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Old 06-08-2011, 05:12 AM   #108
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Default Re: Bryan Singer: Why 'Superman Returns' Didn't Work

Originally Posted by Zack Snyder View Post
That may be a perfect post Even Spacey is not at fault, they wrote him as the Hackman sequel. He didn't choose the way they wanted him to play the character.
It's really hard when you start debating whose at fault, the actor or director. In theory, because the director has chosen you and is literally telling you how to stand, what to do with your hands, how angry or cool to be... It's always their fault.

But I don't think it's fair to blame Bosworth for a bad Lois but not blame Spacey for a bad Lex.

It was ALL about the way they were written in the script. I think a Lois with witty dialogue, less 'mood' shots and more banter with CK would have been a lot better assesment of Bosworth's acting. I think she probably would have done a lot better.

Just accept that this is the direction they have taken.
Then, you can either decide this version isn't for you and stop watching. OR you can decide to enjoy it for what it is - an elseworlds tale.

'In Elseworlds, super-heroes are taken from their usual settings and put into strange times and places - some that have existed, and others that can't, couldn't or shouldn't exist. The result is stories that make characters who are as familiar as yesterday seem as fresh as tomorrow.'
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