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Tuesday, June 01, 2004

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MercuryX23

I guess I'll be ordering Superman from Netflix. I absolutely abhor McG. Get a real name! Why does this guy get to make movies? It makes no sense. He doesn't make good ones. He makes bad ones. So I guess the lesson here is that being less than mediocre is the pathway to success (learned from our dear president, I suppose).

As for Gyllenhaal, he's a good actor but the Man of Steel? I don't think so. But it just goes to show that McG has no idea what he's doing. You need someone who is somehow larger than life and heroic looking. Why is there a need to make Superman an everyman? Jake would make a good Jimmy Olsen. Superman needs to be bigger somehow. Christopher Reeves was a Superman. Yuo bought him in the role. You could almost say the same for Dean Cain, but not quite since the show was just awful (I won't even bring up Smallville except to say Clark Kent, as represented therein, is apparently incapable of human-like emotions...Kryptonians must communicate via blank stares).

Before they make another Superman movie, maybe they should pick up a Superman comic book. Look inside. Get a good point of comparison.

Marleigh

Agreed, both on the comic book observation and the casting. Jake Gyllenhaal is entirely too doe-eyed and darling to make a convincing Man of Steel. Further, I don't understand why it's necessary to re-make Superman again, unless it's to do something daring or interesting like, say, casting Crispin Glover as Superman.

Since they won't, I'm only going to see it if they bring back Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor.

And yes, McG sucks shit through a twisty straw.

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