really like him as a kid reading comics, or even as a young man reading comics. Four days from my 32nd bday, I wasn't impressed with the big-budget movie. Almost from the first ten minutes, I was in the curious-but-bored phase, and I didn't get out of the zone for the whole two hours. About the only good thing I can say about the movie is that the guy they cast as Superman looks the part, Lex Luthor once again has a real-estate scheme, and the production has made an effort to tie in to the previous movies.

I give it a "Not worth the time, even if you're a fan."

PS- How stupid of a criminal do you have to be to shoot Superman with a gun? Also, how stupid do you have to be to try your pistol after the big-caliber Gatling bullets just bounce off?

1 comment:

majcher said...

This is a shining example of one of the myriad reasons we don't watch movies anywhere but the Alamo Drafthouse. Even if the movie sucks sucks sucks like this one, there's still beer. And you'll need it.