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The movie the internet loves to hate turned out to actually be pretty entertaining. I dug the story and the new cast pretty well and even the action sequences were really well done and did things that the original movie couldn't due to effect constraints of the time.
The only parts I really disliked involved the Kevin character. It really felt like they couldn't decide if they wanted him to be just a little dumb or basically an asshole.
Over all a good start to a possible future franchise. I look forward to more.
Kind of weak. It really is for kids and the bare bones plot shows. There really isn't anything going on in the flick for about the first half and they rely on showing a few super powers here and there to keep your attention. Tim Allen is a little weak here and you can tell he would rather be doing something else with his time.
The final scene of the movie is a little rushed and the fx aren't really that impressive. In the end it's not much of a movie. Go see Sky High instead.
As a massive Superman fan I've been waiting for this film to come out for a very long time. With expectations high I let the film unfold and in the end I walked out of the theater very satisfied. Was it a perfect Superman movie? No. But it was a great start to a future franchise. The pacing of the film was rushed and the characters flat as there were no quiet moments to help them become more than names to us. I would also have to agree with the comments about the crazy amount of destruction that hits Metropolis and Smallville over the course of the film. It was a little much most of the time and really could have been toned down. People have been saying they want a Superman movie where he hits things and not just lifts heavy objects and we definitely got that. It's a great start but hopefully we'll get a little more depth in the next installment.
I had a lot of fun with this one and my enjoyment of the franchise as a whole seems to have climbed over the last couple years. It's not trying to be anything but dumb loud fun and that's ok. Not every movie has to attempt to change the world.
There is an interesting story in here somewhere but unfortunately the filmmakers have decided to focus on a bland one. I liked the world that the movie is set in with the human race having to flee Earth and settle on a far away planet and their troubles with an alien race that has caused them to form a brand of military specially equipped to handle them but the movie doesn't focus on this aspect of the story. Instead we get to watch Will Smith be gruff and bleed out while his emotionally damaged son runs around on a very hostile Earth.
The effects and design of the future technology are hit and miss through the whole film with the crashed spaceship looking more like a busted up kite than something that could fly through the cosmos. The crazy amount of green screen work is obvious and took me out of the film a few times and some of the music cues were misplaced.
I think M. Night played it safe with this one to avoid the slings and arrows of all who judge him for not hitting it out of the park with each film he releases. It's unfortunate because none of his identity comes out in this film and I think it would have helped it a little in the end.
Overall I didn't think this was a terrible movie. It's just not a good one.