Sunday, November 30, 2008

Twilight Is A Pale Comparison To Other Vampire Movies

Here it is the hit of the holiday, Twilight. Is it a good movie or is it designed just to suck all of the money out of your wallet?
The film is about a seventeen-year-old girl named Isabella “Bella” Swan, who moves from the bright Phoenix, Arizona, to the gloomy and dark Forks, Washington, to live with her father and chief of police, Charlie. Bella does this to allow her mother, Renee and her new husband, Phil Dwyer, who is a minor league baseball player, to travel.
When she arrives at her new school, she obtains instant attention and is quickly befriended by several students. Boys try to win the affection of Bella, but she is drawn to the mysterious Edward Cullen.
Edward to the boy who sits next to her in Biology class, and when they first come into contact, Edward seems repulsed by the sight of Bella. Edward even tries to switch classes to avoid her, leaving Bella feeling weird and also puzzled.
Bella’s curiosity soon grows and she gets one of her friends, Jacob Black (a Native American), to tell her the local tribe legend about the Cullen family. Bella soon comes to the conclusion that Edward is a vampire and a 108-year-old vampire that looks seventeen.
Edward then tells Bella that him and his family don’t drink human blood and drink animal blood instead. He also tells her that he avoided her because the scent of her blood was so tempting. So, yes he technically wants to eat her but doesn’t because he loves her.
Yes, Bella and Edward start up a relationship, things go well for awhile, and then another vampire coven finds their way into Forks. The leader of this coven is named, James, and he’s a tracker vampire (which means he hunts and eats humans). He soon decides that he wants to hunt Bella for sport and Edward and his family join together to protect her.
I won’t say what happens, but I think you can pretty much put it together.
This movie is not by any means the best vampire movie out there. I went into the movie with such low expectations, because the trailer and commercials really reminded me of a movie or show that should be on the CW. After I saw the movie I was kind of impressed.
The film itself is a very underwhelming love story but it’s high on camp and I love movies that have a lot of camp. The bad thing about this movie having a lot of camp is that it relies too much on it and looses its emotional insight.
The movie is obviously for fans of the book, but I even read the book and the movie in some places just seemed to be a spoof of the novel. Especially the scene where Edward demands Bella to say what he is, that scene just made me cringe. I listed the dialogue below; I mean that’s some corny stuff.

Cullen: Say it, say it out loud.
Isabella Swan: Vampire...

All right the next piece of dialogue I thought was bad was this …

Isabella Swan: Are you going to tell me how you stopped the van?
Edward Cullen: Yeah. Um... I had an adrenaline rush. It's very common. You can Google it.

Really? You had an adrenaline rush? That’s your excuse for stopping a van with your bare hands? Who the hell would believe that?
Ok, here’s the next piece of dialogue that just made me shake my head.

Edward Cullen: Are you afraid?
Isabella Swan: I'm only afraid of losing you.

*sigh* This would been all right if the movie wasn’t already campy, but when this line is uttered it just seems bad, not romantic, not beautiful, just bad.
Ok … with all that said the movie is entertaining and if you really want to see it, go see it. Yet, I doubt this movie is going to become a classic like the Harry Potter films, but we can always look back and watch it and laugh at things that are clearly not meant to be funny.
I will say this one more time, this would make a great series on the CW, I mean it - listen Hollywood you can make a killing off of it.


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It's A Bolt of Charm

Bolt, a computer animated Disney movie that did not come out of the PIXAR offices falls short of what PIXAR usually offers, but the movie proves to be one of the best animated Disney films in years.
The film is centered on a super-dog named Bolt (John Travolta). Everyday in Bolt’s life is filled with danger, adventure and excitement, but that is until the cameras stop rolling.
When the day of shooting the TV show “Bolt” is done they send Bolt the dog back into his trailer and cut him off from any contact from the outside world.
Due to his constant isolation, Bolt really thinks he’s a super-dog and when one of the episodes ends in a cliffhanger, Bolt escapes from his trailer and sets out to find his “person” Penny (Miley Cyrus).
He is soon accidentally shipped from his home in Hollywood to New York City, and there is where he begins his adventure, traveling cross-country, through the real world, to get back to his owner Penny.
He is equipped with only delusions that he has amazing super powers and also two companions – an abandoned house cat named Mittens (Susie Essman) and Bolt’s biggest fan, Rhino the hamster (Mark Walton).
Bolt is a great kid’s movie, but will not keep most adults entertained. A lot of the movie is humor that kids will react to and the only humor in the movie that really made me laugh is the hamster (That makes his first on screen appearance in the film after it’s an hour old).
I’m not going to go on to say that I hated Bolt, it was a cute movie, but we’ve seen it all before. The story feels very familiar, that’s because most of the story lines are taken right from other animated movies. If you don’t believe me, I will point out a few.
1. The character Mittens’ story about being abandon made me reminisce about Jessie, the Yodeling Cowgirl, from Toy Story 2. Their abandoning stories seem kind of familiar.
2. Bolt believing he’s actually a super-dog, but in the end finds out that he has no super power but can do amazing things anyway. This felt like the story for Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story. Buzz thought he was a Space Ranger, but in the end finds out he’s a toy, but that doesn’t mean he can’t due amazing things.
3. The scene where they are in the pound and Rhino rolls his ball into the kennels. All the dogs perk up their heads and start saying “Ball”, just like the seagulls in Finding Nemo but they said “Mine”.
With those points made you can start to see what I mean. The movie is not really as creative as it could have been and in some places the story just seemed to be lacking.
What really saved this movie are its characters, the three mains are great. I was a little mad about the hamster, being the character they advertised the most out of, just being in the movie when it was already an hour over.
Summing everything up, I will say that Rhino the hamster should have been brought in earlier, the opening was about 20 minutes and that could have been cut down to about 10 and the story could have used a little more polishing. Yet, in the end this is a great kids movie, which we see less and less of, and kids will love it.


Friday, November 21, 2008

Sex Drive Fails To Reach Its Destination

I really do look forward to watching teen comedies, because in the past there has been a select few that really proven themselves.
I went into Sex Drive, looking or more expecting a decent teen movie that’s not great but something you can watch, enjoy and then just move on. What I got was a movie that I just felt was trying to hard, I will admit there are scenes in this movie that will make you laugh out loud, but the three main characters are such duds that I really could of cared less about them.
Before I get into ranting about the films short comings I will fill you in on the plot. The movie revolves around Ian (Josh Zuckerman), who is the 18-year-old awkward kid in high school that has a hard time figuring out girls and of course he’s a virgin. He is also riveted by his online girlfriend who calls herself Ms. Tasty (Katrina Bowden).
Of topic for a moment, I want to say that never set up meetings with people you meet online, especially if their name is Ms. Tasty.
Back on topic, we soon meet Ian’s best friend named Lance (Clarke Duke), who is chubby, has zits and gets any girl he wants by acting like a jerk to them. I hated this character, he was awful, and they seemed to be trying to copy Jonah Hill from Superbad but made him less lovable and funny. I found this kid to be my least favorite out of the three main characters.
So Ms. Tasty finally decides she wants to meet Ian in person and Ian wants to drive from Wisconsin to Tennessee to get guaranteed sex. Their other friend Felicia (Amanda Crew) joins them for the trip and we learn that she has a crush on Lance, like every other female in this movie.
Now how are they going to get down there you might ask, well that’s the best part of the movie. Ian has a brother named Rex (James Marsden) who has a fully restored 1969 GTO named “The Judge”. Rex is the saving grace of this movie, he is hilarious. All his dialogue is funny and the scene where he finds out his brother took his car is just priceless.
So, on their road trip to meet Ms. Tasty they pass through Amish country and it's the day of the annual Amish sex orgy, and Lance meets sexy Mary (Alice Greczyn), who he falls head over heels in love with. We also meet Ezekiel (Seth Green) who is the other funny part of this movie; they really should make a sequel just about Rex or Ezekiel.
They finally get to Tennessee with a lot of shenanigans on the way that range from some small laughs to very few big laughs.
Did I like this movie, not really, I can’t sit here and say that you need to go and see this movie right now! I suggest that if you want to watch the movie to either wait for DVD or TV.
I will say this, if they had a better person to play Lance it would have been a lot better. It’s not a movie that has so much bad that it makes it unwatchable, but it’s not a movie that has so much good that it makes it a good movie. I think Sex Drive sits on the fence of half bad and half good.
**out of Four

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Zack and Miri Make A Good Movie

Kevin Smith’s foul-mouthed, filthy and charming film about Zack and Miri making a porno proves to be more than just dirty jokes, its dirty jokes with a heart.
I’ll say this now, this movie is not for everyone, and a lot of people might be offended about what the movie talks about and shows. So, if you do decide to see it, remember they are making an adult film so expect a lot of raunchy things.
The movie starts with Zack (Seth Rogen) and his roommate and longtime friend, Miri (Elizabeth Banks). Due to lack of funds coming into the household, they have a large amount of bills that have driven them both deep into debt.
When they attend their 10-year high school reunion, Zack meets Brandon a man who does his own porn and distributes it himself pulling in over a 100 grand a year. This plants an idea in Zack’s head and when he and Miri are faced with eviction, Zack presents to her his idea about them making a porno.
Miri takes Zack up on his offer; and then they both realize that they have to be together on camera. This poses a problem, because they’ve always been just friends and Miri becomes concerned that one of them might get attached, Zack reassures her that what ever happens on camera is just to make them rich and it doesn’t mean anything.
Once they’ve come together, Zack and Miri start to look for their producer, cameraman and other people they can put in front of the camera. The ones that really stuck out for me were Jason Mewes (who usually plays Silent Bob’s friend Jay) plays Lester in this movie who has a talent that you have to find out for yourself, Jeff Anderson (who plays Randall in the Clerks movies) plays Deacon, a camera man who is involved in the movies most disgusting scene and Craig Robinson (who plays Darryl in one of my favorite shows “The Office”) plays Delaney, the films producer and Zack’s co-worker at a coffee shop proves to be hilarious in scenes where he tries to accomplish things he’s only has assumptions about.
Once they get their team together that start to get closer and closer to the scene between Zack and Miri and when the scene finally happens it throws both characters for a loop, because they both found out, what they should’ve known all along – they’re in love.
I think that’s enough plot for you and now you’re going have to see the movie in order to find out if Zack and Miri get together and what ever becomes of the movie they’re making.
I really did enjoy this movie and the reason I enjoyed it is because it’s not just a raunchy comedy, it’s a raunchy romantic comedy with a heart. Both Rogen and Banks have the chemistry that Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen lacked in Knocked Up. The chemistry between these two in the movie makes it more human and also makes you care for these characters.
The story/script was really well written for the most part (I had some issues with the ending). Smith always seems to have scenes that just offer raw discussions about sex (which made me reminisce about his movie Chasing Amy) and in this movie he takes it a step further and it works extremely well.
One thing I didn’t like about the movie is the ending, I can’t really get into this with out spoiling the whole story for you, but I thought some things went unanswered and it turned into a very generic feeling love story ending. I guess I was expecting just a little more from Smith, after a great well rounded movie.
I wouldn’t say this is Smith’s best film, but it’s a close second. I think he’s finally gotten over his Ben Affleck curse and I hope that he continues to do movies with Seth Rogen.

***out of Four

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Strangers Falls Flat

Ever since The Strangers was released in May, I’ve been asked have I seen it and did I like it. So, to answer the questions once and for all – Yes, I’ve seen it and no, I did not like it and here is my reasons why.
The Strangers had tremendous promise, after seeing the trailer and the TV spots for this movie, it reminded me of a horror movie that should have been released in the 70’s. I was excited and ready for something great and what I got was a lackluster “horror” movie.
I will commend the movie on its incredible craft, but that’s all ruined by the constant cat and mouse game and the lack of an interesting story.
The movie begins with Kristen McKay (Liv Tyler) and James Hoyt (Scott Speedman) coming home from a wedding and arriving at the Hoyt family isolated summer home. The first thing we are hit with is the obvious tension between Kristen and James and as the movie goes on we see that James had proposed to Kristen and she said no.
Right there, that really made me not like her character at all, she just seemed too much of cold person and in my opinion I didn’t really care if her character survived.
We then see the couple settle into the summer home and they begin to discuss their relationship, only to be interrupted by a knock on the front door. They answer the door and a woman stands there and asks if Tamara is home.
I guess this was supposed to be scary, but to be completely honest; there was nothing remotely freaky about this. Maybe it’s me and maybe it’s because I’ve seen tons of horror movies, that this moment in the movie just did not scare me one bit, not even a shiver.
After this event, James leaves the house to get Kristen a pack of cigarettes. This leaves Kristen alone and the woman returns, doing the exact same thing she did the first time. It didn’t scare me before, why the heck are they repeating the same kind of scare?
The people outside of the house then continue to terrorize Kristen, by knocking on the house from all different locations. I don’t want to give it all away, just in case you do want to watch the movie; I will say that the scares I just told you about are the same kind of scares you’ll get for the entire movie.
What I’m really disappointed about is that the director had a great concept and a great idea and was just not executed properly. The idea of people just invading your home to kill you “Because you were home” is a very unsettling and scary concept. These killers in this movie are not doing this act because they want revenge, they’re just doing it to do it and with the long dragged out cat and mouse game the movie looses that effect and also looses all of its tension.
Things I like about this movie is its intentions to do something creepy and also the mask the male killer wears, that’s a mask that could have gone down in horror history if the movie was done properly.
In 2010 we’ll be given another story in the world of The Strangers in The Strangers 2. In order for that movie to work it needs to have more happen and also have a story. I’ll say this now, please will someone write a decent script to go with this worthy idea of a horror movie.
I know a lot use the argument, oh, you like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street, but you don’t like The Strangers? That’s a fact, the stories in the original Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street are actually good, solid stories and the sequels stories loss a lot of that and went into more camp, but the truth is those movies have stories and something to keep you entertained and The Strangers simply doesn’t have a story – it’s just a lot of screaming.
** Out of Four

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Retro Review: Punch-Out!!

It has been 20 years since Punch-Out!! came to the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), but this year the game was re-released for the Nintendo Wii’s virtual console, bringing its main character Little Mac out of retirement and back into the ring. I took this classic game for another spin as I wanted to see if the game could stand the test of time and still be enjoyable for this generation of gamers.
When Punch-Out!! loads up, you’ll find out right away that it has a new title. Out is the original title of Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!! and in is the new title of Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream. Mike Tyson’s name will no longer be a part of the title because of a contract dispute back in the 90’s.
So, instead of fighting Tyson, you’re fighting Mr. Dream in the ultimate championship contest. Mr. Dream is the complete opposite of Tyson, and when I played against him, I still wish I was fighting Tyson he’s that good.
I was extremely young when I originally played the game, and it was harder for me to remember how to specifically to defeat each character.
Punch-Out!!, for those who don’t know, is a boxing game that follows the career of 17-year-old Little Mac. You take on the role of Mac and your ultimate desire is to become the next big boxing champion. To get to that point, you have to work your way through numerous characters that each have a specific way of punching them out. It’s called Punch-Out!! for a reason.
The other boxers you face start from easy to tough. You will start with a character named Glass Joe, who is a pushover, as he barely hits back and continue all the way to Mr. Dream who is far from a pushover.
The question here is if the game is still fun when playing it for the first time in years. The answer to that question is simple yes. The game holds up after all this time. The game design is solid, the characters are interesting, and the theme music will once again be stuck in your head. Which proves that Nintendo knows how to develop a game and develop it in a way where it can stand the test of time.
One thing I will admit is that the game’s soundtrack does not have a lot of variety, so get used to hear the same thing over and over.
The graphics are very impressive for its time. This is a game running on a system that supports very few bits, yet, you have wonderful, large and colorful character animation that holds up extremely well for the NES.
Diving back into the game, besides from just boxing, there is still some golden lines. Your boxing mentor, Doc, will give you hints on how to beat certain characters. The most annoying part about Punch-Out!! and Doc’s pointers, however, is when he decides to not give you any pointers, but to tell you to join the Nintendo Fun Club today.
Here I am getting beaten to a pulp and all he can say is to join a club that most likely doesn’t even exist anymore. It annoyed me years ago, and does the same today. Nintendo, please tell Doc to get new tips.
With the Nintendo Wii’s Virtual Console, younger gamers can now download this game and other gems from the 80’s and be frustrated with it, like we all were back in the day.
One thing that still remains in the game is its unforgivable game play. Newcomers will be bested by the game’s unforgiving challenges, and will have to get used to be sent back
down the ranks and start over.
Some may be turned off by the infamous challenge Punch-Out!! poses, but this is simply the best boxing game ever made, period. No graphic upgrades or slow motion punches can ever beat the feeling you receive when you load up Punch-Out!!
The controls are still tight and the game play is still hard and addictive, something so many games nowadays fall short of.
Even though it is several years since the game was released, and even with the removal of Mike Tyson, it is still the gold standard of boxing games.

9 OUT OF 10.

Dr. Jones is Back With Aliens

Since it was released on DVD, I dug up my old review of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is the type of movie we all starve for. After summers filled with comedies that aren’t funny; horror movies that bring unwanted terror into our lives, mostly for how bad they are; and anything starring tweens in roles that are two much for them. Indiana Jones makes it all better by allowing all of us to be kids again and you’ll be jumping out of your seat as another adventure with Dr. Jones unfolds.
The movie is set in 1957, which will make it 19 years after The Last Crusade (1989). Henry Jones Jr., played by Harrison Ford, is still teaching at fictional Marshall College and is still going on adventures.
In this movie, we learn in the years that we have left him, he has become a master spy and American hero; this is good because Indy is going to need all that experience to compete against the communists, who are led by one of Stalin’s most respected scientists, Irina Spalko, played by Cate Blanchett.
Spalko is searching for the legendary artifact known as the Crystal Skull. The skull is said to have an immense power and riches to whoever returns it to its proper resting spot in a lost city in the middle of the Amazon.
Spalko comes to a dead end and realizes she needs Jones to lead her and her brigade of soldiers into the lost city. This is only after one of Jones old friends, Prof. Harold Oxely, played by John Hurt, may have found the skull and city, but Spalko can never put his riddled clues together and she hopes Jones can.
As the adventure begins, we see the FBI investigating Jones, causing him to lose his job, and the communists trailing him everywhere he goes. While this is all happening. Jones meets up with Mutt Williams, played by Shia LaBeouf, who brings a letter from someone in Indy’s past, who had been working closely with Professor Oxley. The letter is of course a riddle and once Jones cracks it, Jones and Mutt are off on another Indiana Jones adventure with whip in hand.
Stopping here without revealing anymore of the plot, just know that there are little surprises through the whole thing, so keep your eyes and ears open. Now let’s discuss where the movie stands in this very thrilling adventure series.
Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull does not stray at all from the style of the previous films, it’s a throwback to the 1930s serial movies and it does not forget that. This film never concerns itself with being serious and not like many movies today it allows itself to be just fun and non-realistic. If you go into this movie looking for a dark, older Indy then you don’t know what Indiana Jones is; if you just go in with keeping the older films on your mind you will see all the beauty the movie offers.
Steven Spielberg, of course, returns to the franchise as the director. Spielberg, who has not made a film like this in years, succeeds on numerous levels. He makes sure that he has the perfect amounts of humor, danger, action and, of course, camp. He also brings back true elements of the series that will always be remembered in this franchise such as when Indiana Jones travels we see it drawn out on a map as we see a plane move along its path in the background.
The other great element is the good, old-fashioned action with stuntmen and not computers.
This movie will settle for a fist fight rather than an overly complex computer generated scene. Don’t get me wrong this movie does have computer animation, but not much where it’s over the top.
In addition to the movie’s elements, we still get the same sense of mystery when we go with Indiana Jones to parts of the world that few have explored. A great thing about this movie is Indy is a character that does not use Google, Wikipedia or MapQuest to get to the places where he is going or to crack riddles he’s trying to solve. Indiana has studied for years upon years and has acquired all his knowledge himself. He has to be his own Internet and that’s what we should all respect him for.
The true fans of the series will love to see all the little details thrown into the movie, which act like a tribute to those who can’t be a part of this one. Another cool things I actually getting to hear tidbits about what Indy has been doing during his absence, such as being master spy and American hero. But he also has taken in part of some other things most notably aftermath of the Roswell crash. This is great because it makes Indy feel like a real person.
Harrison Ford is the man who makes this movie special, making us forget he is 65 years old. He never pretends to be young and we hear remarks made about his age, Ford still makes Indy fun, smart and fresh as he was in the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
The only negatives about this film is the villain, Spalko, never really takes off and she never becomes a fully rounded character; the editing in the film can be too quick and left me, a few times, wondering how we got here; and there is one scene in the movie that involves a character swinging from vines like Tarzan.
All and all, the movie is solid even though the ending may be too out there for some people and also for some Indy fans. Yet, this has been one of the best ways to introduce a beloved hero to a new generation.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Jeff Bridges Returns to the World of Tron

Its official, Tron 2 is filming. Jeff Bridges returns to the big screen as computer hacker who in the original was sucked into a video game.
It's being reported that the film will be made within 24 months, which means we'll most likely see Tron 2 in theaters in the year 2010. I believe it will be a 2011 date, because I’ll count in if the movie ever gets delayed.
The movie will be shot in 3-D and Michael Wilkinson will be the costume designer, which I have high hopes for. If you don’t know who Wilkinson is he did the costume work for the upcoming film Watchman and the action-packed film 300.
Jeff Bridges feels pretty positive about the movie after seeing the script. He also feels that the technology is at the right place to make this movie not only about a man who gets sucked into a video game.
With that said I do believe that Tron 2 is going to have some challenges and here they are.
First, I don’t really know many people who still remember Tron, if you ask anyone that is under twenty they always seem to draw a blank. They can market this movie to death, but I do think when Tron 2 comes out people under 20 are still going to be asking “what is Tron?”
Second, the director, Joseph Kosinski, who is he? I looked him up on Internet Movie Data Base and found out that this will be his first movie in the directing chair. He’s also signed up to do the remake of Logan’s Run, so let’s all hope that he is up for the task not only for Tron’s sake but for Logan’s Run as well.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Bond Breaks Records

Britain has reported that the new James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace, has shattered the country's three-day launch record. The record was held by Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. James Bond has gained $25.3 million.
It also set a single day record Friday, earning eight million in just one day.
I know on American standards that these numbers do not stand up, but for Britain these numbers are big. Will James Bond be big in the U.S.? I will say that it will make money, but I don't think it's going to do anything like summer movie, I predict it might pass 100 million here in the United States.
I won't be surprised if Bond breaks records stateside though.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Man of Steel Goes Dark?

After the disappointing Superman Returns, Warner Brothers is talking about either rebooting the Superman franchise or making a darker sequel – and it looks more and more likely that they may go into the direction of a dark story, since The Dark Knight did very well at the box office.
I have problems in making Superman a dark character, because he was never meant to be dark. I know Batman succeeded because of its tone, but that’s what Batman is supposed to be. Batman was a success because someone finally got it right.
Since the beginning Bruce Wayne and his alter ego were more of the edgier comic characters and Clark Kent and his alter ego were always the symbol of hope – why try to change a character after years of being one thing?
A lot of people say that Superman was darker in Frank Miller’s comic The Dark Knight Returns and I beg to differ, he wasn’t dark at all in my opinion. The scenes that Superman had in this comic book were extremely lighter toned and had more of an old patriotic feeling.
I feel like the producers are just looking at what The Dark Knight did and they just all want to cash in on darker storylines. This won’t work for Superman and cause the movie to be yet another disappointment.
Here is a great example, Spider-Man 3, that movie went dark and it missed the mark by a mile. Do you know why Spider-Man 3 missed the mark? Because there is a difference between dark and emo. Plus … the dancing scene, the strutting down the street scene and a total hack job of the character Venom made this movie even worse.
What I’m getting at is that not every comic book character can be dark and not every comic book character needs to be dark.
With all that said I do believe they should abandon the sequel idea and restart the franchise from scratch. Here are some things they should do to make the new Superman movie great.
1.) Enough with Lex Luther, he can be in it but just not as the main villain. I’m sick of seeing him as the main villain, and each time they use him they make him too campy.
2.) Superman does NOT become a gritty character that is held back because of his human restraints. He’s a god character and he should be fighting super villains that have equal power as him. I mean with all our advances in movie making and we still can’t get Superman fighting Brainiac?
3.) Superman is not Batman and they should go in their different directions. That said this movie should be about how Superman is a savior for Earth.
4.) No origin stories, we’ve seen Superman’s origin too many times and we should just start the next movie aware on who he is and where he came from.
5.) More action and less romance, but still enough to make an effective Lois and Clark storyline.