superman returns

was supposed to post this last week, but adrenaline got the better of me. i passed out. anyway…

superman returns

cheapest tickets available were only 75 bucks. dang. don’t know why i still complain about ticket prices. anyway, so i got my little getaway from stress for awhile. the feeling you get after watching a movie in a theater, is overwhelming. going to a point where you question entity as it is. watched Superman Returns, which explains the sudden shift.

movie was actually good. made me look back on the previous franchises and how it left a lasting impression in me or in every kid who believed he could fly. i could recall a picture of my older brother donning the blue suit with the red cape (or pjs) while mama kept hiding behind him for “protection”. i always presumed that Superman wasn’t that Super. but when i watched the movie, it gives you this great soaring high longing for this hero to be ‘real’.

brandon routh, the newcomer actually fits the role, not an easy task, though i couldn’t really differentiate much of his acting compared with christopher reeve‘s. cause i was i didn’t care much of ‘acting’ during that time. kate bosworth was alright, though too emotional–women, you gotta love ’em ;p. and i don’t know if it’s just me, but everytime kevin spacey would be onscreen, the pace would run slow.

there were actually a lot of carefully chosen dialogues and scenes that stayed faithful to the old superman films. one great example would be the introduction of the cast and characters, it had the old touch that complimented the background of the story (font’s and all). lines, nostalgic of old times, when technology wasn’t that… advanced.

the last few scenes i remember with reeve’s superman though was when during his teens, he responded to one of his peers on why he was so fast in getting to his destination; saying: “i ran” simply. also when he turned time backwards to save lois lane from falling rocks. (?) and who couldn’t forget maximizing his x-ray visions during that one night?

and as everyone might already know with this superman’s twist of the story, he’s got a son. and like any other “alleged” fan, one wonders how or why. not really because of the act done; but when and what will happen next. ah, the endless questions answerable by letting it be.

now, compared with spiderman (2), i’d still go for the web slinger/swinger? since the people were more involved in the action. there were some scenes too with superman, but not that much. maybe to add to that ‘iconic’ touch. cool part was when he deflected a bullet using his eye. and the airplane sequence, what a way to make a comeback. when it ended, i didn’t even know time flew. t’was a good two-hour-thirty-something minute flick.
you can check another review, a more detailed one on the martian’s site .


stressed? check this out. got this from a forwarded message at work.

Are these items moving? Or are they perfectly still?

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One teacher said, “I felt like they were all moving…but slowly. Kind of like, they were breathing.”

The pictures attached are used to test the level of stress a person can handle. The slower the pictures move, the better your ability of handling stress. Alleged criminals that were tested see them spinning around madly; however, senior citizens and kids see them standing still. None of these images are animated – they are perfectly still.

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1. drei left…Wednesday, 19 July 2006 5:13 pm ::

i enjoyed the spiderman movies but for some reason ayoko siyang ilevel kay superman or batman. hehe! 🙂

2. amia left…Sunday, 27 August 2006 10:27 pm

they’re not moving. great __

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