Another thing that really pisses me off is when people use the fact that he doesn't punch anyone to say its a bad movie. That is a very unintelligent answer, sure I would have liked more action but that alone doesn't make it a bad movie. I mean I don't recall him punching anyone in the first two Reeves film save for that one guy at the end of 2.
The funny thing is that the only place I've actually heard "the fact that he doesn't punch anyone was why it sucked" from are Bryan Singer and rampant fans of the movie trying to EXPLAIN why it did poorly at the box office.
The real reason most people think it sucked is some combination of: because it was an awkward movie with a terrible lead actress, unconvincing action sequences, a plot that made no sense, a ridiculous climax, stupid subplots, poor pacing..... it was a sucky movie!
This is the one thing I hate having to explain over and over, was the entire island bright green? No it was a mixture of water ground and kryptonite, so the effects were diluted at best and really only created a large effect when he was standing in the middle of it, he probably was more weakened from the piece Luthor was holding. If it was just a huge chunk of kryptonite he would of passed out in metropolis. Plus when he went to lift it up he flew deep under ground to give himself some protection from it.
You think that *helps* explain the movie?
No, the entire island wasn't made of kryptonite. The point is that it had a LOT of kryptonite, and even a small amount makes him weak. And if just STANDING on a rock with a LOT of kryptonite -without physically exerting himself - is enough to weaken him so much that he can barely stand up and gets the **** kicked out of him by a few nobodies, HOW can he get enough strength to tear the rock out of the bottom of the ocean and then FLY IT INTO SPACE?
Please. It's so retarded that I can't believe you would try and explain it.
He gets just enough strength from remembering his father's inspirational words, and also from the sun (he flew up to it), to move the island off of Earth, even though he knew it would probably kill him to do so.
So floating in front of the Sun for a few seconds gives Superman the ability to use his super-powers beyond anything he's done before even while faced with hundreds of tons of Kryptonite
a few feet away from his face and with an inch of it embedded in his kidney-area.
Nope. Still retarded.
And even if it somehow made sense, look at it from a story-telling perspective. The villain sets up a fairly clever plot designed so that the hero absolutely can't use his usual talents against it. The audience anticipates the hero solving the problem through some clever and fun-to-watch means, giving purpose to the story.
The hero then solves the impossible-to-solve-normally problem by..... solving it normally, just TRYING HARDER. And in this case, this is depicted by him SCRUNCHING UP HIS FACE while he works.
That's our reward. That's the climax we get to see.
How did this movie get made?