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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.

I think back to my father. As a farmer, he had a natural understanding for the Earth. I remember him telling me this world is capable of providing for all its creatures. Even now, with so many more people, there exists enough food for everyone.

"The problem," Pa used to say, "is people. As far back as we go, we've always had problems with sharing. Seems everyone's too busy holding on to what they've got to care how their neighbors are doing."

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