Greg Cox wrote:
Returns wasn't too bad. It was too much of a homage to I and II to be worth a sequel, but I liked it, and Spacey as Luthor.
Exactly. The movie has it virtues (the airplane scene is terrific), but, in the end, it probably coasted too heavily on nostalgia for the Donner film instead of going its own way.
Everyone forgets why Singer now has a lifetime pass as a director where the movie houses are concerned. Superman Returns at one point had every actor under the sun and every director attached to it. They all had clauses in their contracts that stated payment for any submissions or screen tests. There was a rumor Nic Cage walked away with a couple of million and did nothing but read the script. The movie was already 300 million in the hole before Singer attacked pre production. Based on this I thought the end product was a great example of how a director can come thru for both audiences and movie houses. Yeah it could've been better but Singer did the best he could with what he had.
I just heard this stuff, I don't have anything to back it up