Thursday, January 29, 2015

Super Chronicles

Jesse Hassenger considers the highs and lows of the original Superman film franchise and how they helped to lay the groundwork for today’s big screen comic book superstars:

“The superhero boom of the past decade-plus had previous movies to learn from, with the Superman series leading the way in both sturdy classicism and oft-repeated blunders, from the origin-heavy Superman to the mission-creep sloppiness of Superman III. As a character, Superman offers a formula that may be easier to tweak than to follow; his virtue can seem so simple, and his powers so vast, that finding a story to challenge him becomes deceptively difficult.”

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