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Old 04-24-2011, 07:04 PM   #67
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Default Re: Bryan Singer: Why 'Superman Returns' Didn't Work

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I'm not TELLING you anything. I (as you can tell by my repeated use of IMO) am just giving my opinion.
Same way, Singer is not telling anything but his opinion.

Now, if you tell me he's blaming the audience at least tell me how. Because he keeps saying that it was the movie that wasn't aimed to the right audience and that he would make it different if he were to make another one, not that the audience was uanble to 'get it' or anything of the like.

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The way that the interview reads, to me, does not sound like he is owning up to the flaws of the movie.
The flaws he sees in the movie or the flaws you see? Should we blame the guy for not having the same opinion about the movie that you have?

Nolan liked the movie and also did Raimi, what can I tell you? Different people, different opinions.

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It sounds like a man who is reluctant to admit there is anything wrong with his movie, and that it failed due to reasons outside of the movie itself.

Other than admitting that he made the movie HE wanted, he doesn't admit any of it's flaws.
First thing he says: "I think that Superman Returns was a bit nostalgic and romantic." Is that blaming the audience or the movie?

Second thing: "and I don't think that was what people were expecting, especially in the summer." Is that blaming the audience? He knows what people wants to see but he was thinking of something else. Is that blaming the audience?

Now, what seems to be unforgivable for you is that he's not saying the things you want to hear about the movie. Just his opinion. Hopeful, as you are well-educated on what opinions are, you'll understand.

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I personally found the tone of the interview a bit arrogant.
As I read, he admits he didn't think of the audience and that sounds like his fault. He says that he would do a different thing if he made another one - reboot, wall-to-wall action movie - which sounds different from "Meh, I'd make a sequel of course since the movie was perfect."

I can respect your opinion, but what Singer says tells me a different thing than arrogance.

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I've seen an interview with J.J Abrams where he gets asked about his Superman script and makes a joke at his own expense. He understands that he really missed the mark with that. I just wish that Singer would have that sense of humility and be able to look back and go 'yeah, maybe the super kid was a bad move'.
Yeah, well, Abrams' script was a different thing. When you make Luthor a Kryptonian and Krypton a planet that never exploded, that's a different story. But if Abrams said that the movie needed to be done first to see the possibilities of his script, who's to say it couldn't have?

In Singer's case, why admitting the kid was a bad move if he doesn't think so? And sincerely neither do I. SR needed more action, yes. But not everybody will think the same things as you, and not doing it is not being arrogant. Now, expecting other people to do it or you'll label them as arrogant on the other hand...



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As if the only problem of the movie is to tight the first act. LOL What does he have to say about Luthor's ridiculous scheme?
Nothing. Old-school supervilliains tend to take over the world. Like Zod and co. tried to do.

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Singer's is clearly arrogant in that interveiw, doesnt know the flaws of the movie and is clueless about Superman. Big Surprise.
No, he just has a different opinion than you.

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This is the same guy that wasted 300 million to make SR. May he never be close to a Superman movie again. Im sure he won't. The only good thing he did for Superman was that Up in the Sky documentary.
Well, next Superman movie's director has a couple of underdeveloping films and one fresh mega-bomb. Let's just hope and pray.


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