Friday, June 30, 2006

Superman Returns (2006) - English Movie Review

I am not going to rank this movie, write the story or any of the conventional methods I have followed for other movies because this one is special - It is SUPERMAN!

The hero of all heroes, the man of steel, with a heart of gold, good looking and a great Krypton being, men want to be him and women would love to have him...In other words a fantasy icon of all realized through the media called cinema.

We went to the theater almost an hour before the show and we still got to sit at the second row only. It was sad but we were still excited that it was IMAX with 20 minutes of the movie in 3D! yay! And one thing is for sure that many of us will return to watch the movie in a decent seat next time. But inspite of the neck craning and moving head from corner to corner of the screen the movie was worth it. I still wonder if the 3D effects would have been better had we been slightly higher up.

It is kiddish, very similar to a Rajni or Vijaykanth movie...Hero protects all, is there at the nick of the moment, hears everyone's cry for help, loves his girlfriend immensely and better still CAN FLY...What more do you want other than to see a handsome hunk in blue and red fly over the skyline of Metropolis and into the universe...When he zooms close to you all you can think of is how handsome Brandon Routh really is...Clean shaven, blue eyes, perfect skin, tight clothes...Oops now I am making him sound gay (not that there is anything wrong with it) and that was not my intention...

The heroine, Lois Lane, of course was okay...But surely the two did have some good chemistry in the movie. I loved James Marsden in Notebook and only liked him better in this movie. In fact Kal Penn (Harold and Kumar go to White Castle) also makes appearance as one of Lux Luthor (Kevin Spacey's) sidekicks who has no dialogues...And need I say anything about Mr. Spacey's acting talents...

The movie is a fantastic watch...For a few moments it transports you to another world...And makes you really hope that there is Superman waiting outside the theater...It was very touching when a little kid sitting behind us screamed "Yay, Superman!" when he appeared on the screen...It made us realize that we were also clapping and cheering just like the kid but trying to act slightly matured!!! If this was a Desi theater then I would have made my friends whistle (because I don't know how to) and scream! I loved the movie...

Everyone did make comparisons of Brandon to Chris Reeve...It was omnipresent and to an extent spooky but only difference is that Brandon I assume has real muscles and no padding. But both of them aroused the same excitement among the viewers. Watch Superman and feel like a kid all over again!

3 comments:

Megha Bansal said...

Anu, I thought the movie was a kiddie movie at best, when i go for superman i think it will have action sequences and such, but this was more a romance than anything else.
lois lane's character was better done than superman i thought.
to me the best part in the movie was the "father-to-son-to-father" scene. it was touching and what superman stands for!
3-D effect cud've been more...i think it's an "OK" movie...

Anu Russell said...

that is true that it was very romantic but then this is more of a resurrection of THE MAN! so now that he is back, Lois is in place, with son and everything...Superman can refocus his energy in his following movies to action...

I am not sure if we did not enjoy the 3d because of our seating...It might have been better 10 rows behind...we do not know...but I expected more 3D effects than what we got!

The child in me loved the movie!

Soma said...

Yay superman! I am going to watch it tomorrow! but I dont rember the old one, do they have any connections, parallels?

soma