Before “Man Of Steel” relaunched the Superman franchise for Warner Bros., the studio had been spent decades working hard figuring out which approach was best in reviving the character. As detailed in our feature 4 Superman Movies That Never Took Flight, projects by Tim Burton, McG, Wolfgang Petersen and George Miller were all considered before the keys were given to Bryan Singer. The result was “Superman Returns,” and there’s a reason it’s not fondly remembered.
Screen Junkies dumps some kryptonite on the movie, which they rightfully call a blend of homage, sequel remake and reboot. Brandon Routh suits up in the spandex but is not particularly memorable in a movie that is fairly dull and dry. But at the very least, the Superman in this film seems to want to rescue people. Watch below and hit up the comments section with your thoughts.