This is the first since the death of the old protagonist, Christopher Reeve. The Warner bet the young and unknown actor Brandon Routh to try to "raise the dust" left by unsuccessful Superman 3 and 4, in addition to close a long fast since the fourth film, released in 1987.The fourth film was a failure of critical and audience so huge that a lot of expectation has been created for this should be `` `` triumphant return of the man of steel. After all, Superman brand has proved profitable in other opportunities, with a multitude of designs, closed for TV series and licensed products.Again, it was a lot of foam to little substance. The film is nothing but a patchwork of some good aspects of boredom lost at sea nearly two hours of film.Few positive aspects worthy of note in the left, including the participation of Kevin Spacey, who won two well deserved Oscars for his roles in "The Usual Suspects" and "American Beauty", the skin's arch-rival Lex Luthor and more than half a dozen success of scenes copied from earlier versions. Still, it is worth noticing that the failure does Gene Hackman, Lex Luthor original. Luthor is a character to which the great Gene lent strength and outstanding features and which, not coincidentally, Spacey just imitating given the lack of space left to develop the character. The comic side, half sadistic, fumbling through the old Lex Luthor epoch characterized as evil and egocentric modern, who never tired of stressing "his brilliant mental capacity."However, the main highlight is the flash-back appearances in one of the greatest actors of all time, Marlon Brando, sadly now deceased, in the role of Jor-El, the father of Superman. This appearance of extra Brando was only possible with the use of much technology to mix images and sounds old to new lines. In fact, the special features, as used in the early scenes, is an attraction.Almost all the commonplaces of the Superman films of the other back with force and without shame in this new movie.
"Is it a bird? A plane? No. .. It's Superman! "Several scenes with the girl Lois Lane in distress and tantantancham amazing! Here comes the savior in the last minute! Entire characters modeled in all the smallest details, such as the nice / good-natured and clumsy reporter Jimmy / demanding boss at the Daily Planet where Clark Kent works, identity (alter-ego?) Superman as a common man. And the list goes on ...Because the world needs Superman? Not unheard of practically nothing left to be worthy of note. A significant exception is for the article entitled `` Why the world does not need Superman? `` Written by Lois Lane for the Daily Planet after the Superman disappeared from Earth for six years. Let It must overlook the Pulitzer Prize that the weak script attaches to this article. The fact is that the title question is a much more interesting than the less creative producers could imagine.The world (capitalist) needs, and much, not only of a Superman, but also many Batmans, X-Men and all the heroes that the mind of a great mass of people needing a heroic image can bear. All this without making any objection to anything that creates and maintains the system up. Nothing. Heroes without salt endless stories thug-boy-girl-happy ending-ups, a vicious cycle highly profitable and less difficult to achieve.Losing these icons is not an option, hence the expectation created. In the case of Superman - The Return forgot to tell the writers, producers, and director of the film so they at least caprichassem a little more.