What do you get when you take Superman, sprinkle in a little Jesus, pour in a few cups of Battlestar Galactica, and then smother it with Matrix Revolutions? You get this…mess of a movie.
Superman has always been a problematic hero since he’s just too powerful. Thus, either his powers have to be taken away, or he has to face a villain with equal powers. This movie basically combines the 1978 and 1980 Superman movies into one, but layers even more convoluted plot lines on top of those stories. Oh, and more explosions and stuff. There’s more of that too. A lot more.
Would someone please make a Superman movie where we see what being Superman would really be like? The emotional turmoil experienced by someone who could easily just take over the planet and be its ruler in the name of creating real peace. Yeah, Superman IV touched on this a little with his “quest for peace”, but that movie was awful in ways that most movies could never dream of, so…it doesn’t count.
Or maybe we could see how frustrated Superman is by not being able to save everybody all the time. He’s only so fast.
I dunno…something besides…this. This is just indestructible people throwing each other through buildings over and over again. It lacks…humanity. Superman doesn’t really seem to care about people in this movie the way he does in the first couple with Christopher Reeve. If he did, he would have led these villains away from the big city and out into the country somewhere. But no, he’s happy to throw them through populated buildings and city streets causing incredible amounts of damage.
Just one of the many things in this disappointing movie that doesn’t make sense.
Oh, and the special effects are pretty crappy at times.