Superman Returns not so good?
There have been early industry screenings of Superman Returns already, and the news is not so good. Let's bear in mind that these people are probably not the atypical superhero fans, but this is still concerning none the less. Have we perhaps just seen all this before?
From Jo Blo comes the worrying news:
...SUPERMAN RETURNS was screened to a bunch of 'industry folk' in L.A. last night and from what I've heard from most of my contacts who saw the flick so far...it's "...good, but not great." Several people talked about how Lex Luthor's character simply didn't work in the film, especially his "big plan" (lame, apparently), but that Brandon Routh and Kate Bosworth were great and that the directing was well done. "Singer's an amazing film-maker. But I think his take is a little too out of touch for today's audiences (especially the young/urban crowd). Ultimately it's too much of a chick flick with not enough action and a weak villain."
Wow, those are very strong words, it's by no means slating it though and they are saying it's a good film, but just not blockbuster enough, and it all seems down to a poor script rather than actors or director.
As JoBlo himself says though, is it going to stop people going? I think it won't even stop one person going, it might even make more go to see it! Would it stop you?