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Pretty Fly for a Super Guy

30 Jun

If you’re looking for good old fashioned summer movie entertainment on a grand scale, look no further than Superman Returns.

The film is basically an homage to the spectacles of days past, and specifically to the Superman movie of 1978. From the opening chords of John Williams’ theme music, to the replica of the credit style, to the clips of Marlon Brando’s performance, and even including the final shot of the movie, Superman Returns is a film that treats its source material as if it was a holy text.

In fact, director Bryan Singer has crafted a movie where Superman isn’t just a hero — he’s practically a god. Continue reading