April 22, 2005

It's a bird, it's a plane... It's a soap opera actor wearing tights!

The first official picture of Brandon Routh in Superman Returns

There are some costume changes from the comic book version. The overall color scheme is muted, far darker than the primary colors in the original movies and comics. There is the S logo added to the belt. The biggest difference is the chest logo. It's smaller, set a lot higher and is more of three-dimensional plate instead of painted on.

I have no idea why the felt the need to change Superman's look. The original color scheme has done just fine for the last 60 years or so. At least they didn't resurrect this blue nightmare.

Posted by Frinklin at April 22, 2005 05:36 PM

Now I feel all bad that I didn't really care about Superman's stupid tights when you proudly shouted "I posted something, and I want your feedback on the picture!" I suppose the red is a little too "dried blood red" as opposed to "spurting, highly oxogenated red" colored. And the "S" on his chest is oddly rubberized.

Mostly he bothers me because, Superman, while super, is the blandest hero ever. He's a farmboy. He's a journalist. Yeah, yeah, he lost his world and crashed on an alien planet, but still...his only real "torture" was that Lois didn't know his true identity. There have been some trumped up issues as of late (do I save the world or try to just live my life, how do I deal with the people I can't save?) but he still lacks the brooding danger of a Batman or even the amnesia-like existence of a Wolverine.

Posted by: ensie at April 22, 2005 06:22 PM
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