Was this not the best movie of all time!!?!?!?! My pic from the premiere: (yes I'm wearing red undies and an ages 5 and up electronic cape) [image=http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b55/JOHNNAGE_THE_BRAVE/smallersup.jpg] [image=http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b55/JOHNNAGE_THE_BRAVE/superdickhead.jpg] My review: SUPERMAN RETURNS One thing we?ve found in recent years is that generally, a director with a love for the property they?re filming come out with the most exciting and respectful films. We?ve seen Sam Raimi?s Spiderman thrill audiences and critics in two films, Guillermo Del Toro?s Hellboy was an underrated gem, and most evident is Peter Jackson?s love of King Kong in his 2005 remake. It seems only natural that Bryan Singer?s Superman should soar higher than most anticipated. Hot off two perfect examples on how to make an X-men film, Bryan Singer brings experience and a highly visible respect and dignity to Superman. Set after Superman II, and pretending Superman III and IV never existed, the film has a surprisingly smooth transition in the series, considering that Superman: The movie was made almost 30 years ago in 1978. With such respect as maintaining many design concepts for the fortress of solitude, to the opening credits (which are the most spectacular thing you could ever see on a cinema screen) and the Iconic John Williams score, fans will be delighted to see that the films are woven together with tidbits, homage?s, the cast performances. They are performances that are not only an improvement on what was set before, but are respectful to the previous artists and are completely feasible. Kevin Spacey?s Lex Luthor is a perfect example on how this is achieved in this film. He is more psychotic and frightening- as he should have always been; yet he is still the same Gene Hackman Lex Luthor that we remember. This slight change is also explained in that prison life has changed him and awoken a nasty streak not seen before in Superman and Superman II. Brandon Routh?s Clark and Superman are perfect. He is more downplayed and disciplined in his role as Clark, whilst still being eerily similar to Christopher Reeve in many ways. Kate Bosworth also does very well to overcome her young age in portraying a mother of a five-year-old child, and is effective in making us believe that she is a successful career woman and a mother. The film has a great mix of story and action- and edited well by John Ottman, who also composed the films musical score, and the visual effects are thrilling and eye- popping. Ultimately the film is not about Superman fighting Lex Luthor, but rather effectively about ?the ultimate immigrant? finally feeling at home in his adoptive world- some scenes will even seem like the Norman Rockwell five Freedoms paintings- another indication of Superman?s old fashioned value system which is one of the bravest things this film has to offer to a cynical world. *****/5 neehay Glaben!