Re: Superman the Movie = STILL the greatest superhero movie
While great for its time, it is simply too dated and quaint for it to stand up to the quality of acting and writing of today's best comic book films. Also, as mentioned above, the campiness really hurts the tone of the film that was serious and weighty until he left the fortress.
Alan Moore on comics:
They've lost a lot of their original innocence, and they can't get that back. And, they're stuck, it seems, in this kind of depressive ghetto of grimness and psychosis. I'm not too proud of being the author of that regrettable trend.