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Old 09-01-2011, 05:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: What's So Bad About Superman Returns?

Interesting. But...

I actually like SR. I’ve defended it on its merits and I’ve debated folks who offer (what I consider to be) poorly thought-out or inconsistent criticism of the film. And that kind of exchange works fairly well on message boards, etc. with their natural give-and-take structure. But as a formal video presentation, it comes across a tad… self-conscious. Rather than praising the movie, the fellow spends most of his time criticizing the critics.

And not always well, at that. For instance, he addresses the charge that SR is boring. But then he spends 5 minutes explaining why its running time is justified. That’s fine. But it’s got nothing to do with being boring. A ten-minute short can be a snore; a four-hour epic can be riveting.

The video was nicely put together, though, and the fellow is a good presenter. It’d be nice to see him redo the thing with a more confident attitude – rather than a defensive one.

Last edited by Dr.; 09-01-2011 at 06:54 PM.
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