The Superman that almost was

Well it's been about 20 years, but Superman is finally coming back to the big screen in Superman Returns. Though I admit the initial trailers didn't impress me that much, the buzz has been fairly good and I'm seeing a sneak preview tonight, so I'll let you know my thoughts tommorow. But more epic thatn any villain Superman has ever faced was his long and bizarre battle back to the cinema. You can check out the really, really long story here. But I'll post some brief "highlights". Superman as Neo. GAY ROBOTS! No Flying or red tights! Giant polar bear fights! Ashton Kutcher as Superman! A giant mechanical spider! No one would put something that ridiculous in a movie, right???

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But luckily, Bryan Singer finally got his hands on the project, and chose what in the end always works best for comic book films: sticking to the basics. Superman is a timeless character, much like Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, or Spider-Man. He may go through periods where people consider his unrelenting goodness and heroics (as oppossed to more vengeful or amoral heroes) uncool, but part of why he works is that he isn't changed on the public's whim that's going to change next year anyways(or at least when is, the fan reaction is usually so negative that he's quickly changed back).

All right, that's all for now, but here's the SCRUBS CLIP OF THE WEEK:

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