In Defense of SUPERMAN RETURNS
IndieWire has released a video essay that intelligently analyzes the much-maligned 2006 film in a positive light. What do you think?
Before we begin, I want to make it clear that these videos do not reflect my personal opinions of the film Superman Returns. While I do feel that the film is unjustly criticized at times, I also do not agree entirely with the points made by this video, and while I find the film to be a decent movie, I believe it to be a terrible Superman movie.
However, the reviewer makes some rather insightful observations about the themes of the film that I felt were worth sharing. It may not be a total vindication of Superman Returns as a piece of entertainment, but it at least provides an idea of what the filmmakers were trying to do with the film as a piece of art.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: The inspiration for this piece, Deep Focus: Superman Returns - Angel of America, comes from a review Matt Zoller Seitz wrote for New York Press in 2006 at the time of the film's release. We have reprinted that piece below with this video essay, which compares the movie to the original Christopher Reeve films, and makes the case for Superman Returns as a neglected gem in the comic book movie genre.]
To read the original review, please visit the link below.
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