Wednesday, July 19, 2006


First, a warning. There are spoilers ahead. If you haven't seen this movie and you want to, then please don't read anymore, no matter how much you need my writing to continue living. I promise I will post more for my adoring fans.

So anyway, on with the spoilers...

On Sunday night San Nakji made the move from his house to the movie theatre to watch Superman Returns with Mrs SN and Those Of Little Significance (TOLS). San Nakji likes a bit of a Superhero movie or two, especially Spiderman 1 and 2, Batman Begins, Hellboy and so on. Exclude me however from the Daredevil, Electra and Punisher fan clubs please. I feel I am digressing, but stick with me, it's going to be a hell of a ride!

One of the greatest heroes of superhero movie fans has to be Christopher Reeve. He played Superman just the way we imagined him. As an actor he was typecasted forever, but the fans were happy and you have to give us what we want! I was devastated by his death and so when I heard that the new Superman movie would continue on from these movies, I thought I should check it out.

One thing I heard was that the new Superman looked a lot like our Mr Reeve. I can assure you he doesn't. This comes from someone who pretty much thinks clouds he sees in the sky are devils predicting doom (well, not THINKS, more like KNOWS). Yup, I think everything looks like something, but I don't think whathisface the new Superman looks anything like Christopher. They both have the flying thing going for them, but that's about it. The new Lois Lane just doesn't compare to the old one. The old one was way more 'New York', if you know what I mean and this Bosworth woman is just annoying.

The movie itself is pretty enjoyable. The director tried to keep the 'camp' sort of feel of the original movies and I think he did pretty well. Kevin Spacey is a good Lex Luthor although he isn't really scary enough for my liking except when he is yelling at Lois Lane. I have to tell you she needs a good yelling at too!

The thing that really annoys me about this movie is the rediculous plot against the world. Lex Luthor has stolen the crystals from Superman's Fortress of Solitude and when you put them in water they expand into land... Yup, you heard me right. Just like one of those towel things that is really tiny and then turns into a big towel in water, know the one? Lex dumps one of the coast of Metropolis and plans to live on the land produced. One of the major troubles here is the land is really crap. It's just rock. There aren't any trees or water or anything, just a bunch of rocks. It's just rediculous I tell you! Now if I were a bad guy I would go with the tried and true laser on the moon or nuclear missile aimed at the white house trick. Growing land? What the hell?

The movie is loooooooong. 2 1/2 hours. You know who's fault this is? That Cameron guy who directed Titanic (I want to say Kirk..., but that ain't right!) and Aotearoa's very own Peter Jackson. They showed the world that really long movies can work. Well Hollywood, sometimes they just don't! Ever go to one of those films where you kept checking your watch? This was one of them!

Ready for the big spoiler? Superman has a son.... (Excuse me while I vomit...)

Anyone bored of Kryptonite? So so bored!

I give this film 5 tentacles out of 8. It was pretty fun, but too long and the bad guy was just being stupid!

San Nakji for President!


The Archivist said...

You gave it five? That's more generous than I'd've been.

Oricon Ailin said...

I DO plan to go see it. I love the Superman movies. (Okay, 3 and 4 were just a bit too cheesy for me, but I LOVED Christopher)

I heard it was really good. When it comes to critics, JP will be dead honest. Being the comic book junkie he is and keeps track of every story line for Superman, Batman, X-Men, etc, he'll be super critical. So, let's hope it meets his approval.

Otherwise, I don't mind long movies. James Cameron (the guy who made Titanic) did a great job. I love long movies. I didn't mind LOTR being long long as there is action to keep me going.

Now, I have been through some seriously LONG movies that just bored me to tears. But those are very few and far between.

I am very much looking forward to this one and I am also heading to see "Pirates of the Caribbean: 2". It's got my beloved Orlando Bloom in it. *swoons*


Have a great one SN!!! Luv ya!

Crystal said...

Wow, your blog got a new look! I'm liking it Sam. ;-)

Miss Margo said...

I enjoyed Superman Returns. I think it helps if you aren't married to the idea of Christopher Reeves as the Man of Steel.

And truly Superman as Lois Lane's baby daddy? It's a bit too much for me.

Though I do like the way they make the new Superman look extremely comic booky with all the make up.

Miss Margo said...

P.S. Congrats to your Boy on the victory at Nashville on Saturday!