Originally Posted by Szetsilya
Watching SR now, big shout out to those flying scenes which were truly amazing to me.
I hate to say this because the guy got royally screwed but Brandon Routh just doesn't have enough screen prescence and charisma to pull off Superman. Not only does he hardly talk but even when he does it's rather bland and you could find yourself zoning out rather than being unable to take your eyes off him. He was imitating Christopher but didn't capture his charisma and sense of fun.
I agree but its not entirely his fault. He didn't have a lot to work with and his best lines were already perfected by Reeve some 30 years earlier.
It would have been more interesting if he was able to do his own take on the character, but having a rather wooden version of Reeve's superman wasn't ideal, I'm not surprised the guy hasn't managed to get any decent film work since which is a shame.