Yes, the world’s greatest and most relatable superhero is finally coming to the big screen. Personally though, I don’t see it being much of a success. I mean, have you seen the trailer for Every Which Way but Loose? I’m sorry, but I just don’t see Superman being better than a movie with Clint Eastwood and an orangutan.
Nevertheless, expectations are high. But I think that if the director of this film… what is his name? Richard Donner? The man who did The Omen? Oh dear. Do we really want a horror film director making a film about Superman? Anyway, if Donner can abide by this list then maybe, just maybe, the film will turn out alright.
DISCLAIMER! The list you are about to read is my own personal opinion. If you disagree, then please feel free to write a letter of complaint. Sorry for the inconvenience.
6. Comic Relief
My chief concern is that the film won’t be funny. After all, this is a film based around a comic book character. The last thing we want is a film that takes itself too seriously. My advice would be to cast a well known comedian in a supporting role.
This way the film will be more amusing for the young’uns. It’s not as if they are going to watch the film just for Superman, after all. I suggest Richard Pryor. After all, he was recently in the excellent musical movie The Wiz. I think that is evidence enough, don’t you?
If by some miracle this film does turn out to be popular then the makers will have to think about future films. And we must remember that the Superman family is a large one. So it makes perfect sense to include Supergirl, at least in a supporting role.
This could pave the way for a spin off film featuring Superman’s cousin Kara Zor-El. Now I don’t know who they would get to play her, but I’m sure, should the project come to fruition, that she will be played by a competent, talented actress who would never besmirch the good name of Superman.
4. No Kryptonite
Seeing as how it is Superman’s only weakness, it would make sense to include it in the film. However, if it is used then it’s all any villain who fights Superman WILL use. I feel that some of the dramatic tension might be lost if that is the case.
But then again, I’m sure that, again if they make more films, they would never resort to overusing Kryptonite. I think we can credit Hollywood’s best and brightest with a little more creativity than that. Imagine what would happen if they did. We might end up with a film depicting Superman going up against a whole mountain of Kryptonite. Preposterous, I know.