I mean, did you people see Spacey's Lex Luthor?
Unfortunately, yes. A hackneyed performance and general waste of talent. Honestly, for all that Spacey's Luthor was an obvious atavism of Hackman's Luthor, the villains in Superman Returns reminded me more of the old Adam West Batman series. You have your overblown, drama-queen lead bad guy. You have a piece of arm candy who doesn't act remotely vicious enough to be with him, and falls for the hero within ten seconds of meeting him. Then you have a handful of random thugs so that the hero has somebody to ZAM! and KAPOW! Luthor and his hangers-on had no sense of menace about them; petty thugs on a black-green island. I've liked Singer's work elsewhere, but I still cannot fathom somebody who manages to get Kevin Spacey and Parker Posey to fill out his rogues' gallery, then tells Spacey to ham it up and Posey to keep it mellow.
Fictitiously yours, Trent Roman