I liked this one a lot better than the original movies. Clark Kent has a real personality. Kate Bosworth is a much better Lois Lane than Margot Kidder and Kevin Spacey is perfect as a much more ruthless Lex Luthor. This movie seems to revitalize the Superman series the same way as Batman Begins has done for Batman.
In this one, Superman is caught up in a triangle with Lois, her son and her "fiancée" whom her son refers to as "Dad." The fiancée happens to work at the Daily Planet and becomes fast friends with Clark. Not to give anything away but besides Superman saving Lois and her fiancée, Lois and the fiancée have to save Superman.
There is a real touching moment when Lois' son draws a picture of Superman holding onto the fiancée, who is holding onto Lois and the son. When Superman first left Earth, Lois was upset that he left without saying goodbye so she wrote an article "Why the World Doesn't Need Superman," for which she wins the Pulitzer. All during the movie she tries to distance herself from anything about Superman, preferring to cover a large blackout story instead. Of course, by the end of the movie she will end up writing "Why the World Needs Superman."
Forget all the flaws and the negative reviews. This one delivers!
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Singer, who made a strong impression among comic-book fans for his work on the X-Men franchise and directed Spacey in The Usual Suspects, brings both a fresh eye and a sense of respect to the world's oldest superhero. He borrows John Williams's great theme music and Marlon Brando's voice as Jor-El, and the story (penned by Singer's X-Men collaborators Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris) is a sort-of-sequel to the first two films in the franchise (choosing to ignore that the third and fourth movies ever happened). The humorous and romantic elements give the movie a heart, Singer's art-deco Metropolis is often breathtaking, and the special effects are elegant and spectacular, ...