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