Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Superman Returns

Overall Rating: # # # # (4 Buckets o' Popcorn)
Merlin's Grade: # # # # (4 Buckets o' Popcorn)
Michele's Grade: (? Buckets o' Popcorn)

(Merlin) I have to say I was pleasantly suprised by this film. I wasn't quite sure what to expect... continuation of the older movies, completely ignore the old movies, go in a completely different direction, etc. They did a great job of having the flavor and feel of the older movies, but with the awesome effects of today. Interesting plotline, picking up after Superman has been mysteriously gone for 5 years. Kevin Spacey does a great job as Lex, really reminicent of the incredible performance of Gene Hackman. An appearance by James Marsden (who played Cyclops in the X-Men movies) as Lois' new husband was a bit jarring at first (A Marvel character in a DC movie?? *lol*) but his preformance is great and an interesting plot twist being the "competition" for Superman. Not an enviable position to be in.


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