2000s, 3/4, Action, Adventure, Bryan Singer, Fantasy, Review

Superman Returns

#5 in my ranking of the theatrically released Superman films. Batman Begins came and went to great fanfare, and Warner Brothers needed someone to help them reboot the long-neglected Superman franchise. Who better than Bryan Singer, the man who made the well-received first two X-Men movies? It helped that he was a big fan of… Continue reading Superman Returns

0.5/4, 1980s, Fantasy, Review, Sidney J. Furie

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

#12 in my ranking of the theatrically released Superman films. The Salkinds sold their ownership of the film rights to the Superman character to Cannon after the dual financial failures of Superman III and Supergirl, and Cannon pushed out a rushed, incomplete, overlong mess of a vanity project for Christopher Reeve to keep him in… Continue reading Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

1980s, 2000s, 3.5/4, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Review, Richard Donner

Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut

#1 in my ranking of the theatrically released Superman films. It's interesting, but I really feel like every element of Donner's director's cut of his film that was taken from him with only 75% of the material shot is an improvement over the original except the ending. The ending is just as dumb as the… Continue reading Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut