Friday, June 30, 2006

Super bore

I recommend waiting to see Bryan Singer's 2 and a half hour opus SUPERMAN RETURNS at the dollar cinema (assuming your town still has one). It was long, it was slow, it was NOT exciting.

The story starts off in slow gear and takes almost a half hour to give us the first action sequence. Granted, you don't need action sequences if the story is fun, the character interactions are entertaining, and the dialogue is popping. Sadly, there was little of that. Newcomer Brandon Routh does a fine job...he is best doing a goofy Clark Kent (though they really don't go far enough). Kate Bosworth is lovely as Lois Lane...not as spunky or adorable as Margot Kidder but a helluva lot better looking (though she is a little bit of a lightweight pulling off the big "drama" of the piece...Lois is VERY upset that Superman took off for five years and didn't even say goodbye...she can't figure out why a man would do that).

The final action sequence is not really that impressive, then you have a very long anti-climax. The movie just peters out rather than ends. Yawn.

Oh well, maybe PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN II will be better.


Blogger Craig C said...

Actually it was I who left the comment on Debbie Schlussel's site about the reason she kept the baby.

4:30 PM  
Blogger Lucius Cornelius said...

Well, hopefully we were both discreet enough not to spoil that plot twist for anyone.

5:50 PM  

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