Re: Bryan Singer: Why 'Superman Returns' Didn't Work
I think it is obviously going to be difficult for Singer to see what was wrong with his movie. He made it, and he made it how he wanted it, and so it appeals to him in every way.
However, what he's not doing at all, is acknowledging OUR opinions of what was wrong with the film and learning from it. He's basically very unapologetic about it.
He says nothing about the casting, nothing about the use of yet another 'land' scheme from Lex, nothing about the humungous plot hole of the 'superman's kid' story... or anything else that fans have actually pointed out as the flaws.
Instead he seems to be suggesting that SR bombed because audiences can't handle something that 'deep' from their hollywood summer blockbusters...
Arrogant or what?
And to keep harking on about how Superman is like Jesus and Moses and that's what the movie was about? And to suggest that he was trying to make a comic book movie that girls would line up to see? ... It's just really hard to read stuff like that and actually respect his opinion.
I think what SuperDaniel was saying, and I agree with, is that he obviously hasn't listened to what we think is wrong with the movie... like he's just ignorant to it, and has come up with his own justifications for why the movie failed (that put NONE of it down to any mistakes HE made).
Just accept that this is the direction they have taken.
Then, you can either decide this version isn't for you and stop watching. OR you can decide to enjoy it for what it is - an elseworlds tale.
'In Elseworlds, super-heroes are taken from their usual settings and put into strange times and places - some that have existed, and others that can't, couldn't or shouldn't exist. The result is stories that make characters who are as familiar as yesterday seem as fresh as tomorrow.'