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More of a remake than a new film...,
This review is from: Superman Returns - Single Disc [DVD]  (DVD)
Not so much of a review as more of an opinion. Like others who've not rated this movie very highly, I too wanted to enjoy it but inevitably found myself clock watching. Being able to remember the 1978 `Superman' when it first came out, this seems more of a high budget, special effects loaded remake for the latest generations than a new movie adding something new or different to the Superman story. I found the pace excruciatingly slow - the film seemed to go on forever - and the characters so shallowly drawn that I felt little empathy for any of them. Having read other reviews, I also seem to be the only one that found Kevin Spacey's Lex Luthor uninteresting and he's had far better roles than this one. Every Superman cliché is thrown into the mix including the obligatory man of steel's `death' scene, which just seems pretty pointless to me since we know he cannot possibly die!
Overall, those who've seen the original movies maybe shouldn't hurry to see this since it adds nothing new. However, those who haven't - meaning younger viewers - will undoubtedly enjoy it but don't be too surprised if they start to get distracted towards the end due to the long running time and lack of pace.