Today, for filler content, something a little different, the trailer for the latest reinvention of Superman, which will hit our screens in 2013 barring apocalypses, Mayan or otherwise:-
Mixed feelings about this.
It look wonderful, even if the opening did remind me slightly of the old Hovis bread advert, but all the same it’s not the Superman I grew up with, which was all about bright colours and clever storytelling, and essentially nothing more than silly fun.
And I thought the last reinvention of the character was seriously naff, so I’m wondering if we really need another one.
As a comic reader I liked the big “S”, but he was never one of my favourite heroes. He was just too powerful, and so the writers had to invent ever more implausible or contrived threats for Superman to deal with, and then there was all the nonsense with the Superman Family and related stuff. Later writers on the series tried to redeem the character and treat more serious themes, but for me the damage had already been done.
My favourite movie featuring the character would have to be the all action Superman II and Christopher Reeves just edges out Dean Cain for the best interpretation of everyone’s favourite Kryptonian.
Any thoughts from the rest of you?