Originally Posted by Kahran Ramsus
Superman Returns. A good portion of the options were either no surprise that they sucked (ex. X3: The Last Stand, Batman and Robin) or didn't suck at all (ex. Captain America: The First Avenger, The Dark Knight Rises). This film was the first Superman film of the post-CG era, was directed by the very capable Brian Singer who happened to be a big fan of the character, had a good Superman, had a great Lex Luthor, brought back John Williams, had fantastic trailers, and looked to be a return to sensibility after the demise of the previous disastrous attempt to make this film.
Everything was in place for this to be a great Superman film, and it just wasn't. For what its worth, I thought the first half up until the plane sequence ends WAS good. But it goes off the rails after that.
And I feel the biggest crime that movie committed, was doing almost NOTHING new. At the end of the day they gave us a ****tier version of the first movie with better effects. The only new additions, like his kid, or his trip to Krypton, were of little note. Green Lantern, Hulk and Spider-man 3 were disappointments as well, but at least they were trying new things.