Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Supes

There's just no getting around it: the original Superman is just not that great a movie. Great score, great lead, great stuff in Smallville, but the rest is just goofy as hell. And I hate Margot Kidder as Lois Lane more than I can possibly say. But Superman II has 110% more TERENCE STAMP as well as 110% more car-throwing, so next Monday's screening should be a good time. Haven't seen these movies in forever.

In related news, Superman Returns got a pretty scathing review over at Newsarama, but then again they gave a glowing review to X3 so I'm taking the whole thing as good news.

7 Comments:

Anonymous prhead said...

Once they get to present-day (1978) Metropolis, it's like a different movie. Slapstick comedy, New York attitude, flat 70s/80s look to it all. It's almost like "Splash" or something.

3:31 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

In the commentary on the Superman: The Movie DVD (which is an awesome track, btw) Donner and Tom Mankeweitz say that Supe I is three movies. One on Krypton, one in Sville, and one in Metropolis. The Krypton act is indeed quite long on the latest DVD re-edit. You don't even see Superman himself until about 80 minutes in.

3:37 PM  
Blogger jenni_powell said...

Two words: Glow Boobs

6:07 PM  
Blogger Alan said...

Word is that the reviews for Returns are really really positive. That's good!

8:31 PM  
Blogger Trumbot said...

However, the Frogurt is cursed. That's bad!

12:37 AM  
Anonymous prhead said...

"In the commentary on the Superman: The Movie DVD (which is an awesome track, btw) Donner and Tom Mankeweitz say that Supe I is three movies."

Oh yeah! I think I heard that somewhere else as well.

Interestingly, "Santa Claus: The Movie", also produced by the Salkinds, follows much the same pattern.

"For no greater reason than this, their capacity for being nice as opposed to naughty, I have sent them you: my only fat sleigh-jockey."

10:38 AM  
Blogger Alan said...

But, Trumbo, you get your choice of topping! That's good!

5:29 PM  

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