Every time I watchSuperman Returns, I can only think of how disappointing it is. There are folks out there that try to convince me to like it, but I liked it the first time I watched. After several viewings since I own it on DVD, I just don’t get why Bryan Singer, guy in charge of the first X-men movies, would ever cross-over to DC Comics and ruin THE superhero’s reputation except for the desire to sabotage a rival. Never get a Marvel Zombie boy to do a DC Comics’ woman/man’s job.
First of all, what makes Superman superman is his alien identity as Kal-el, he’s the Last Son of a DEAD planet. Destroyed. The idea earthly astrologists would find remains? UMMMMMMMM NOOOOOOOOOOO! Stupid. Lex Luthor (as portrayed by Kevin Spacey) just is not a bright guy in this film. I was watching this movie today, and the one word I had for this LL: PETTY. Yeah, he’s supposed to be giving homage to Gene Hackman’s version from the first two Superman movies, but ugh, I just don’t think it was well executed. Never have, never will I guess. Poor timing.
Brandon Routh was OKAY as Clark Kent/Superman for being a character that wasn’t well written. And let’s not get into the lack of originality from Singer and company. I will stick with my opinion that the Smallville Series finale made for a much better movie than this flick.