Everything tagged with “Superman Returns”

  1. Superman Returns

    It’s the best Superman film since Superman (1978) but that’s not saying much. Those parts impersonating previous films are done superbly; the newer additions work less well. A noble failure, and I still wish we’d seen Routh in a few sequels

  2. Reboots and remakes

    I'm not sure where the habit for using the word 'reboot' came from but when people use it when they mean 'remake', I start getting angry in the same way I get angry when people spell it 'loose' when they mean 'lose'.

  3. Superman Returns

    Thank you, Bryan Singer. Thank you, because I was beginning to think that disliking all these big-budget blockbusters was actually my problem, that I'd become so intolerant of mediocrity and so quick to dismiss and reject that all my inner rage about these terrible films I put myself through had twisted around in on itself and I'd basically disappeared up my own arse.

  4. The Shape of Things to Come, IV

    It really feels as if there hasn't been anything on at the cinema lately. In fact, I realise now that I've been just twice this year and the year is halfway gone already, so somebody, somewhere along the line, is slacking.

  5. The Shape of Things to Come, III

    Of those mentioned six months ago; I didn't watch Fantastic Four or The Dukes of Hazzard as they looked awful, I saw Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire and King Kong and thought they were so-so and I saw The Island, Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Serenity and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and liked them all. A Scanner Darkly seems to have slipped into a Summer 2006 release so hopefully I'll get to see that in a few months.