Jen and I went to see Superman Returns tonight with some folks from my work. I guess the Alameda County Sheriff were there to show off some of their stuff, but it was kinda weird seeing firetrucks and the Bomb Squad folks there… I’m glad we showed up 30 minutes early as the line to get into the theatre was already VERY long. By the time we got seats, the place was already 75% full.
Trailers were OK, the Spider-Man 3 trailer was the best of the bunch, but I’d already seen it online. Still, there’s something to be said about seeing it on the big screen, I’m getting excited to see it and it doesn’t even come out until next year. *sigh*
When the movie started with the original John Williams-scored theme, I got goosebumps. When the opening credits started rolling and looking exactly the same as they did almost 30 years ago, I got excited.
In short: They Got It Right.
It’s not as good, in my humble opinion, as Batman Begins, but that could just be because I’ve always been more a fan of Batman than Superman. I also think they sort of painted themselves into a bit of a corner at the end of the movie, but I’m not going to spoil anything for those of you who haven’t seen it yet…
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