Superman is Here

christopher reeve supermanThe new Superman movie hits theatres today. It was scheduled for a June 30th release, but they bumped it up by 3 days. Seeing it tonight would be insane, so I’m going to see it during a Wednesday afternoon matinee. I’ll report back here immediately.

James loves the movie. Roger Ebert doesn’t. I didn’t read Ebert’s entire review, nor do I plan to glance at any other reviews, because I want to see the movie fresh — but comparing Superman Returns to the Christopher Reeve films, Ebert thinks the new film is boring and uninvolving. It must be an awfully dull movie if it’s less exciting than the other Superman movies.

This might be sacrilege to all the big Superman fans out there, but have you watched the original 1978 Superman recently, or its sequel? I enjoyed them when I was a kid, but they don’t hold up to adult scrunity. They are long, slow, and boring. Lois Lane isn’t sexy, Superman is a wuss, Lex Luthor is a joke, not at all menancing, and the films are extemely dated; they don’t hold up well at all. Go ahead and put in the old Superman DVD — and see if you can watch it all the way through without hitting the fast-forward button or taking extended breaks — and tell me if it’s really that great of a film.

I’m looking foward to the new movie. I don’t see how it could not be a better film.

Update (June 28/06): I saw the movie. Click the more link if you want to know what I thought of it.
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