Okay, I must confess that everything I’ve seen and heard so far about Superman Returns has left me lacking in whelm. I’m not Supes’ biggest fan to begin with, but the trailer left the film looking slow, plotless and essentially like a retread of the first two Superman movies with younger actors. However, this is a damned pretty poster; in its own way as iconic an image of the character as the Batman Begins poster which impressed me.
It has style, composition and most of all it captures the sense of wonder that makes Superman work on those rare occasions when I find him interesting. It’s also the first time that I’ve felt Brandon Routh looked like Superman and not like some guy in a silly outfit. I suspect this may be because I can’t see his face.