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Old 04-24-2011, 12:39 PM   #61
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Default Re: Bryan Singer: Why 'Superman Returns' Didn't Work

Originally Posted by El Payaso View Post
Where exactly does Singer blame the audience? That's simply not true.

Originally Posted by DIRECTOR View Post

'I think that Superman Returns was a bit nostalgic and romantic, and I don't think that was what people were expecting, especially in the summer'

'Singer said he tried to insert a religious analogy his storytelling, which was probably too "heavy" for a summer movie.'

'I've always found the myth of Christ compelling and moving. So I hoped to do my own take, which is heavy s--- for a summer movie."
As you can clearly see, continually blaming the lack of success on the film being 'too heavy' for an audience expecting a blockbuster summer movie.

My interpretation of 'too heavy' = too intelligent, too deep, too thought provoking...

But it's NOT thought provoking IMO.

'Why do I find all of this so horrible to explore?
Sure, they are interesting questions that I don't mind seeing in an elseworlds GN. But as a theme for the film that is kicking off the tone of the whole JL, and in a film that is presenting Superman to the general audience in a way that current generations will remember him?
I just don't like it. It's dark, it's depressing and it's not how I like the tone of Superman films to be.'
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