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Old 06-15-2013, 01:40 AM   #51
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What ever one can say about SR, Routh always comes across as a good guy. Sure, he could be a big Hollywood phoney, but if he is, he is hiding it well. I liked him as Supes. I wish him success in future enterprises.

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Old 04-30-2016, 06:40 AM   #52
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Superman Returns: Bryan Singer and Brandon Routh look back 10 years later

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Old 05-01-2016, 01:34 PM   #53
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I can never understand why Star Wars gets a pass for the same thing Superman Returns did. Which is still a great movie that holds up.

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Superman Returns Honest Trailer Reminds Us How Boring That Movie Really Is

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Old 05-16-2016, 08:31 AM   #55
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I can never understand why Star Wars gets a pass for the same thing Superman Returns did. Which is still a great movie that holds up.
I think the main reason is that Singer took some elements from Donner, he needed to follow it more, Singer mixed aspects of Donner's Superman and some of his own take into it.

For example a bright color palette and more faithful suit (with modern materials) and a more upbeat, heroic Superman would have been easily received.

Adapting half heartedly was the problem, either you go all the way or do a complete new origin with a new take on the character, the "vague sequel" with same but different take resulted in luke-warm response.

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Old 05-31-2016, 03:50 AM   #56
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I just watched this for the first time since seeing it in theaters and I have a confession to make.

I like this movie.

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Old 05-31-2016, 10:45 PM   #57
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I do, too. Absolutely flawed, but I've always really liked it.

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Old 06-17-2016, 04:05 AM   #58
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It was not so good as I expected and could not find the originality in the superhero!!

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Old 06-21-2016, 02:10 AM   #59
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Superman Returns premiered in Los Angeles 10 years ago today.

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Old 06-23-2016, 07:59 AM   #60
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Superman Returns premiered in Los Angeles 10 years ago today.
Yeah, Still remember that day, can't believe that 10 years have passed.

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Old 06-26-2016, 09:23 PM   #61
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Old 07-21-2016, 06:09 AM   #62
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Superman Returns premiered in Los Angeles 10 years ago today.
Wow. Always thought that movie took an undeserved beating from a lot of people. It's a pretty entertaining film.

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Old 07-30-2016, 11:46 AM   #63
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Old 07-30-2016, 01:20 PM   #64
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i always liked Routh as Superman. Hated his suit to the gut. too spandex with a too tiny discoloured s on top, and those trunks just look weird, especially due to the s beltbuckle.

should've padded him a bit to get more profound muscle toning, and a whopping better suit.

then again, the story itself was really bad. I dont know why people liked the spacey as luthor btw, i like spacey but i think the luthor role was just bad and frankly too made. the kryptonite water thing wasnt too bad an idea imho, it lacked execution from a story point.

i also didnt dislike rouths acting, and there were some great scenes imho. the airplane scene, the rooftop gunshots to the chest and eye scene, the discovery of supes' son...

yet, the overall story and portrayal was weak, but it was from all aspects to be honest.

as mentioned before, it just looks more like too much of a try to re-do the original superman movie, and frankly trying way too hard and sticking way too much to the elements that worked for that movie - back then.

i know a lot disliked Man of Steel, me personally really liked it and to be honest, the story imho was one of the strongest ones. Had Routh been the one in the MoS movie, i think it would have been great too, again just emphasising on that it think Routh gets too much discredit for the SR movie.

Cavill offcourse has his beefed up bulk speaking for him , and i really like we have a powerfull supes finally, though i feel and it seems to me like superman in Man of Steel looked bigger and stronger than BvS version.

Superman with huge killer manbreasts 'borrowing' shirts from a clothing line is iconic in how strong of a supes we finally have. It does set the tone now for 'future' supes.

supergirl's superman looks like a wimp after having cavill as the new benchmark.

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Old 08-07-2016, 07:15 PM   #65
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I rewatched this after a couple of years and I like it more than ever before for some reason. I didn't have much of a problem with the overall story but this really should have been an original film than a vague yet obvious sequel to the originals!

I actually like some parts more than Man of Steel (my overall favorite superman film)and BvS but yeah the script needed some tweaking and a lot more action would have been nice like Superman fighting off robots or something.

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