Originally Posted by Szetsilya
I wonder if SR would have been better if Henry was in the role? I ask because you said a Reeve's type Superman movie can't work without Reeve himself. That makes a lot of sense, but also Brandon is not that good of an actor, he doesn't put much personality in his characters and Reeve put so much into his one Superman role in 78, not even counting the other movies.
I don't think Henry or Reeve or even an Oscar caliber performance could have saved SR. Would have still been complete boredom all the way through. I actually thought Routh did great with what he had. The script didn't really give him much to work with in terms of personality. I also didn't think Henry infused much personality into Superman either. In both cases, I think it was the script and direction and not the actors which were at fault.