Superman Returns slips in reviews
The amazing strong review record of Superman Returns has begun to slip.
Over at Rotten Tomatoes the reviews have fallen from a superb 100% to an extremely good 88%. Nothing to worry about, but when you read some of the critics snips you do feel a bit more of a drop.
"Bravura technology and dazzling effects can't overcome the film's shortcomings: Standard plot, poorly conceived villain flatly played by Kevin Spacey, and similarly wooden performance from newcomer Brandon Routh (who lacks humor) in all of his roles." - Emanuel Levy
"It's terribly cast, poorly conceived, extremely light on action, features a romance that is not remotely romantic, doesn't feature a single memorable, "gosh, that was great" repeat-to-your-friends moment in a positive way..." - David Poland, Movie City News
There are other reviews there that are, of course, pounding it high. There are also a couple of warm reviews, and these two poor ones. I wonder if this is a film you're either going to love or hate? Perhaps some people are just against Superman returning, or maybe it is really bad and critics are gushing? Us mere mortals will have to wait for Superman to come to us...