Originally Posted by charl_huntress
For me Routh was a wooden lil' prick, who couldn't drum any charisma. The only likability he has was in attempting to act like C. Reeve.
I just hope Cavill is abe to put his stamp on the role and bring Supes to a new generation. That's all I really want.
The problem with Routh was that he embodied Superman more off the screen than on. In interviews and through public work he was everything a Superman actor should be. On screen, well, he was working with a script that wasn't as good as it should have been while simultaneously being slightly pigeonholed with his performance.