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Incidentally, I went to see this movie yesterday. It was pretty good.

Reviews!

Time:

The best Hollywood movies always knew how to sneak a beguiling subtext into a crowd-pleasing story. Superman Returns is in that grand tradition. That's why it's beyond Super. It's superb.

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Newsweek:

Next to Singer's champagne, most recent superhero adventure movies are barely sparkling cider.

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/13389957/site/newsweek/

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Hollywood Reporter:

This high-wire act would have gone for naught if Routh had not so capably filled the Man of Steel's costume. Like Reeve, he is just right physically, looking at times like the old comic book drawings of Superman. There is honesty in his acting where the emotions that play across Superman/Clark Kent's face and body come from deep within.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr/reviews/review_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002689933

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It's not a hideous piece of crap. It really is about a step behind X-Men: The Last Stand, equally poorly directed, equally missing complexity, equally not up to the standards of the first two films, but with less interesting characters and absolutely zero sense of humor about itself.

http://www.moviecitynews.com/columnists/poland/2006/060615.html

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Latino Review:

If you have any misgivings about the castings, as I've already mentioned, Brandon and Kevin are unbelievably good so count on many chills going up and down your spine. Watching them is like watching the comic come to life.

Boston Herald:

Singer & Co. can be content knowing they’ve managed not only to resurrect an American icon but done it with smarts, grace and even poetry. It’s going to be hard for any superhero movie to beat the magisterial bearing Singer so emphatically summons as in one memorable shot Superman is seen suspended in space, his dusty-colored cape twirling, an ancient god come from the heavens.

IESB:

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird…it's a plane…no, wait, it's Bryan Singer walking on air because Superman Returns is brilliant! In his crowning achievement, Singer has brought the iconic superhero back to the big screen in a very big way.

http://iesb.net/warnerbros2006/061006.php

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Notice a pattern?

Those are 'outside' reviews. What about us geeks?

Blue Tights:

Bryan Singer has delivered a Superman film that sets a strong foundation for the future of the character. This isn't really just another Superman film. This is a strong character film that is about Superman... about a God finding his place among mortals. It's a Superman that knows when to have fun, and when to take itself seriously, and hits all the right notes along the way.

Superman Homepage:

This movie is far greater than I could have ever anticipated, and I went in with extremely high expectations.

CBR:

I can say with total confidence that it was everything a comics fan - and movie fan - could hope for.

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I've had low expectations for this Superman movie for a long time, but Bryan Singer saved it. I still wish Singer had stayed with X-Men, though, definitely after seeing the great work he did here. But ah well.
 

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Good to hear.

I'm actually going to watch it pretty soon, so it better be as good as you (and they) say :-O
 

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This is how I feel after watching Superman Returns



I was on the verge of tears when I saw the opening. And the theme song... it still sends shivers down my spine everytime I think about it. Before watching it, I had doubt about Brandon Routh filling a big shoes that was left by Christopher Reeve. But he did okay and the costume's ok after u get the hang of seeing it on screen.

Several things that's been on my mind after watching Superman Returns:
- I never realized Superman got his own footwear line, the sole on his boots got his shield. And the sole is too thick, looks like he joined Hell's Angel when he went to Krypton (or what's left of it).

- Where did Clark stay after he went back to Metropolis? We all saw him put his luggage in the Daily Planet's closet. But where did he stay in Metropolis? My theory is that he sleep in the sky while listening to any distress call. :D

- Lois was tossed around like a salad in the plane, but she came out quite ok, no scar, no broken bones, not even a bruise. Highly resistant to injury, she is, says Master Yoda. So kids, drink your milk, take your vitamins and eat your vegetables, you can be as strong as Lois Lane, the woman of, uh... adamantium and healing factor?

- Still feel sorry for James Marsden, he got killed in X-Men: The Last Stand and now he got a cute girlfriend, he's a a successful journalist/editor, a pilot (if you can fly a Blackbird, small planes like that is a piece of crumb), and more. But Superman came back, now he lost his girlfriend, the kid's not his (he doesnt know about it yet, though) and he got another competition in the Planet (Clark is a good reporter, at least in the comics). Shoulda stay in Marvel Universe :D

But overall, Superman Returns is worth the wait and every penny i spent. All those trailers, promo shot, teasers, is just a speck of dust compared to the whole experience of watching the movie. Awesome!
 

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Pretty much the whole thing is a spoiler.. I will say I wasn't impressed with the movie at all. Behind X-Men 3, but ahead of Batman & Robin. Impressions under the spoiler tag:

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Ok here's my problem with the film and its not so much the film itself but like I said before the Sperman mythos itself. Its too convienent. Plane goes down superman saves, but he struggles a bit but at the same time he can ave people around the world in a night. How does he have trouble catching up that that plane if he can travel according to the movie "close the the speed of light"? The he struggles to save it before it hits the ground. Ok the guy can lift a boulder the size of everest and hurl it into space but he has trouble stopping a 747 before it crashes in a heap in the middle of a ballfield.

I understand that belief is supposed to be suspended in superhero movies but at least have some idea of rules that need to be followed. Apparently nothing is impossible. Dive into the mantle of earth? Not a problem. Survive a fall from outer space even though he's been holding a gigantic rock of krypton the whole time? Of course he'll live its Superman.

I know the previous ideas were crap... superman's suit giving him his powers, krypton not exploding, etc, but that dosen't make me happier about the movie. I just wish there was something that could have been done to make Superman interesting.

Now Spiderman 3 ... that I will be seeing the first night its out. Amazing trailer.
 

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Sorry, i put the spoiler tag on my previous post now.
 

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well i havent seen it, im waiting to see it in imax 3d for the 20+ minutes, im glad its gotten good reviews by everybody and im glad people say it doesnt suck, my friend says that spiderman is better than superman and i say different, he always counters by saying how they hadnt made a good superman movie in years and now im glad i got something to poke back at him with
 

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LoL, cute cartoon, Gin! ^_^
 

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I'm happy someone liked this movie. Superman Returns is like the exact opposite in what makes it good and in my opinion, Superman Returns is way better. Though they should have done more with the kid. I'm really excited if there's another part to release for this movie.
 
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It definitely gonna see this.
 

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Superman:Returns sucked,well this movie came out long time ago,so who cares now.All I care is that Chris Nolan(Batman:Begins,The Dark Knight,Memento..) has taken over the franchise of Superman and is gonna be responsible for the upcoming movies,maybe finally we will see Doomsday or Darkseid.Cause catching a plane may look cool but seeing an epic battle with Doomsday would be better.
 
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