Monday, August 20, 2012

Review: Superman Returns

Director: Bryan Singer

Starring: Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth

Year: 2006

Genre: Action/Adventure

Rated: PG-13

Length: 154 min.

IMDB Summary: After a long visit to the lost remains of the planet Krypton, the Man of Steel returns to Earth to become the people's savior once again and reclaim the love of Lois Lane.

Although filled with action and slick editing, this adaption of Superman Returns does not bring the acting talent of the original and is executed in such a by-the-book fashion that it falls flat. Routh is hardly convincing as the nerdy Clark Kent, and the fact that the straightforward script contains no surprises or twists for the character does not make Routh's performance any easier. The plot itself brings nothing new to the table, save a few years' worth of havoc caused by Lex Luther and his minions. Kent resumes his job at the newspaper and has an equally dull relationship with Lois Lane. When all is said and done, Singer's Superman Returns lacks the thematic intensity of Nolan's Batman franchise, the likeable lead character of Johnston's Captain America and, to make matters worse, the humorous moments of Raimi's Spiderman. If you must see this film, then do so for the action sequences and slick editing--not for the quality of the acting, plot or script.

For Parents:
Some action violence

My Rating:
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