Becky and I went to see Superman Returns the other night at the Colorado Cimemas in Castle Rock. The Fandango website at Superman Returns describes the movie as follows:
While an old enemy plots to destroy him once and for all, the Man of Steel returns after a long absence to a much-changed world. Lois Lane has moved on with her life, and society has learned to survive without him. Superman must find a way to reconnect with her and find his place in a world that may no longer need him.
As a Superman and comic book character fan I was looking forward to seeing this new installment of the “Man of Steel”. Becky was less interested in seeing it than I was, but she went with me, and we took a bus load of teenagers along with the youth Pastor for The Rock.org to see a late show.
Superman is a kid’s comic book character, but in this installment it’s a long, drawn out drama that is definitely not a kid’s film. Our younger kids would have been bored out of their heads. Most of the teenagers who went with us were bored for 2 1/2 hours. Becky was bored and I was even pretty bored watching this romantic love story between Lois Lane and Superman unfold.
The crazy thing about it was that Superman and Lois couldn’t even have a boy chases girl relationship and stay true to the comic book because Lois had a boyfriend, or a husband, and a child. Of course, she is still in love with Superman and he helps her quit smoking. We find out later that there is a major twist in the plot with her son and her, but it’s a pretty goofy story overall.
Lex Luther played by Kevin Spacey was aweseome as his character to take over the world and to destroy his enemy. Lois Lane is beautiful Kate Bosworth and Brandon Routh looks amazingly like Superman and Christopher Reeves.
As big of a disappointment as the story is the special effects are first class and it’s still going to be a Summer blockbuster that you will probably want to go see. You might want to think twice about taking your kids, unless you want them to become a bigger fan of Spiderman and X-Men. Becky thought it was definitely a Rental and I would have to agree, unless you’re a Superman fan, in which case it was still Worth The Trip.
John – *** Worth The Trip
Becky – ** Rental
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