Christopher Reeve Superman movies in ages but I have fond memories of watching them with family and friends growing up. I've watched one of them (I think it was #3) with my kids a few years back. The movie was definitely dated but still fun in it's 80s corny way. Since then I've had fun with the various superman TV Shows (Lois and Clark, Smallville). When they made "Superman Returns" a few years ago I had fun with it, but it didn't really catch the nostalgic enjoyment that I had from the originals. So I was a little anxious about this Man of Steel reboot. The trailer revealed very little of the plot and I'll try to keep my review spoiler free as well though I suspect some high level spoilers might sneak in…I'll make sure there's nothing vital or ultra surprising.
Superman Returns but I'm not sure its quite enough for a successful reboot of the franchise. It's definitely a fun movie but amid other stellar superhero films of the past year or two it's got some stark competition and I'm not sure it stands up as well as it could. I suspect we'll see at least one sequel attempt and they'll probably try to "up their game" which could actually be a strike against them. Superman as a franchise needs more heart and soul and I just don't feel like this film quite captured that though it gave it a good effort.
3 out of 5 stars