Re: What's So Bad About Superman Returns?
Yeah I liked it, and by the third viewing I could not understand the dislike. But it removed too much set up in order to push that "heart" to the forefront. The deleted scenes and the script show us that their was more setup which would have helped us connect better.
The theatrical cut relied on us being already familiar with the characters, but the time it took to make this film and the new actors required meant that we should have been re-introduced to these characters in a more conventional origin way, even if it was a requel.