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Beware, We Live... -- July 19, 17:20 PM
Lamentation #11 " And now a word from our SPOON!" -- September 26, 1:55 AM
Lamentation # 10 "Victory Gorrammit" -- August 7, 0:16 AM
Superman Returns Review -- August 3, 1:02 AM

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Man, San Diego always takes a lot out of us. So much so, that we had to skip a week just to get our bearings. Rest assured that our bearings have been secured and restored to their proper facilities and we can now return you to your regularly scheduled program.

There's an awful lot to type about what's happened since two Thursday nights ago in San Diego. I'll fill you in on the details later. Right now, I'm just happy to see a completed comic hovering majestically up there where it belongs...

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Superman Returns Review -- Posted by Fernwick on Thursday, August 3 2006, 1:02 AM

Ok, I think its time for another movie review. .

When I was a small child I used to run around with a towel around my neck. It was held on either by tying the end of it, or using a VERY large pin. That's how much I loved Superman. Most of us did that right? No? Was I the only one? Ahem, anyway, I am a bit of a movie and TV buff for those of you who know me. I am known to annoyingly quote movie lines at the drop of a hat. Even if I am the only one who gets the reference. Yes, its that bad. No, I don't care if you don't like it. When I heard they were redoing Superman again as a feature film I was completely against it. I believed that there was no way to match that film. I mean take Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Marlon freaking Brando, and have the movie scored by John Williams, and have the story written by Mario Puzo (The Godfather) and then directed by Richard Donner. I didn't think it could be done. As a side note I was proven wrong last year by a small film called Batman Begins but that's another story

Keep in mind before you see this film of the continuity. This movie is set after the events of Superman II. Five years have passed and then this movie takes place, its basically a do-over for Superman III. So go in remembering the Lois and Superman rendezvous, Lex and Zod in the fortress of Solitude, and THEN this movie happens.

So I take my son, my son who also shares a love of Superman. The lights start to dim, and after a brief opening scene time starts to go backwards for a moment. At that very moment I am a 5 year old kid again, heart pounding as the John Williams score slowly starts. And the credits start to fly towards you almost exactly like the 1978 Superman. For those 5 minutes I had traveled to a place I loved and kudos to Bryan Singer for using the same into and score.

I don't like to give away spoilers. I hate reading a review and feeling as if I already know what's going to happen, so I wont talk about the details. But I will say there are moments, where you forget that its not Christopher Reeve on the screen. Moments where you see Brandon Routh, but HEAR Reeves voice. Moments where you truly believe your watching something special. The casting is right on, Brandon Routh plays the man of steel exactly as he should. I think Lois is a bit dry, but she is a decent placeholder. Kevin Spacey as Lex, I don't need to say another word on that one. Just one will do... DAMN. Special effects are good, CGI still has a long way to go but its good enough. I was mesmerized until the last half an hour where I would say that its just too much too fast. It just seems as if it was stopped short. But I must say you cannot miss this film if you liked the original. It doesn't quite make it to the heights reached by the original Superman, but its about 75% of the way there, and that's saying quite a bit. I would say its a solid B. An exceptional addition to the series, and hopefully the start of a new and worthy franchise.

(See the movie ended just like that review, too fast at the end, annoying isn't it?)


Lamentation # 10 "Victory Gorrammit" -- Posted by Fernwick on Monday, August 7 2006, 0:16 AM

FINALLY. Now, I just gotta get him to do Serenity too...hehehehehe.

Fernwick


Lamentation #11 " And now a word from our SPOON!" -- Posted by Fernwick on Tuesday, September 26 2006, 1:55 AM

I just felt it was fitting. And a total rip of the IT. Perhaps it will work as a JOLT to the chest of a man whose heart has gone into palpitations. Or maybe its just time to put the sheets on the furniture. Sniff....


Beware, We Live... -- Posted by Mike on Sunday, July 19 2009, 17:20 PM

What was will be! What is will be no more! Now is the season of The Idiot Testament!

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