New Superman vs New Batman

July 6, 2006 at 10:19 pm 1 comment

My opinion? (As if you care.) No contest. Not in a battle between them, like duh. Superman would kick Batman’s winged butt to the curb. But in terms of quality, the new Batman takes the bat scat.

I just saw the new Superman Returns movie and it was good. Lois Lane was a bit off, but still the movie had lots of appeal and it was a great story. Very entertaining and I never felt like I couldn’t wait for the movie to end, despite downing the 32 oz. bladder buster less than half way through the movie. But it was nothing even close to the dark-knight-kicks-butt movie that Batman Begins was. When it comes to comic book movies, they will all have to measure up to Christian Bale’s performance in Batman Begins.

BB was the most fantastic comic book movie ever made. I think that what made that movie was it’s total believability. Everything in the movie felt like it could really happen. There weren’t any shiny-roundy-and-couldn’t-possibly-be-real props like in the previous Batman movies. The Batmobile? Come on. Please. The tumbler? Oh hell yeah.

The new Superman, Brandon Routh, is pretty good as a Superman. It was a bit hard to follow in the beginning as it’s sort of an in-between movie, rather than a sequel or a prequel. It picked up though pretty quickly though and didn’t fail to meet expectations. (I have learned though not to go in expecting too much.)One thing I would note is that I don’t feel like it told much of a story. It was a short clip in the life of a few big characters, unlike Batman, which told the story of a man’s life and rise to super-hero status.

But overall, I enjoyed it and felt like I got my money’s worth. And I paid full price.


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  • 1. Kendall  |  July 8, 2006 at 9:21 pm

    Great review!

    Batman Begins was better ,true, but the new Lois more than just off, she was a tired flat tire.


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