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Question: Is it just me or did the makers of Superman Returns take the iconic "Big Blue Boy Scout" and turn him into the World's Mightiest Deadbeat Dad?
And just how old is the boy? Obviously Superman didn't know he existed. So he wasn't born when Superman left. Lois couldn't have even been showing else Superman would have known and my guess woulld have put off his trip. So at the oldest the boy had to be less than five years old. Four year olds don't attend school that teach reading and gym.
Did anyone else see this as more of a chick flick than an action adventure film? Sure there were lines that paid homage to the first Chris Reeve film but essentially the movie was "Lois Lane's Baby's Daddy". He returned. He saved some people. He had his heart broken by Lois who couldn't commit to Richard (but continues to lead him on without marrying him). Gets his butt severly kicked by Luthor's henchmen (who unsatisfyingly expire without Superman getting payback) and to top it off he almost dies. Some return.
As a side note I may have to add Kate Bosworth to my list 13 Famous Women Who Could Walk Barefoot Over My Face. As much film time as her bare feet got in Superman Returns you'd think Quentin Tarantino had shot it.