Well our summer movies are now coming out and this summer we have a new Superman. It wasn’t that long ago (2006) that Hollywood tried releasing what they were hoping would be another successful Superman franchise much like the Christopher Reeve franchise was ( four films from 1978-1987).
Yes the Christopher Reeve Superman’s were fun (well the first couple ones were) and had talent with Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor and Margot Kidder as Lois Lane and a cameo by Marlon Brando.
But the 2006 Superman Returns just plain sucked. Not even Kevin Spacey or Parker Posey could save this film much less Brandon Routh who played him.
Fast forward to 2013 and here we go again with another try. Well if you have seen the photo’s of the new Superman it’s quite obvious he’s HOT. The new lead will be played by Henry Cavill and Russell Crowe will play Jor-El. Kevin Costner plays the all American father figure this time Jonathen Kent. As it opens this weekend let’s just hope this film captures that feel good super hero feeling and that maybe we will get to see more of the new hunk playing him in a sequel.