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Why the Fuck is SUPERMAN RETURNS 157 Minutes Long?

Why the Fuck is SUPERMAN RETURNS 157 Minutes Long?

My future’s so bright…

Can someone please explain this length thing to me? Because now that I know, I’ll be spending my Fourth of July weekend manning the BBQ, relaxing in the sun, visiting with loved ones, re-reading Gravity’s Rainbow or doing a double of Click and Garfield instead.

Further, could someone please explain why Caryn James hasn’t done some follow-up work to her uber-brilliant piece on Malick from last Winter where she deduced that all the big serious dramatic pictures of the season were overburdened with idiotic contrivances like plot and characters leaving them all 20 minutes too long? Is someone afraid of missing out on the next big Warner Brothers junket invite?

Thx. Best,


P.S. I suppose if Béla Tarr had directed Superman Returns instead of Hackforce One, I’d probably shut up and buy a ticket…

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