Re: What's So Bad About Superman Returns?
Take all the "Donner" signifiers and put them in another film with a better story and all this talk of the Donner influence being what made SR a dud would be put to bed. It is not the use of certain (iconic) signifiers or superficial similarities (Luthor's land grab ect.) that make it such a lifeless film. It's all the stuff that Donner got right that Singer got wrong that makes SR bad. From casting to plot and dialog to pacing to just plain understanding what would be pleasing to the audience Singer strikes out again and again through SR's runtime. To my mind a waste of Routh and Spacey and most of the cast sans Bosworth, who was a huge part of the problem.
My father. 1946-2014
He truly proved that every person has the potential to be a force for good in this life. So anyone that reads this, do me a favor... Call your parents.