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Superman Returns

I watched Superman Returns the very first day of its release in Manila. Here are my pros and cons…

The Pros:

1. They stayed true to old school Superman including the music, the look and feel of the movie and even the credits.

2. Superman was Superman most of the time. Clark Kent only got about 5 scenes.

3. Parker Posey was great as Kitty Kowalski

4. Brandon Routh showed a softer side of Superman which appealed to me.

5. I liked the twist at the end. I don’t want to mention it here, though. Spoiler.

The Cons

1. The motive of the villain was unclear.

2. Kevin Spacey was great as Lex but I still prefer Gene Hackman.

3. There were several logically unrealistic turn of events.

4. There was not enough Clark Kent. (Both a pro and a con).

5. In my mind, Teri Hatcher = Lois Lane. Now, I can’t enjoy Kate Bosworth’s portrayal. I keep seeing Teri Hatcher.

All in all, I’d say it’s worth seeing.

The Lake House review

The Lake House

The premise was interesting. A man and a woman living 2 years apart communicate through a magic mailbox. Sounds interesting.

The Lake House starring Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves was awfully predictable. The plot was obviously a romantic spin-off of the movie Frequency. Where Frequency succeeded, The Lake House failed. It was extremely difficult to suspend disbelief that the two main characters were communicating through different time periods. The movie took too long to pick up that a woman seated near us started to audibly snore. My husband, Ganns, also nodded off during the first 10 minutes. If I didn’t nodge him, he probably slept through the whole movie!

The plot was highly predictable and the tone very depressing. The scenes didn’t move seemlessly through the different time periods. The good news, though, is that it will satisfy the cravings of romantics. The production design was excellent but not the costume design. I thought Bullock’s costumes for the year 2004 were more descriptive of fashions in 2006. Acting was good but not exceptional. Don’t expect much from this film. You will be dissappointed. Keanu Reeves was hot, though, but that goes without saying.

Superman Returns!

I watched Superman Returns the very first day of its release in Manila. Here are my pros and cons…

The Pros:

1. They stayed true to old school Superman including the music, the look and feel of the movie and even the credits.

2. Superman was Superman most of the time. Clark Kent only got about 5 scenes.

3. Parker Posey was great as Kitty Kowalski

4. Brandon Routh showed a softer side of Superman which appealed to me.

5. I liked the twist at the end. I don’t want to mention it here, though. Spoiler.

The Cons

1. The motive of the villain was unclear.

2. Kevin Spacey was great as Lex but I still prefer Gene Hackman.

3. There were several logically unrealistic turn of events.

4. There was not enough Clark Kent. (Both a pro and a con).

5. In my mind, Teri Hatcher = Lois Lane. Now, I can’t enjoy Kate Bosworth’s portrayal. I keep seeing Teri Hatcher.

All in all, I’d say it’s worth seeing.