Monday, June 26, 2006

Superman Returns

I just returned from a screening of Superman Returns which was an entertaining 2 1/2 hours. The plot seems to take place after Superman 1 and 2 and thankfully ignores Superman 3 starring Richard Pryor. Superman 1 and 2, however, were a long time ago and I am confused about some basic Superman trivia.

1. Does Superman have human organs?
2. Why did Superman leave to go back to find his planet? Why did it take 5 years?
3. Why hasn't Jimmy Olsen or Lois realized Clark Kent is Superman?
4. Why was Lex Luthor put into jail?

You will want to know these answers before you attend. Overall, Superman returns did not contain the psychoanalytic subtext of the Hulk or the emotion of Batman Begins, but if you need to chill in the theater on a hot hot day, Superman will do.

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