Friday, June 30, 2006

A treatise on the cinematic significance of Superman Returns and the mythological allegories of the subconscious mind, human spirit and other matters

err... I didn't like it, and um.. Superman owes a ton of child support payments... man after a one night stand? poor Lois...

Ms. Mysterious spent the night with Superman

I've been sitting here for the last 10 minutes in front of my computer, watching an empty screen, waiting for the words to come out. What can I say that can fully explain how I feel?
Remember the feeling when you first saw Episode 1? How, at least some of us, after watching it we were still pretty excited? Deep down we knew it sucked, but we were in denial and went back and watched it a couple of times more. Well, I have the same feeling right now. So, let's cut to the chase: Superman Returns was a disappointment.

Months (years?) ago when I knew what the films was going to be about, I really thought it was going to be a problem. I was confident that Bryan Singer would pull it out, though. He did it with Xmen. Twice. But I was wrong. Sort of.

This movie could have been much more, but thanks to the IDIOT plot, it's not. You have 68 years of great story telling, 68 years of mythology. There are certain things that have worked and transcended through out all these years, why changing that?!!! I know things have to evolve, but not on the first attempt after 10 years to bring back one of the most iconic characters of all time to the screen.

One of my biggest complaints it's the kid. Why the hell does Superman has a kid? (yes, I know all about bees and pollen) If it's to show how Superman is not alone, then you're missing the whole point of who Superman is. Yes, he is an alien, but still, even though he's the last one of his race he realizes that OUR world is HIS world now. He is alien as much as he is human. He is part of something that loves and that's why day after day he puts his life on the line to defend it. That's what all should be about! Why ruining it with the stuff of having a superkid, that by the way he urgently needs a haircut.
Plus, including a kid complicates things. If Lois leaves James Mardsen' s character, Superman will be a family wrecker. Plus he owes a great deal of child support to Lois. And THAT my friends, is not who Superman really is. But the hell with it. Let's move to my next complaint.

Lois Lane- Are we talking about the same feisty, brave, careless, pushy, independent, fearless daily planet reporter Lois Lane? Not a chance.
Perry White- Great Ceasars ghost! Where's the passion gone?!
Lex - I love Kevin Spacey, but still, I think his character lacked the passion, brilliance and darkness of what Luthor is. He has some great moments, but still...weak.
Martha Kent - Eva Marie Saint is brilliant as Mamma Kent, but they totally forget about her!

The music - You can't compete against John Williams classic theme. Period. Thank god they actually used it at some point in the movie.

And what's up with that terrible soap opera scene at the hospital? Totally pointless.

I could go on and on, but that would be useless. I am sad because I just saw one great character that brings hope to people being reduced to a mildly entertaining action figure.
But let's stop being so negative. Now the good things:
- I just LOOOVED the opening credits. And John William's Superman theme? WOW. I felt a chill down my spine, and tears almost rolled down my face.
- Watching Superman fly is just amazing. Most of the visual effects are just brilliant. The scene when he's saving the plane from crashing and the one when he's saving Metropolis? WOW. And when he's lifting Kitty's car? Sublime.
-Brandon Routh really impressed me as Clark Kent/ Superman. Besides having a close resemblance to Christopher Reeve, he's also able to transmit that inner power and peace that Superman is suppose to have. (Yeah, I forgive him for not having a six pack)

So yes, Superman Returns will sure give you some nice moments. But if you see it as a whole, the movie just doesn't work, and most of it because of the crappy script. I still can't believe that Bryan Singer, the man that delivered us The Usual Suspects and Xmen 1 & 2, was okay with this story.

I don't know, maybe I expected too much. (Yet I know I didn't. Not really). I really hope that if they're planning to continue with the franchise they will take more time to THINK and write a good script. Although I can't think what they will do now with a kid that has to be included on future stories. Hmm...
And in case you're wondering... Yes. I will go and watch it again. And again. Because in the end, even though if it was just for a second, Bryan Singer made me believe again a man could fly.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

More than meets the eye (8)

Transformers teaser trailer is now online, my dear sinners! It's Michael Bay! It could be fun! Not like other movies with big budgets and a guy in blue tights.... (Okay it's not THAT bad. I'll explain how it was on my next post) In the meantime... Transformeeers!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Spiderman, Spiderman, does whatever a spider can (8)

Oohhh yeaaaaaaah... Spiderman 3 Teaser. Looks pretty awesome if you ask me...Enjoy, sinners. =)

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Before you accuse me, take a look at yourseeelf (8)

Eric Clapton will tour Australia in 2007!!! Yeah BABY!!! Bow to the Lord! Bow my dear sinners! *Ms. Mysterious performs her secret happy dance*

Vote for Lex!

Heh heh... You just gotta love this! Check the new arr... improvements made to the Superman Returns homepage. Also, if you want to check out the world premiere pics click here and here. Just 4 days, 14 hours, 46 minutes muahahahahahahahaaha!!!

This couldn't possibly be true...

According to reports from ain't it cool news, they are planning to adapt DCU: the new frontier to DVD... I don't buy it, they couldn't possibly be this bold, or fun.. This would show a degree of coolness from Warner never before seen in my lifetime...

Please, please, let it be true...

Thursday, June 15, 2006

No more Rose. *sniff*

NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! Billie Piper leaves Doctor Who. But.... but... WHY? WHY, LORD WHYYYYYY????!!!!!!!!!! *Ms. Mysterious collapses on the floor of her apartment*

Live long and prosper you must

Okay, few things in the world could be classified as being worth your while as much as this. :)
see! :)

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Stuff of legends...

What can I say? I can't seem to find words that can describe how I feel every time I watch this show. So, let's put it this way: Doctor Who totally rocks! Mr. Marshmallow and I just watched The Satan Pit and it was just brilliant. And scary. Yes, dammit! I'm get scared pretty easily! But this episode was so brilliantly done that I can't help it. I was biting my fingernails and crushing Omnipotent Puedquito (my powerful plush pig) through all the episode.
I'm still amazed to see how much things have improved since last season. The special and visual effects, the makeup, the direction, the performances, the stories, everything has reached a totally different level since the first new series aired in 2005. I have the time of my life every time I watch a new episode.
So why am I rambling so much about this particular episode? Well, for starters The Satan Pit had a lot of scary elements that reminded me to the Alien movies; a small crew trapped in a ship in the middle of nowhere, slowly chased and killed one by one by the monster (in this case, Satan itself) and by the mind controlled Oods (the creepy thingies with the white ball in the pic). Pure, classy entertainment. On the other hand, Piper and Tennant were just absolutely fantastic as the Doctor and Rose, both saving the day as usual. Damn! I just love this show. I can't believe we're already in Episode 9. Anyway, let's enjoy while we can the rest of the season . I'll have enough time to complain later.

16 days, 13 hours, 17 minutes

I WANT TO SEE SUPERMAN RETURNS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Daaaaaaamn....
Only sixteen days my dear sinners. Get ready to be part of history.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Ooh, sexy Optimus Prime!

Hey! Optimus Prime IS sexy (at least, it was on the cartoon). I'm not much of a Transformers fan, but still, I can't wait to see how they manage to get the them on screen.
(Soon Rob, soon)

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Jack is dead. Long live Jack!

Yeah yeah, I just told you that Jack dies. Hey ALIAS last episode aired on May 22nd. You had time to watch it. Even I took my time to watch the last four episodes, so I apologize (but not really). I have to admit, I enjoyed watching the end of an era. I will really miss the *idea* of Alias. It's so sad that a TV show that used to be so cool at so many different levels, turned out to be a pain to watch. Seasons one and two were awesome, while the third one was mediocre, and the fourth and fifth (we the exception of the last 2 episodes) were just a torture.

The final episode, "All the time in the world" basically wraps up all the stuff about Rambaldi, Sloane's and Spy mommy's end game. I won't say more 'cause there's no point in telling everything that happens in the last episode (although I already told you that Jack dies... hmm -ok more SPOILERS here, people) but let me tell you, don't try to make much sense about the plot. What's worth to watch is Syd and Spymommy kicking the hell out of each other, Sark just being the sexy evil Sark as he usually is, Marshall saving London and Washington from nuclear missiles, and the best of all is to watch spydaddy die, *sniff* *sob* but not after making Sloane REALLY pay for all that he's done in the process. ("You beat death, Arvin," smiles Jack. "But you couldn't beat me." )..muhahahaha! Way to go Jack!!! ( Wait. Jack's dead.. sniff)

So yeah, everyone lives happily ever after (with the exception of Jack, Sloane, Spymommy, useless character no.5 -Tom and Nadia because, they die or are buried alive for all eternity). Alias was once a good show, and that's what it shall be missed. It's good to see that they finally let it die with some dignity.
Now, let's raise our glasses for Sydney Bristow; the once coolest secret agent on TV.

The adventures of Puedco and Pulgoso, part 2 1/4

This is what happens eeevery weekend at my place. Yes, my dear sinners, this is the price I pay for living with two of the most powerful beings on the galaxy, Mighty Pulgoso and Omnipotent Puedco.
Gotta go now. Puedco sent Pulgoso to the phantom zone. Again. *sigh*