Sunday, April 24, 2005

About Superman

Ok, we've all seen Brandon Routh in the new Superman costume. As soon as it hit the web on Friday, folks were scrambling to make a comment amd still are. USA Today was the first to have the photo saying "Bryan Singer famously changed the fluorescent spandex suits of the X-Men into dark, leather-like uniforms for those movies — both of them smashes that sold more than $364 million in tickets. But on Superman Returns, he says, he wanted "something classic." That it is, staying close to the comics, but adding tweeks like the S shield becomeing smaller and the insignia on the belt buckle. Also, the costume is shaded darker than the brighter colors for the other costumes and the comics.

The one thing though that folks notice the most though is the fact thart there's no pading in the outfit. That is 100% Routh in that suit. Chris Reeve had his padded. So did Dean Cain and all the other Superman before him. Even Tobey McGuire was padded out as Spider-Man. The thing is it may be the suit that makes him look super, but it's the guy on the inside that makes it all work. Despite what others may say (Pandora), I think the Brandon will do a great job. We've got until June 2006 to see if a man can fly...Again.

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