Roger Ebert: “This is a glum, lackluster movie in which even the big effects sequences seem dutiful instead of exhilarating. The newsroom of the Daily Planet, filled with eccentricity and life in the earlier movies, now seems populated by corporate drones. Jimmy Olsen, the copy boy, such a brash kid, seems tamed and clueless. Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth) has lost her dash and pizzazz, and her fiance, Richard White (James Marsden), regards her like a deer caught in the headlights. Even the editor, Perry White (Frank Langella), comes across less like a curmudgeon, more like an efficient manager.”
Turan hates it too. Maybe I won’t see this opening day.
Then again, 79% at Rotten Tomatoes, with many comparisons to Spider-Man 2.
I can understand Ebert’s letdown, what with those golden memories of Garfield: Tale of Two Kitties still dancing around in his head.