April 24, 2008

...Superman Returns (2006)

Superman Returns is none-too intelligently plotted and excruciatingly long; in fact, Superman returns so many times that it seems like he never leaves. Brandon Routh as Superman is a clone of Christopher Reeve, and Kate Bosworth is miscast (and seems hopelessly lost) as Lois Lane; if only Parker Posey, who plays Kevin Spacey's villanous sidekick, had been hired for that role! That said, I must admit, there were times towards the end when the bombasticisms of the soaring Superman theme and the simplicity of the plot came together allowing me one or two teary-eyed moments - but it was a hell of a time getting there.

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