Friday, July 14, 2006


Superman Returns was - surprise, surprise - disappointing.

I am guessing though, that despite director Bryan Singer's claims to the contrary, he was merely settling in to do the sequel. Kind of like X-Men was little more than a long set-up for X-Men 2 - one of the better action movies of the last two decades.

And maybe like how Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl was a set-up for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. I'm with Jeffrey Overstreet on this one, DMC was a dark but thrilling second act. Although my butt didn't too much care for this other 2 1/2 hour slug-fest, it was an action piece that's got me wanting more moody, Empire Strikes Back-esque/carnival ride movies for the new millennium.

I'm a pirate, that I be.

Here's to hoping the next Superman is sublime and the third Pirates actually fulfills the ideal of the trilogy, unlike say X-Men III, The Godfather III or Return of the Jedi. (Damn you, Ewoks!)


  1. I'm going to take my nephew to see Pirates...if I get my car out of the shop this week, that is.

    I'm looking forward to it, despite the pretty tepid-to-bad reviews.

  2. somebody noticed that 'empire strikes back' was panned by the critics on its release. i think if you can get over the arse-whupping that sitting there for nearly three hours will get ya, you'll be fine.


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