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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Run out and go see Superman Returns!

So how was Superman Returns? In a word...AWESOME! The film could have cut 10 minutes to make it go faster for all the non-geekies out there. But if you're a Superman fan, you're gonna love it. In my opinion, this was a much better approach than simply retelling the origin story.

Superman Returns truly is a sequel to Superman: The Movie (1978) and Superman II (1980). If you've got the time, go rewatch the DVDs because there's so much cool hidden stuff that most moviegoers are going to miss. The way the credits roll, the very last shot, the way he catches the car... these are all images lifted right outta the comic books or nods to the original films.

The music of John Williams embodies Superman. The filmmakers were wise to bring it back. Quick - hum the Spiderman theme. Can't do it? That's probably because you've got the Superman score burried in the back of your mind. I'd bet most kids at one point in their lives hummed the theme song while parading around the family living room in a cape. (OK, so maybe that was just me).

If you have the chance, go see Superman Returns in IMAX 3D. It is worth the price of admission and even better than I was expecting. This is the summer of Superman. Welcome back old friend.

Disclaimer: HE is a borderline obsessive Superman fan and has consistently dressed up in a cape and tights for every Halloween since the age of 12. And yes, HE even owned the Superman underoos. SHE's seen photos to prove it.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Super-FAN said...

Loved it! Can't wait to go see it again.

9:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HE SAID, SHE SAID - you nailed the Superman Returns review. Couldn't agree with you more.

9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it was good, but not THAT great. i think you're being too kind. what did "SHE" think?

8:53 PM  
Anonymous Movie freak said...

Superman Returns was so good I'm going back for seconds this weekend... and this time bringing my wife.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've already seen it... TWICE. And I'm on my way back to see it again this weekend.

4:12 PM  

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