King Snarf wrote:Granted, by today's standards, it may seem hokey, but that's true of MANY movies.
Even back in the day those movies were not good. They use Clark Kent as a dullard or cats paw, under utilise Superman, who himself seems to hold no opinion on any topic outside of "bad guys are bad."
King Snarf wrote:There are a ton of great moments in the first two films. Do they have there flaws? Absolutely. But so does Star Wars.
Theres a difference between "contains flaws" & "a terrible film." The past Superman movies, without fail have been terrible: Long lead ins, silly powers. sillier plot resolutions when there was one at all, dreadful wooden acting, etc etc.
One day a director will actually make a Superman movie where Superman is actually in it, in his entirety... As both something Super & something Human.
An you know the funny thing about it is? I think that when it finally happens it'll end up being a straight up Superman film, with the preboot costume, ala "New Adventures of Lois & Clark" & completely absent any twist, with the pure intention of being a super hero movie, with everything that that contains.
One where the dircetor doesn't try to reinvent Superman, or Lex Luthor... One where the villain is just being a villain, rather then trying to contempories him for a post Batman Begins audience.
An don't even get me started with Superman Returns; talk about a cinematic abortion.
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