Superman Returns, and with much of the same explosiveness as the original with updated, edge-of-your-seat effects. Brandon Routh quickly and aptly fills the boots of the man of steel in his return to an Earth that has moved on, or as I would put it, gotten by to the ends of the realities in our own world.
We find another familiar charachter perfectly preformed, with the proper addition of a little sadism, by none other than Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor. It was interesting to see the former Usual Suspects' baddie showing us his brand of the greatest villian in comic history.
For lovers of the original, Superman Returns promises to be an action packed, emotional, surprise-filled ride that does justice to what I will call, for the time being, the Superman trilogy.
This movie made me remember what it meant to be a kid and humanity's capacity for good. We can be a great people, we wish to be, could this be the light we lack to show the way? Take a look around and tell me we don't need a savior.
In the most bold statement I have ever made, I believe Chistopher Reeve would be proud.
More to come...