I have a problem with Superman.
The movie, Superman Returns, was good. I enjoyed it quite a bit even though it may have been a good 40 minutes too long.
I thought Brandon Routh was an excellent choice to play the "Man of Steel" even though at times he looked like a mannequin. Kate Bosworth made a believable Lois Lane and Kevin Spacey was at his best as the evil Lex Luthor.
The movie and its cast were not my problem. I had a problem suspending my disbelief at certain points throughout the film, though not when you might think.
I can accept that Superman came from another planet. I can buy that he can fly, has x-ray vision and super strength. I can even believe that nobody can figure out that Superman is Clark Kent. But what is with the suit?!?
How can a man in blue tights, red underoos and a red cape can go around fighting crime and be taken seriously? It bothers me that in all the years that Lois Lane has been covering Superman she never once asked him what the deal was with his uniform.
I'm also troubled by how Superman gets that suit on. Does Clark Kent wear the Superman outfit under his business suit? If so, how does he get his shirt over the cape? And when he quickly changes into Superman, what happens to his business suit? Does it lay in a wrinkled heap on the floor of the phone booth? Does Superman have to retrieve his clothing when he once again disguises himself as a mild mannered reporter?
If this stuff bugs me, then perhaps I'm too old for Superman. And if that's the case, thank goodness for Jack Bauer! No matter how old I get, I like to have a hero.Powered by Sidelines