So, despite not being a huge superman fan, I managed to blag tickets to the UK premiere in Leicester Square. After the first half I was properly excited: I'd actually managed to engage with a Snyder film (disclaimer: 300 made me all macho, but Watchmen and Sucker Punch both left me cold) - I was actually enjoying the flick.|
Skip to the second half, and it's all been undone. The moment everything kicks off, everyone gets into bullshit dialogue mode, Clark's emotional angst has been solved with a shrug and it's ragdoll fighty time. The effects themselves were fantastic (as was the 3D - no blur here), but by the time Supes is fighting the lady second in command and her huge minder, all the sense has gone out the film, and it plays out like some mindless action trip. Got a problem? Smack it into a building! All the stuff I'd been persuaded to care about was thrown away, the logic on the Kryptonian atmosphere stuff had been blown to hell, and we get to watch the cg fight planners make their puppets dance. I left disappointed.
Other things that bugged me: 1. Dad didn't have to go back for the dog, Clark could have gotten him while dad went to the shelter with mom. 2. OI SNYDER! YOU TOTALLY WASTED RICHARD SCHIFF!