Monday, July 03, 2006

A Difficult Balance

by Bryan Singer

I don’t envy Bryan Singer in taking on Superman Returns. The project took years to be made and had to balance the history of the comic books and the previous films. Remarkably, he does it quite well with respectful nods to the older films and adding some depth to a character who doesn’t really have that much going on. Filled with some striking images and good performances it is entertaining and works well as a summer movie. Some parts are a little clunky, but nothing ever slows it down too much and Singer manages to inject some complexity into a simple character and situations.

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