Here's the link, I hope.
Here's the link, I hope.
Wow, no one going to see this? We went last night... my sig. other fell asleep in the middle! Right when Lex and Supes were beginning their confrontation on Lex's new "land"---therefore missing probably the most exciting part of the movie. I however, did enjoy it, and especially like MAJOR SPOILER. Also, no offense to Christopher R., but I think this Superman may be cuter...although his Clark is, if anything, even geekier and less appealing. I never did like CR's mouth...looked too prim for my idea of Superman.Click to see Spoiler:that he and Lois had a son he didn't know about... I was totally surprised when that started to come out. Also that Richard is not a jerk, but in fact a really nice guy. Not too clear to me if he knows he's not the father. It certainly didn't seem like he knew Supes was the dad. Gives lots more "story" to play out in future sequels.
There was a nice dedication to Dana and Christopher in the credits.
The theater wasn't that crowded at all...of course it was being shown at least every hour, and Pirates had just opened (theater lobby full of kids dressed as pirates).
Anyone else gone? Even if you are a CR fan give it a shot. Did anyone else notice that there were times when Superman almost looked photoshopped into looking like a cartoon character? Is that my imagination?
Last edited by Amanda; 07-11-2006 at 05:20 PM. Reason: fixed spoiler tags :)
Haven't seen this movie yet (I do plan to, preferably in an IMAX theater as my friend suggested), but thought this article might be of interest to you all:
Article from: http://www.tmz.com/2006/07/10/exclus...n-man-or-else/EXCLUSIVE: Super ($200 Million) Man or Else?
Will Hollywood blockbuster budgets continue to fly "up, up and away?" Not necessarily.
At least, not at Warner Bros. Pictures. After a $225 million "Pirates of the Caribbean" sailed into port, taking the wind out of "Superman Returns'" $205 million Spandex, Warner Bros. executives are said to be circumspect as to whether the Man of Steel will fly again.
Talent agency insiders with ties to the film tell TMZ that Warner Bros. Pictures president and COO Alan Horn has informed agents that a sequel hinges on whether grosses of "Superman Returns" can crest the $200 million mark domestically. What's more, the studio plans to shave millions - many millions - off any "Superman" sequel's budget. (Amusingly, in the current "Superman Returns," Lois Lane pleads with Lex Luthor, "But millions will die! " It turns out she was right on the money.)
As Variety's box office guru Ben Fritz noted last July 4th, "Superman Returns is off to a strong start, albeit not as fast as a speeding bullet. Warner Bros. superhero tent pole grossed a solid $52.5 million on its opening weekend and $74 million over the five-day Fourth of July frame. Since its Wednesday opening, the Bryan Singer-helmed franchise restart has taken in $106 million."
Talent agency insiders, speaking on the condition of anonymity, insist that Horn is so concerned about being burned financially by ionospheric "Superman" special effects costs that any sequel's budget would cost far less than Bryan Singer's quarter billion dollar baby: a meager $150 million. That's a whopping $35 million less than its predecessor was green lit at, and roughly $55 million less than "Superman Returns" alleged final negative cost. So much for a getting a raise.
However, no one could blame Horn for being cautious. Despite opening at No. 1 in all its territories, overseas, the Man of Steel is starting to look just a bit rusty. The just-ended World Cup meant that Warner Bros. took a pass on European and Latin American territories, and its second weekend in release overseas, "Superman Returns" dipped 55% to take in $9 million from 1,800 prints in 14 markets.
We're bracing to hear how director Bryan Singer will react to this newfound fiscal restraint.
Our guess: Not well.
Says one executive involved in the production and financing of "Superman Returns," "They can try and spin it as 'There are certain economies of scale that come from the making of the first one, blah blah blah. But the reality is, it's harder to play in a smaller sandbox and still push the envelope."
Calls place to Horn were not returned, and a studio spokeswoman declined to comment on the fiscal retrenchment.
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It was pretty good, Brandon Routh made a great Clark Kent/Superman. The story was pretty intriguing as well. Plus I loved Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor, Kitty's character was also interesting and Parker Posey did her well.
I didn't really like Kate Bosworth, I thought she felt too young. Or maybe it's just the fact that I don't really like Lois Lane. I never got was Clark sees in her, she's whiny, bossy and a know-it-all.
I liked the twist on the end...
Congratulations to them!Sorry, Lois Lane. The Man of Steel is officially off the market.
Superman Returns actor Brandon Routh married his longtime girlfriend, actress Courtney Ford, on Saturday at the beautiful El Capitan Ranch in Santa Barbara, PEOPLE confirms exclusively.
"Even though it cooled off into the evening, I can only feel the warmth and love in this breath-taking setting," wedding planner Katie Tiffany of Tiffany Weddings said.
The bride wore a Junko Yoshioka sheath dress with Chantilly lace and platinum beading and topped off her look with pave-diamond earrings by Neil Lane – fitting since her engagement ring is also by Neil Lane. The groom traded in his tights and cape for a cashmere suit by Looysen Fine Clothing.
Routh, 28, proposed to Ford, 29, in Glastonbury, England, during last summer's Superman press tour. But the lovebirds kept the news hush-hush until he was done promoting the film. "They were so excited! It was hard to keep it to themselves," says a family friend.
The couple met four years ago. "I used to work at Lucky Strike," Routh told PEOPLE in January, referring to the hip bowling alley in Hollywood. "I was a bartender. And her brother was having his [wedding] rehearsal dinner party there."
Added Ford: "He met my whole family the day he met me."
The pair, who told PEOPLE they like to watch DVDs – particularly the special features – together, were apart for five months while Routh was shooting Superman Returns in Australia, but Ford says they relied on "nightly phone calls" to remain close.
Speaking with PEOPLE in June, Routh called Ford his personal kryptonite. "She brings me to my knees," he said.
Reality is the beginning...not the end....Wallace Stevens