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- Sep 15, 2004
Ugh.... it doesn't have the same tone and style at ALL. Donner's entire philosophy was "versimilitude", making things seem as real as possible. That's why the movie incorporates every day-to-day aspect of 1978 New York(or any big city) it can. This is a hero from cartoons and myths in OUR REAL WORLD.
Returns was the exact opposite of that, self-proclaimedly spending millions to create a modernized version of the 1940s from buildings to cars to clothing.
The reason it feels like a remake is because they quoted dozens of lines, forced the villain to have similar goals, etc.
Whether you agree or not, that was Singer's intention. You may not think it worked, but it's what he wanted to do and I like it for what it is.
I hate this thread. Every time it comes up it's the same damn Kryptonite island argument again. Every damn time. Yes, it is flawed, but this is what Superman does - he tries and he succeeds. It's happened in dozens of stories. He always perseveres.