I zipped out to catch the opening of this film tonight and I’m glad that I did because now I don’t have to ignore any of the press about the movie. Unfortunately, I don’t expect there to be a lot of press for this film because it really wasn’t all that good. Or bad. Well no, it wasn’t bad at all. In fact, it was rather well made and lovingly handled- it just wasn’t great; it didn’t have a lot of topography.
In the film’s defense, while the highs and the lows of the overt action plot were never pronounced, on a character level there was a great range of story being revealed through clever dialogue – sly references to the character’s history. Kevin Spacey makes for a great Lex Luthor and the special effects were understandably top shelf. Other than that, it came across as a pretty workmanlike effort and I never felt like there was any real peril for the man of steel.
But the audience didn’t care about my complaints.
They (we) clapped for Superman, every one of us wishing he were real.