I am looking forward to this film, but disagree with the following review:
"Nevertheless, this is a film not without controversy. The late Christopher Reeve left shoes so big to fill that its a daunting challenge for even the most seasoned actor let alone a newcomer. The story ignores the events in the last two films and takes place five years after the second one, which has yielded some pretty bold choices in terms of character direction. Everything from the choice of Lois Lane to the film's highly stylised look is ambitious, brave and different from what many might expect and has already yielded much debate amongst the characters most rabid fans."
Superman I and II were good films, albeit cheesy, however the last two were horrific.
I agree in disagreeing with the preview, but in a different way.
The majority of movie goers will look beyond any discontinuities/changes and, in their politeness, are overstating the shoes to fill. In my opinion, the folks obsessed with continuities and styles (beyond entertaining and not entertaining) will see the movie anyway, so shouldn't be the focus of the producers. Make it entertaining, and it will do well. Make it 'accurate' at the cost of entertaining, and you'll very quickly find out the total # of rabid fans is limited. Star Trek movies had a lot of trouble breaking through because they were too fan-focussed, but still made decent money. I suspect the Superman producers are aiming for much more.
Batman Begins (thankfully) broke away from the series and did it well. The first new Batman (Keaton and Nicholson) was also controversial for its style and cast choices, but did very well.
Yeah. Young-ish cast - would have been better had Superman been older. Would have given some weight to the "...I've been gone for a while" sub-story. Also, that costume doesn't age well. Would you take anyone - super or not - seriously wearing a costume & codpiece like that?
Also, the damsel in distress thing has been done to death...
I wonder if it's a byproduct of us getting older... no matter how many times I watch Christopher Reeve in Superman, he always appears older than myself in spite of the fact that I'm older than him now than when he appeared in that movie.