I have been feeling dubious about the new Superman movie ever since Tim Burton expressed an interest in doing one and wanting to cast Nicholas Cage...NICHOLAS CAGE and felt rather pleased when I realized it had gotten stuck in development hell.
Now however, it seems to be getting made...and holy cow...I like the director...and holy cow, they went with an unknown (and he's got brown eyes instead of blue, but I can live with that,) ...and okay, I'm a purist, I like the old shield better but I also recognize nobody else can even really tell the difference.
Today though, they have unveiled the new superman costume...and...I...don't...hate...it.
I don't mind the darker colors of the boots and the cape and I suspect they are going for the older Max Fleisher look with the smaller shield (I like the larger one myself, but at least they're not going total old school and putting a black background on the shield) ... in fact my only two quibbles are...I don't like the mini shield on the belt and I don't like the neckline and how the cape tucks in. At least they didn't put him in some leather armored gear like they did with Batman as well as The X-Men. Superman doesn't need armor. Bullets bounce off HIM...not his suit.
Now I'm going to wish John Williams was doing the music and please, please, please, please don't full the soundtrack with a bunch of "hip and cool" flavor of the month groups. Do a SCORE dammit!
Yes. Yes, I'm geeky.