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I saw the new superman movie tonight at the IMAX in 3-D (sort of, anyway).  I was not pleased with the plot.  I seem to remember a similar plot in one of the earlier Chris Reeve movies, or at least a similar plot part.  And also, if it's been 5 years, why do all the characters look younger than they did in the last movies?

Well, being a governmental employee in a manner of speaking, I have work tomorrow.  How much of it I can do remains to be seen.

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kellic
Jul. 3rd, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC)
First off the new superman really isn't designed to integrate into the previous 5 movies. Think of this as Batman Begins...just not starting from scratch. Having a younger Superman was unnerving but you get use to it after a while. There were more then a few times throughout the movie that I swear Brandon was channeling Christopher Reeve. It was spooky as hell.
The one thing you have to keep in mind is that this isn't an action flick. It has action elements in it but this really is a character driven movie. We are returning Superman to his roots. The original Superman was all about plot and characters. I think Singer nailed it in terms of that aspect. And Spacey completely blew Hackman's Luthor out of the fricking water. The only things that transitioned over from the first Superman movie was Luthor's obsession with land. There is nothing wrong with this. Actually the idea is a hell of a lot better when you consider it effects the entire world this time around. Not just Cali. Luthor in the original movie was a bit too wishy washy for my taste. He didn't seem all that predatorily. Spacey changed all that. When he looks pissed he looks like someone you don't want to fuck with. And the beautiful thing is he didn't get all that pissed through most the movie. The whole calm calculating evil thing works well with Spacey.
I saw superman in the iMax on Friday as well. Something has been nagging at me over the last few days about the movie. I couldn't figure out what it was. What was getting to me is the fact that Superman has been thrown into a contemporary setting vs. the 1970’s and 1980’s. Its weird but I think it grows on you.
By and large I like the new superman. I just don’t like the physics involved. Ain’t no way in hell that plane would be stopped at the nosecone, nor would anyone onboard be anything other then a fine red paste. Also ain’t no way in hell the crystal structure of the mass survive Sups picking it up at a single point on the bottom. I can suspend disbelief for the second thing but the plane? Come on.
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