Originally Posted by BlueLightning
While I liked Superman Returns, I don't think that it was a movie that we really needed. The film is a love letter to the Donner films, which I think was a mistake. The best part of the whole film was, for me, the part where Lex stabs Superman with the Kryptonite dagger
Also when he compares Superman to a egoistical selfish good was great.
It definitely was a mistake but to be honest they'd tried and failed so many times to get a Superman film off the ground this seemed the best idea at the time. It's easy to say in hindsight it was a mistake but at the time a lot of people thought it was a good idea. I do wonder had the execution been better if most people would still have thought it was a mistake but I think it definitely should have been rebooted. Hopefully Man of Steel is the reboot we were hoping for then I'd feel we are quite lucky to have two modern Superman movies.