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What’s So Bad About Superman Returns? 
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 | 11:23 am [film, superman, video, vlog]
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A little over five years after the debut and widespread dismissal of Superman Returns, five years after my lonely (though not sole, to give my fellow Supes Returns lovers their propers) glowing review, here I am returning to the subject with a video I’ve wanted to make since I got the camera.

Here, in two parts, is my defense of Superman Returns: why it’s not only not a bad movie, but a great movie. Check ‘er out:

Saturday, October 15th, 2011 | 11:38 pm (UTC) - Thank You!
Finally, someone who really gets this movie! I went to see Superman Returns when it first came out with my dad and like you I walked out with this sense of elation and joy. A sense of light or whatever that I guess Superman just gives off.

So I was really surprised when my friends and the internet said that it was a horrible movie. I tried to defend it, but I just couldn't effectively describe that sense of elation I got from it. And after a while I was beginning to think that I just had a poor taste in movies.

But you not only accurately and effectively described what you got out of the movie, but pointed out the more subtle and visual aspects of it that most people, expecting big explosions and grand fight scenes, usually miss.

The movie shows everything that's good about Superman and why he's such a good hero.

I think what most people don't get is that Superman is NOT Batman. Superman is not going to broad, the movie isn't going to be overtly dark, it's going to be uplifting and follow a more lighter path.

Anyways, this was an INCREDIBLE review. And I'm so glad to come across a movie goer who loved Superman Returns as much I did, and for that I thank you.
Monday, June 3rd, 2013 | 08:43 am (UTC) - Yep!!
I know this is a few years on. I watched Superman Returns probably for the tenth time a couple of weeks ago, very happy to see such a passionate review about a movie that I also find very underrated and even panned. I couldn't agree more with your take on this film and would have loved to have seen Routh take on the role once more.

With Man of Steel just around the corner I would love to see your take on it, as a Supes fan.
Thursday, March 13th, 2014 | 03:56 am (UTC) - F*ckin' A
Hey, it's a little humorous how asterisks can make a curse word presentable. So if I were to write, "I love pean*t b*tter" it's like I'm writing something vulgar; however (comma), I am not. Anyways, I do digress. Careful as this is my first time replying to a blog let alone reading a blog but f*ckin' A! You get the movie! Other people who commented get the movie! Why are there so many that don't?! Without ranting and raving about the movie, Superman Returns, I would just like to dissect that question into more questions. Perhaps people (and when I use the term 'people', it's only because you are like, 1 out of 10 who didn't have something bad to say about the movie) don't like the movie because we have desensitized ourselves to symbolism, plot lines, and genuine character building? Also, why does Superman need to be real? This new Superman without the overwear somehow needs to be real. I can't begin to explain how frustrating it is to see something so sacred as the iconic Superman, and then make him into something that needs to be real. I know this may seem contradicting since this may suggest the Man of Steel movie is real even though it's still Sci-Fi but the idea of Superman is not for one person or one generation. Superman is for everyone for all times. It just doesn't seem right to ball it up, throw it in the trash and then start all over...I think I got off topic...the whole reason I wanted to write this was to tell you thanks for your vlog and thoughts. I agree with your comments and it's frustrating when such a masterpiece as Singer's act 3 of Superman goes unappreciated. He brings it full circle and I wish he could have made his movie to follow, Superman: Man of Steel with Braniac. How awesome would that have been?! Best regards, Kevin
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