Re: Bryan Singer: Why 'Superman Returns' Didn't Work
Personally I thought the Jesus analogies were good and fun to point out. I dont think that was the problem with the movie at all.
The movie was just too cute romantic in a richard donner kind of way. People wanted a more focused and powerful superman. A movie where superman was more physical, tougher if you will. Other than the plane scene which was kind of cool the movie absolutely missed out on that. The fact that he made luthor so close to gene hackmans funny man, and the inclusion of supermans son was just too much to bear.
Superman returns was not a horrible movie, but was too close to the donner movies for people to identify with what they were expecting from superman today.