I'm surprised we don't have a dedicated thread to this movie. Given how badly the Xmen franchise ended with Ratner at the helm, I have a new-found respect for the work that Singer did and I am looking forward to Superman Returns because of him and him alone (ok ok, Kevin Spacey rocks). -edit- updated with review below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pwm8-d_Los http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HAv5AZzdTU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDJSQNlIn4k http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vgcm9htb9I I watched the movie just tonite. Was feeling lousy because of some personal things and wanted to get out and just get my mind off things. Fwiw, I am glad I did. As those who read my reviews and thoughts on X-Men 3, you will know that I hold Bryan Singer in high regard when it comes to movies in this genre. He has proven himself often enough. Anyways, one word sums up the entire movie, NOSTALGIA. I felt nostalgic the whole way through because of the introduction and Brandon Routh. He's not an oscar calibre actor, yet, but he did a fabulous job in bringing Christopher Reeves' Superman to life. And boy how The music is an updated version of the original score and is the first thing that introduces us to the movie. Also, the opening sequence is straight out of Superman, the Movie so it's pretty safe to say that if you have seen that movie (which most people have) than you will clearly recognise this. The story is not the big thing here, there is a story and it is relatively solid but also predictable. This is as much intended as formula. A lot of the movie is INTENDED to be that way and you can tell from the various moments that directly tie back to the original and Superman 2. I KNOW some of you will have a "whaaaaat???!?!?!?!!" moment after about the 2/3rds mark but, I beg you, fallback to Superman 2 and you will have a better understanding of the events The acting was pretty solid, the pacing was on and off but typically only slowing down for more character development. Bryan Singer did an excellent job building up the characters and providing a solid story arc for all of them, kudo's. You can also see where the approx 240 million bucks went to, the sets are fabulous and the special effects are tremendous, even with the throwback theme. I give this movie a 4/5 OSNN stars, 3.5 would be my pure score but because of how Christopher Reeves is brought back and Superman, the Movie is remembered and revered. I will go over some of the flaws of the movie later, after some more people have seen it. Personally, I recommend this flick for the long weekend coming up.