So, Superman Returns... yeah...
I've got far too many criticisms than I can synthesize into a cogent whole, so I'll just try and stream them.
Superman is not Batman. Everything about this film was way too dark.
Posey < Perrine
Spacey << Hackman
Bosworth <<< Kidder - whoever cast this movie should be shot.
Superman is an angst ridden loser. All he cares about is getting Lois back, and acts annoyed more than anything when he has to save someone else. Fuck that shit.
Truth, justice, and the American way? Non-existent. Instead we get truth, and justice. Not even fucking kidding.
Joy? Non-existent. Instead we get fornication, female battering, and bastard children. Welcome to the 21st century, Supes!
The citizens of Metropolis seem to suffer from some sort of mass anti-pathos. In every scene involving a crowd watching Supes save the day, they somehow managed to look like they cared even less than I did - no small feat.
Metropolis looks like a dingy shithole. Has anyone on the production crew ever even read the comics?
Can we please move on from the Lex Luthor does real estate bit? Hackman could totally pull it off, tongue in cheek, in Superman: The Movie. Spacey trying it here, in earnest? Not so much.
Yes, the world is ready to see Doomsday now.
The script was shit. The ending was ass. They've really painted themselves into a corner for any type of sequel.
Were it not for the countless Donner throwback references (many of them verbatim, shot for shot scene recreations), I would've hated this movie.
As it is, I only really dislike it. It was a Superman movie completely devoid of the Superman spirit.