Superman Returns

Synopsis: He’s back. A hero for our millennium. And not a moment too soon, because during the five years (much longer in movie-fan years!) Superman sought his home planet, things changed on his adopted planet. Nations moved on without him. Lois Lane now has a son, a fiancé and a Pulitzer for “Why the World Doesn’t Need Superman.” And Lex Luthor has a plan that will destroy millions – no, billions – of lives.

Filmmaker Bryan Singer (X-Men, X2) gives the world the Superman it needs, honoring the legend everyone loves while taking it in a powerful new direction. Brandon Routh proves a perfect choice to wear the hero’s cape, leading a top cast that includes Kate Bosworth as Lois and Kevin Spacey as Lex. And the thrills – from a sky-grapple with a tumbling jumbo jet to a continent-convulsing showdown – redefine Wow. “I’m always around,” Superman tells Lois. You’ll be glad he is.

Superman Returns 8.0

Honestly, I’m a BIG fan of the Christoper Reeve rendition of Superman, even if his movies were inconsistent. And what I like here is that Brandon Routh does a fine job of continuing his legacy Heck, he even has pretty much the same voice!

Granted, the movie isn’t perfect by any standard – but the first 2/3 of the movie would rate a solid 8.5 or more for me. It’s just that last bit that spoils it for me a little bit. It just lacks a certain… something.

And Kevin Spacey is the ultimate Lex Luthor. Of what I’ve seen so far, this is my second favourite performance of his – after the one from The Usual Suspects, of course biggrin

It’s a shame the son of Krypton hasn’t been back on the silver screen since crying. The world really needs Superman smile

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