COMMENTARYCAST: Superman Returns

Posted: June 30, 2016 in CommentaryCast
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lexThis week, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Superman Returns. In many ways, this movie is the complete antithesis of the current slate of DC’s films. It’s a quiet, somber story about a hero trying to find the MAN amid the SUPER. Director Bryan Singer famously stepped away from the X-Men franchise in order to direct it and his love for the character shines through. At the time of it’s release, it was a critical darling but a point of contention among fans. Some saw it as a suitable love-letter to the Richard Donner age of Superman past while many viewed it more as a boring slog without enough punching. Well, now we have a meat-headed, murderous Superman, so be careful what you wish for. While underperforming at the box office, a lot of that had to do with expectations derived from past, scrapped attempts at this iteration of Superman which cost the studio up to $200 Million. Both Brian and I (as well as Quentin Tarantino) agree that is probably the best take on Superman that modern audiences are likely going to see and a well-crafted, poignant, heart-felt film. Now enjoy listening to us curse through watching it.

SRSuperman Returns (2006 DVD)
-Recorded in March of 2016
-Ben Hubbard is the name of the guy who is “dating” Clark’s mom.
-FACT CHECK: Laurence Fishburne played Cowboy Curtis, on Pee-Wee’s Playhouse. Not Cowboy Carl.
-FACT CHECK: After reading a later draft of JJ Abram’s Superman: Flyby, it’s actually pretty solid. Sorry for the pre-judging.
-For more info on the Jedi Alliance Temple, visit their Facebook page!

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