Into the Black

I actually made it to the movies today, as Enahs pointed out in the forums I plan on doing this far more often than I succeed. The movie was great: A bit darker than the Chris Reeve versions, and of course requiring of some plot tolerance, but Singer has the touch for superhero movies, and has added a move from the Sam Raimi playbook by creating scenes that are perfect reproductions of classic comic book images, most notably the cover of Action Comics #1. The theater experience was lousy though... Some talkers, some squirmy kids, someone who kept checking the time on their light-up cellphone, someone who answered a cell call in the middle of the show (after letting it audibly ring a second time so he could determine who was calling, no less), and a point when someone leaned on the wrong button in the projection booth and the movie stopped for a while in favor of the filler they play between showings. There was even a blotch on the screen throughout, which is the second time I've had a visual imperfection on the screen at this same multiplex. That will also be the final time for this place, because if I decide to brave the ever-more-disappointing movie theater experience again in the future, it will be at a different venue. Just a sign of how enjoyable the movie was that none of that could even come close to ruining the experience.

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Don't you people want a divorce from arguing with each other?

As for Superman Returns... it was in one word 'PERFECT!'. John Williams music makes a return and the guy they cast for Kent/Superman was also perfect in the role. Spacey as Lex was incredible. And while the movie was pretty dark, there were also some excellent comical moments that were just slipped into perfect conversations. George Lucas should watch this movie just to see how comedy in a serious movie should be done.

Just got back from seeing this and I got luckly. With the exception of one kid talking for 5 mins and the parents not beating them to death, the entire theater was dead silent except for well written comedy that was slipped into the movie like 'I thought there was 2 of them?' refering to the dogs.

Again if you have a good theater around, if you have to see 1 movie for your lifetime that is comic book related then I cannot suggest any other movie.

Not to mention the last 2 mins of the movie were a very fitting tribute to Reeves.

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