I took in the latest effort at Superman at the multiplex this afternoon. There are many boxes ticked:
- very competent cast
- fine videography
- good continuity
- nearly flawless CGI
- clever re-imagining of the origins story
- more explosions and body-count than ever.
And, the actions sequences came across as next-generation Transformers scenes.
And, the music was often too heroic, in the Wagnerian sense!
And, Superman was just a little...no, a lot...too messianic for my tastes!!
I am expecting there will be at least one sequel...featuring arch-enemy Lex Luthor, who was "advertised" on the sides of a couple of exploding trucks...but cannot see a major franchise developing unless the main characters get a hell of a lot more depth at their next outing.