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Happy birthday Bryan Singer!
I just want to say happy birthday to the amazing director Bryan Singer, the creator of Superman Returns.
 
djintheuk
Happy Birthday to Singer! For whom I too am grateful for Superman Returns.

Dj in the UK
 
Happy birthday Mr. Singer! Fight to make "Man of Steel"!
 
PScottMorgan


Lol! Grin

Haven't seen that one for a while!

Yep, happy Birthday Bryan. (I wonder if the door hit him on the way out of the Superman franchise?!)
Easy Miss, I've got you...
 
Utah13
PScottMorgan wrote:


Lol! Grin

Haven't seen that one for a while!

Yep, happy Birthday Bryan. (I wonder if the door hit him on the way out of the Superman franchise?!)


wow LOL, That pic sums up Superman Returns perfectly. Thanks again Singer.
 
Utah13 wrote:
PScottMorgan wrote:


Lol! Grin

Haven't seen that one for a while!

Yep, happy Birthday Bryan. (I wonder if the door hit him on the way out of the Superman franchise?!)


wow LOL, That pic sums up Superman Returns perfectly. Thanks again Singer.



HOLY RIGHT-ON-THE-MONEY BATMAN!!!

ROTFLMAO!!!!!

New actor for the Superman Reboot! No more Routh or Singer!
 
Rosszul
Ahriman wrote:
Utah13 wrote:
PScottMorgan wrote:


Lol! Grin

Haven't seen that one for a while!

Yep, happy Birthday Bryan. (I wonder if the door hit him on the way out of the Superman franchise?!)


wow LOL, That pic sums up Superman Returns perfectly. Thanks again Singer.



HOLY RIGHT-ON-THE-MONEY BATMAN!!!

ROTFLMAO!!!!!

New actor for the Superman Reboot! No more Routh or Singer!


LOL, Just make Superman Returns go away, forever.
 
johnnyfog
LOL, you guys!

(its funny because everybody hates Singer irrationally! tee hee)
 
johnnyfog
Maybe so, but it's awfully mean. You people seem to think he's the Joel Schumacher of the Superman world. He was given a dated script which bent over backwards to appease those who were mourning the Reeves (not just one, but two of them!) and that curmudgeon Donner. What did you expect?

Annoying kid > rubber nipples
 
NeoRanger
Singer had an awfully large input in the story. The Return storyline, Jason, Richard, the Jesus metaphors, the love for the Donner films... pretty much every aspect of SR that gets heat was his decision. He doesn't get blamed for no reason; if anything, it was his writers that got the short end of the stick.

Ironically, he'd be better of being the Schumacher of the Superman franchise. At least then, he could blame it on the studio. On the contrary and unlike Schumacher, the guy never got any responsibility for the movie's failings. He didn't even admit that a "Director's Cut" version should exist, despite the unanimously sloppy editing.

Edited by NeoRanger on 24/09/2008 18:12

 
johnnyfog
He doesn't get blamed for no reason.


....seriously? He actually approved all of those cliches? All 900 of them?

Well, in that case send him to the gallows. If its true, anyway.
 
NeoRanger
He didn't approve them; he came up with them.
 
johnnyfog
Frankly, I don't believe you. I''m not entirely ignorant of SR's production, and I seem to remember that Singer wrote the first draft of the script. Then again, his first draft included Zod. So who knows how much he contributed to the final script. Maybe only fragments of his ideas survived to see the end.

I know he messed up big time with the suit, but keep in mind he's a Silver Age kinda guy. And alas, there are many, many, many others who agree with him on that note, especially if they grew up in the 70's.

Edited by johnnyfog on 24/09/2008 19:18

 
Utah13
I think Singer did his best. He had a tough job. I?m really glad he had his chance, because the next director will have a very good understanding of what not to do. For me 95% of the problem was actors, Sups Suit and the Kid. I would guess Singer had 100% of control over that.
 
ChurchDoesTex
You wanna know what's even funnier than that picture of Supes in heals? A bunch of sheep who use a Happy Birthday thread as a chance to berate Singer.

Why don't you send him a birthday card with a note inside that says, "You suck!"

Real classy gentlemen. Why hasn't this thread been shutdown or moderated yet?

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Utah13
baaaah baaaah
 
johnnyfog
Singer considers Superman I a "classic", but then again it was the big movie when he was growing up. So I suppose he can't fathom remaking it. We have to remember (I've said this countless times now) that just because a movie stars a comic book character doesn't mean that fans of the old version won't take offense. It isn't like James Bond (and keep in mind, there's still people who refuse to acknowledge anyone but Connery) where you can have a revolving door of actors. Any new movie will essentially erase the original version from public memory. That's what made Singer squeamish. The least we can do is try to understand that.

Edited by johnnyfog on 25/09/2008 18:35

 
NeoRanger
A man's work is judged by the results, not his intentions. I have no doubt that he had the best of intentions and, like any other fanboy -ourselves included- he made the movie he dreamed about.

But that's just as far as it goes. From there on, he made a battery of decisions that left a large portion of people very unhappy. And these decisions are going to become subject of criticism.

Fortunately so far, even the most hostile of people in here have yet to start calling him names and hope his dies a horrible death. His movie, on the other hand...
 
johnnyfog
I was offended by how Superman was portrayed and it wasn't in the parts that were "remade".


If he stole parts from Superman I to make SR, how can you be offended by his Superman since he is basically the same Supes from 1978?

I think you're mistaking Singer's homage with creative theft. He chose not to remake Superman. Bad choice? Probably. But the whole idea was to recreate the Reeve/Kidder experience. In that respect, in was a massive success!! which is why nobody likes it.
 


What makes this picture funny, in my eyes, is that everyone was mad at the boots being "too short".
 
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