Wednesday, June 28, 2006


So last night my daughter and I went to the opening of SUPERMAN RETURNS. Yes, we were wearing matching pink tee-shirts with the massive Superman S in pink sequins across our bosoms. Uh, no. We weren't the only ones "dressed up." Please. It was opening night. We saw capes. (hee hee) Actually, we loved the dorky audience who cheered and cried and generally made merry.

Okay - let me just be very clear. THE NEW SUPERMAN IS FABULOUS!! The guy is hawt hawt hawt. Yes, he did remind me freakishly of Chris Reeve, but it felt like a good thing. A tribute. Yet scrumptious Brandon Routh gave us just enough of his own Superman to have his role be unique. Man, talk about an angsty hero. (romantic sigh) The only thing that can knock the shit outta him worse than Kryptonite (sp??) is Lois Lane. The sexual tension between them was lovely, though I would have liked to have had this played up more. Clearly they need a good romance author on staff...(HELL YES I VOLUNTEER!) Anyway, it's set up for a sequel. I'll be there on opening night again. Promise.

Oh, the violence level might be too much for kids under 10 or so. I'd leave the kiddies at home.

Let me know what y'all think after you see it!


*Dani* said...

I think we're going to go see it sometime this weekend..I can't wait. How was Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor?

PC Cast said...

Kevin Spacey was an excellent Lex. Evil and horrid with a delightfully campy flair.

I'm telling you - the movie is simply DAMN GOOD.

Janitha said...

My mom and I just came from watching it this afternoon. You're right, PC. There were some wonderfully Reeve-esque scenes/profiles in the movie. I felt so happy knowing that Superman was still "alive" onscreen. And I'm so glad that it wasn't yet another remake. (I'd been afraid that I'd have to be angry at Warner Bros. for trying to replace or redo something that didn't need it at all.)

I fell in love with him again! I'm really looking forward to seeing a sequel.

PC Cast said...

Yeah, I've read some reviews that slammed the director for not being original enough. Please. Do they not understand a respectful nod to The Superman, Chris Reeve? Fans clearly do. But, as usual, critics often get those things wrong.

Unknown said...

I haven't seen the movie but I imagine that they had to cover some ground in this film that all the Superman films have to cover. You know, how Superman came to be living on Earth. Anyway, it's always the sequels that are far more original anyways so I think it's unfair to slam the director. He really doesn't have much of a choice in superhero movies about the first film. It mostly has to follow an established line in order to introduce the story.