Movie Review: Superman Returns

My Rating: 3Stars

This afternoon I went to see the movie “Superman Returns” at GH Grand Ocean Theatre, Tsim Sha Tsui.

I don’t recall the last Superman movie with Christopher Reeves, but apparently Superman had left Earth for 5 years and now he has returned.

Unfortunately, I feel this movie has fallen victim to the traditional sequel blues. What I mean is that, typical sequels are never as good as the first one. Only the rare occasions has this rule been presently broken. For example, Indiana Jones series, Jack Ryan series, Star Wars (episodes IV, V and VI).

I do admit that the special effects in this version of Superman is very good. But compared to the technology back when the last few Superman movies were made, digital special effects have advanced substantially.

The plot is truly in the spirit of traditional DC Comic Superman. So I guess for the die hard Superman fan this is a good thing.

For those of you who are old enough to remember the Super Hero cartoons; I am not sure if they are still aired anywhere on Sunday mornings. I wish they would make a movie of the Super Heros: Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Batman & Robin, and who else? I can’t remember the complete list of Super Heros.

Rating Legend:
5Stars Not to be missed
4Stars Wait for the DVD
3Stars Buy from iTunes Store
2Stars Rent it if you can
1Star Waste your time elsewhere

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