Originally Posted by Super Kal
thats just it, though... Singer's Superman wasnt the 80's Superman... he was a brooding emo, a peeping tom, and a depressed angst-ridden individual. the only time we have ever seen Superman as a beacon of hope for Metropolis in a successful movie was in Superman The Movie
Singer's Superman was basically a love note to Donnor's interpretation. It carried an 80s vibe mixed with modern context, and it didn't float, in my opinion. The imagery didn't help either.