Why ‘Superman Returns’ Is More Faithful To Supes Than ‘Man Of Steel’

Superman Returns movie poster

Wow! What’s with all the destruction! I would never allow such violence to happen!

Happy Holidays!

I hope everyone has enjoyed the holiday, hopefully with those that care for, and vice versa.

It goes without saying that the course that Bryan Singer charted with the 2006 film, “Superman Returns” was an unsustainable one. It cost $270 million to produce and earned $391 million in worldwide box office receipts.

Box office aside, I get the feeling that ‘Returns’ would have been more successful it it also borrowed the humorous tone that Donner brought to his film.

Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case, which means that Singer’s Superman was tonally off compared to the material that inspired it.

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2012 In Review

WordPress.com has prepared an annual report on my blog, which I thought I would share.

Speaking of sharing, tomorrow is New Year’s Eve, and I wish everyone the best in the upcoming year, especially those that are working hard, but somehow earning less…

Or those individuals that, despite their best efforts, can’t make it home to the people that love them…

Or those of us who have witnessed tragedy firsthand…

Happy New Year to Everyone!

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 27,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

Remember When I Told You Not Leave During ‘Thor’ Credits?

The reason I titled this post ‘Remember When I Told You Not Leave During “Thor” Credits?’ is because I knew that there was an added scene that showed up only after they were done, though I had no idea that people that stayed would get an added bonus beyond the ‘hidden’ scene itself.

That’s that the scene was directed by Joss Whedon!

Who’s Joss Whedon, you might ask?  He created “Buffy, The Vampire Slayer” television series, as well as “Angel,” “Firefly,” “Dollhouse” and wrote screenplays for numerous films, such as “Toy Story,” “Alien: Resurrection” and “Serenity”, and will be directing Marvel’s upcoming “Avengers.”

So–if you stayed till after the credits–you not only got to see a cool intro to an artifact that plays a significant role in the upcoming “Captain America: The First Avenger,” but–unbeknownst to us all–witnessed the directoral chops of Mr. Whedon.