Brandon Routh VS Tom Welling

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Brandon Routh VS Tom Welling

  1. Tom Welling

  2. Brandon Routh

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  1. Kane Guest

    This is in response to reactions to Brandon's performance; I wasnt around years ago to hear any reactions to Tom so I'm curious now, who gave a better performance and why? Who is the definative Superman for this generation overall?

    Tom Welling

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    Brandon Routh

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  2. Mr. Socko Registered

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    Neither are the definite versions of a perfect Superman.

    And Welling really isn't Superman.................
     
  3. tzarinna Mamochka

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    Why must you make me choose.


    Brandon captured Reeve in that was very scarey and admirable, total fox.


    and Mr. Socko has a point (party pooper :mad:)

    Welling is not fully Superman :( so I guess that makes it easy ah



    Brandon it is
     
  4. Kane Guest

    Neither was Chris Reeve, since he was only a man... but he did represent the character for a whole generation.

    Now a new generation looks upon the latest incarnation.....for another man to represent Superman for them.
     
  5. Kane Guest


    Its more than just that.

    Its really about who is capable of more. Who had a stronger performance, stronger acting ability.....who really embodies the character etc.
     
  6. Mr. Socko Registered

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    Ok ok, I think Welling has better acting abilities and I believe he would have done great as Superman
     
  7. It has to be Brandon Routh. First of all, he's a great actor. Secondly, he "fits" the roll better. And finally, he can act. Welling can't act worth a crap.
     
  8. SFII Registered

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    oh god, Tom Welling would look so gay flying around in a Superman outfit.
    he's fine as a young Clark Kent. but he doesn't have that strength/confidence about him that Christopher Reeve/Brandon Routh have, as Superman.

    and btw, why doesn't Clark Kent in Smallville wear glasses??
     
  9. Kane Guest

    Why would he need to? He doesnt do the disguise thing.

    Actually the Smallville writers have stated (in the interview for the Chris Reeve episode) that in their version, Clark will be the real person and Superman will be the disguise..which is a contrast to Reeve.

    The young Clark in SR wore glasses because of a deleted scene where Martha gives them to him (when his powers were developing)....it was in the Showest trailer.
     
  10. Superman4ever Registered

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    This is a silly ass question, it's like asking 'what's better women or cow ****?'
     
  11. Lunar_Wolf WTF face

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    Tom Welling=Better Clark Kent
    Brandon Routh=Best actor to play Superman

    Tom is amazing playing Clark, he will always be rememered in that role. When I think Clark I think Tom. Welling is a great actor and has proved it many times with he's performances on the show. As far as Welling in the movie world he just hasn't had he's break yet. He will find the perfect role. Not he's fault The Fog and Crapper by the Dozen were badly written.
     
  12. Junfan Registered

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    Agreed.

    Though it's hard to compare the two, because Routh really didn't play "Clark", except for that one scene on the farm, he only played the moron Clark at the planet.
     
  13. NHawk19 insert witty comment

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    I went with Welling. Routh really didnt even say much in the movie, which really made it tough to evalute him.
     
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    What would Tom Welling look like in the Superman suit??
     
  15. Milkman95 Movie Extra & Actor

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    Brandon, especially after seeing SR. His presence alone was great as Supes - having tons of dialogue didn't matter for me.
     
  16. Jlandsw Bonesaw is ready!

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    Welling has the stronger performance and acting ability!!!:supes: :up:
     
  17. Thot Registered

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    Tom Welling suffices as a young Clark for an o.k. TV series, but wouldn't fit in the Super-suit at all. He's way to much of a pretty boy. Doesn't have the manly, chiseled looks necessary, ala Reeve and Routh. Even Routh is borderline in some shots, possibly due to his boyish looks.
     
  18. O'Haire Awesome

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    Routh by miles. I'm also a Welling fan. But it's not hard to tell who has the talent of the two when it comes to acting.:o
     
  19. \S/JcDc\S/ Registered

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    It was clear to me that Routh has the natural acting talent that Welling does not. His presence was also great. Routh all the way :up:
     
  20. The Incredible Hulk Bad Hombre

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    too bad acting involves talking and emoting or Routh wouldve really been on to something. Routh's SR performance was akin to Welling in Smallville's 1st season. They minimized his exposure and relied more on the other actors to support him. Thats OK to learn on a WB TV series but bad for a $200+ million motion picture.

    Thankfully Tom's gotten much better and can actually convey emotion in non-verbal ways now, something I saw very little of out of Routh. Most of the time he had a blank look on his face, and his lines were delivered all the same way whether he was Superman or Clark. He had "Dean Cain syndrome." His performance as Superman reminded me just how great Reeve was because he had all the nuance and detail you could ever want. Based on reading the novel, you can tell a lot of the scenes that really had to focus on Brandon like the return to Krypton and the Smallville scenes, seemed REALLY cut down in the film, whihc really tells me something.
     
  21. trustyside-kick The Marine Marvel

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    It would be easier to vote if we saw Tom Welling in Smallville actually be Superman and stuff. :(
     
  22. NHawk19 insert witty comment

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    Best I can do is a manip

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    The SV forum has more of these if you want to see . . . .
     
  23. trustyside-kick The Marine Marvel

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    That is an awesome manip! But what I meant was if in the show we saw him finally become Superman. At the moment he is basically just 'Superboy' in the show Smallville.

    Judging from that manip though, he definetly looks better than Routh in the suit.
     
  24. That-Guy Registered

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    He looks better than Routh in that suit because the suit itself is better (IMO). But looking at the face (despite the fact that he's actually older than Routh) his features are just too young-looking. Even in that picture he still looks more like Superboy than Superman. Routh, though he looks like a young Superman, still looks like an adult.
     
  25. Hollywoodland Registered

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    A manip is a manip. Its just an illustration. It isnt fair grounds to judge on since someone could easily draw one of Brandon.

    I do think Welling looks alot older than Brandon but judging by performances, I'll have to go with Brandon. He was really great.

    I dont think its fair to compare them though since theyre playing totally different characters. Welling plays the teenage version of the character while Brandon plays Superman/Metropolis Clark Kent
     

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