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Watch: Before You See 'Man Of Steel,' Remember Everything Wrong With 'Superman Returns' In 6 Minutes

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by Kevin Jagernauth
June 6, 2013 10:47 AM
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Superman Returns

Man, you gotta feel a bit for Brandon Routh. It was only seven years ago that he was given the duty to play Clark Kent and reboot the Superman franchise in Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns" and well... that didn't quite work out...

Another one of those "Everything Wrong With..." videos (the lesser cousin to "Honest Trailers") has surfaced, this time picking apart "Superman Returns" in six minutes. Nothing is spared here, not even Marlon Brando's famous voice-over that the studio negotiated to use with his estate, though to little lasting effect. Really, the whole endeavor was pretty misguided from the casting downward, but here's a reminder why Warner Bros. decided to scrap plans for a sequel that was looking at bringing Brainiac and Bizarro in as possible villains, with Singer directing again.

After that, check out this kinda dorky but kinda endearing clip of a drummer adding his own beats to the trailer music for "Man Of Steel." It's not half bad. And in case you forgot, Superman flies high again on June 14th. [The Wrap/Comic Book

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9 Comments

  • JJ | June 8, 2013 12:57 PMReply

    Saw Man of Steel friday morning at special screening, and I'm sad to report it was a disapointment.

  • NO | June 6, 2013 3:34 PMReply

    That was a ridiculously terrible video.

  • Matt Goldberg | June 6, 2013 1:34 PMReply

    I'm fine with people having problems with Superman Returns. I have problems with it. But when you're calling out the number of Scrabble titles, I no longer have any reason to take the rest of your arguments seriously. Your nitpicks have received the same level of attention as any legitimate qualm with the movie.

  • bohmer | June 6, 2013 12:42 PMReply

    I'm sure Man of Steel will be fun but I liked Singer's version. To forget that shitty video they posted here, check this one out:

    http://vimeo.com/51068376

  • tristan eldritch | June 6, 2013 1:04 PM

    Thanks for that link, faith in human intelligence temporarily restored!

  • tristan eldtritch | June 6, 2013 12:30 PMReply

    God, I HATE the fucking assholes who make these videos. While Singer is working on X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, this basement fungous is going over very letter on a scrabble board in SUPERMAN RETURNS. RETURNS was muddled in terms of its plot, but very graceful as a drama. That's probably was what was wrong with it for most viewers - it was more about characterization than loud spectacle. I'm sure Snyder and Nolan will rectify that.

  • Glass | June 6, 2013 12:24 PMReply

    That drum cover video makes me want to launch a full scale attack on YouTube's servers. The drum cover's pretty cool, the video is as douchey as it gets...

  • CB | June 6, 2013 11:11 AMReply

    What an annoying, predictably fast-talking American tool.

  • Dan | June 9, 2013 4:11 PM

    Y'see what happens when a franchise is rebooted, people start dumping on previous unjustly, the same when the Amazing Spider-Man was release Marc Webb was to make up for Sam Raimi's awful films (not my words though Spider-Man 3 was disappointing). I had some issues with Superman Returns in that it's an unofficial sequel to Superman II, yet it's own film and part remake, the one point where I agree with this guy, which I always questioned was both Clark and Superman disappear for 5 years then both return at the same time. I really feel sorry for Brandon Routh, a great choice cast for the wrong reason, I like Cavill (now) for role but I wonder if he was given more leeway for the role the possibilities...

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