Saturday, June 4, 2011

Just for a lark: Whom Do You Prefer?


The new Superman is Henry Cavill.
 He's okay. Good but not great.


 I much prefer Brandon Routh from a few years ago in SUPERMAN RETURNS, though the screenplay left a lot to be desired and Kevin Spacey (whom I normally like) RUINED the film.


But, for me, the one and only Christopher Reeve was - is - Superman.


Not George Reeves. He was okay way back when we didn't know any better.


But I do love Max Fleischer's early graphic Superman cartoons to this day.

Who do you like best? Will you go see the new SUPERMAN movie?

18 comments:

  1. Can only be the late but great Christopher Reeve, as far as I'm concerned, but Brandon Routh did a worthy job stepping into Mr Reeves' shoes (or should that be 'donning the Red cape?)

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  2. I don't get why there has to be a third Superman incarnation. I mean, what's the point? Besides making money that is.

    Oh, wait, I answered my own question. :)

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  3. Christopher Reeve yes!

    However, when I was a kid, George Reeves was Superman to me. He and all of the actors who played Jimmy Olson and Lois Lane were part of my life then.

    I don't even remember who played those cheracters with Christopher Reeve, except Margot Kidder was in the mix somewhere.

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  4. Jackie Cooper played Perry White. That I definitely remember from the Christopher Reeve movie. Margot Kidder played Lois Lane.

    Yeah, I watched the George Reeves SUPERMAN once upon a time. But looking back it simply could not compare, even in memory, with the Christopher Reeve SUPERMAN.

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  5. I got to go along with George Reeves and the gang from many decades ago.

    It's "Whom." It's the object of the verb "prefer;" therefore, it must be in the objective case. "Who" is nominative case. [g]

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  6. Whatever you say, Fred. I thought it was 'whom' but wasn't sure. :)

    Okay two votes so far for George Reeves...!

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  7. But, I have to admit that Christopher comes in at a very close second.

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  8. I agree RE: Henry Cavill. He is very handsome indeed but I am not sure how I feel about him being the man of steel. I liked Brandon Routh in Superman Returns and of course I grew up on Christopher Reeve.

    I actually did not mind the George Reeves' television version of Superman.

    In other words I do not think I have any absolute favorite, but am not certain about this latest incarnation of the character. I guess we will have to wait and see.

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  9. I remember watching George Reeves as Superman on the Night Flight series that USA Network did ages ago. Then he ws the only Superman for me. Once I started watching the Christopher Reeves movies, I fell in love with the character all over again. I think they both brought a lot to the role.

    I also enjoyed Dean Cain as Superman in the Lois & Clark TV show. I never watched Smallville so I don't have anything to say about Tom Welling

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  10. iluvcinema: Yes, I think a 'wait and see' attitude is the wisest course. :)

    George Reeves was fine - in his day.I always liked Lois Lane, but can't remember the actress's name. Always liked her fetching little hats. I also always liked the guy who played Perry White and the guy who played Jimmy Olsen. It was a good cast. Well, maybe I liked the show better than at first I thought...

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  11. Ryan: Dean Cain. How could I forget him? He made for such a gorgeous Superman. That was a pretty good show. I never watched SMALLVILLE either, don't know anything about it.

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  12. Just a thought:

    When I think of the supporting cast, Perry, Lois, Jimmy, I always picture the George Reeve cast. I can't even bring to mind the supporting cast for Christopher Reeves, even though I can bring him to mind.

    I wonder if my preference is partially based on what I see as a stronger supporting cast for George Reeve.

    George Reeve: good portrayal with a strong supporting cast.

    Christopher Reeves: good portrayal with a weak supporting cast.

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  13. My wife would say Chris Reeve and I must agree with her. SUPERMAN II is still the best of the movies. And you're about SUPERMAN RETURNS--Kevin Spacey, who's a fine actor, did indeed ruin it.

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  14. Fred: I can visually remember the Christopher Reeve supporting cast as well as the George Reeves cast. I can only remember a couple of names in either cast.

    It's possible too that watching the tv show every week imbedded the cast in our minds.

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  15. Ricky, I'm glad you agree with me about Kevin Spacey. I blame the director for allowing him to over-act. It's up to the guiding hand to rein in an actor running amok. Or so I would think.

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  16. Yvette,

    That's very possible.

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  17. George Reeves and Chris Reeve are both Superman for me. Different but equal portrayals. And George Reeves Clark Kent was actually a strong confident reporter unlike the bumbling albeit well meaning bafoon of the Chris Reeve films. But both were perfect for their time.

    I will certainly see the new film and so will everyone else including the people who are complaining.
    Superman is well Super and when you're a fan you are a fan.

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