I saw Superman Returns last night and I do have to say that I was thoroughly impressed. Part of that was because I wasn't expecting too much, tho. I wasn't sure about Brandon Routh (Clark Kent) or Kevin Spacey (Lex Luther) in their respective roles, but I was surprised. Routh did a great job of playing the dual-hatted role -- he was able to mix the strong, confidence of Superman with the bumbling dorkiness of Clark quite well. Personally, I think this type of role would be a lot of fun because you'd get a chance to play multiple personalities, which is the whole point of acting. I honestly didn't think Spacey would be a good Lex, but I was wrong -- he fit in just fine. I don't think he was extraordinary, but he definitely played the role better than I expected. His odd-ball sidekick, Parker Posey, definitely brought an "interesting" twist, but that's Posey for ya.
One of the things I was most impressed with was how well Routh played Clark (and Superman, for that matter). While watching the movie, I had to admit that there was a very nice similarity between him and Christopher Reeve's Clark, almost 20 years earlier. The similarity made the transition a lot easier.
If you haven't seen the movie, you should definitely check it out. My only complaint was that the suit looked strange to me. I want to say that the "S" was too small. For some reason, I just thought that Routh's stomach looked awkwardly long. Oh well, maybe it's just me.
Just finished season 1 of The Sentinel last night. I remember catching this on the TV every once in a while a few years ago and thought it was
kind of interesting. The synopsis is that Jim Ellison (Richard Burgi) was in the jungle protecting a local tribe and achieved enhanced senses - not super-strength, just the basic 5 (sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch).
There are supposedly 4 seasons, but only the first (10 eps) seem to be available on DVD. I guess I'll have to look into downloading the other 55 eps. If I can't find them, no huge loss.
I just finished watching the first season of Will & Grace. I got roped into this one because my girlfriend wanted to see it and I wanted to see a few other shows - that damn compromise things gets ya every time!
The show isn't that bad, but I wouldn't be upset if I missed it. It can be funny, but I can't think of anything extra good or bad to say, so I'll just leave it at that.
Tru Calling was a short-lived show, but I think it's pretty good. I imagine
the concept got pretty old, which is probably part of the reason it
died off; but it's a good show, nonetheless. The 2nd season (only 6
eps) isn't on DVD, so I need to find torrents or something.