Monday, July 03, 2006
Review of Superman Returns
Thoughts on Superman Returns:
Glad I didn't read spoilers - what twist at the end.
The old-school open credits were worth the price of admission alone. Nice homage. Props to Bryan Singer for incorporating John Williams, Marlon Brando and the other cameos. Nice homage to the cover of Action Comics # 1 too.
I cringed when I saw Jon Peters listed as the producer: I expected a Giant Spider battle in Act 3, but glad to see Supes in the cape and flying. You can still tell Peters' influence with the "silent soldiers" that accompany Lex everywhere, including a mute Kumar from "Harold and Kumar go to White Castle."
In the words of Nacho Libre: "Let's get to the needy greedys" - who is this Parker Posey? She's good.
Why wasn't the entire stalagmite island partially made of kryptonite if the "seed" was half kryptonite, half crystal?
Since when does Supes/Clark drink Budweiser?