We went to see Superman Returns today and I think I have fallen in love all over again with our hero. Not that I've ever fallen out of love with him or anything. (Oh, Superman. He's so dreamy. Sigh.) I've had a crush on Superman for a long time, since the first movie was out. It was love at first sight, so to speak. I remember feeling giggly like a lovestruck schoolgirl after seeing every single Superman movie. I was worried I wouldn't feel the same thing now that Superman is played by another actor. But apparently, I still do! Even now, hours after the movie ended, I'm still feeling giggly, and I keep staring at his face on the cover of the free movie magazine I picked up from the cinema. Okay, so he looks like a deer caught in the headlights most of the time, but he still looks dreamy nonetheless.
Anyway, we saw the movie at an IMAX 3D theatre, which is exactly how the movie is supposed to be seen in my opinion. Huge screen, great sound system, with some 3D scenes that you can enjoy through a pair of special glasses. To be honest, I don't really care much about the 3D scenes. Everything in the 3D scenes just looks too much like plastic toys to me. They actually look more realistic in regular format. But still, the IMAX technology helps a great deal to make the movie all that much more enjoyable.
Some people think the movie sucked. Well, I think those people are either heterosexual men or those who saw the movie in a regular cinema or heterosexual men who saw the movie in a regular cinema (instead of an IMAX). The movie is somewhat sentimental, it's true. But Superman is a sensitive guy. You can't expect him to have a frat boy mentality all of a sudden, if that's what you expected. Dude is a sensitive guy in love who's expected to save the world, and save the world he does. What else can anyone ask for? You've got to give him more credit!
And to think that they were considering Ashton Kutcher for the role of Superman. *shudders* I don't think I would fall in love all over again with Superman had it been Ashton Kutcher playing him. That guy just annoys the hell out of me. His deer-caught-in-the-headlights look aside, Brandon Routh is perfect for the role. Can't wait for the sequel(s)!