Originally Posted by MrsKent26
MOS wasn't a failure in any capacity. People who want to think that can do so if it makes them feel better. But the correct term for its critical reception and its reception with viewers is "mixed." And financially, it did quite well. DVD sales were also good.
From one Superman fan to another, you can't possibly believe that. And you know it.
This movie was NOT received by the public the way we all wanted it to be. This was supposed to be our Dark Knight. This was supposed to be the movie that propelled Superman back to the top of public consciousness. All signs pointed to this movie being an event film and revitalization of the Superman character. An instant classic.