Sunday, November 14, 2010
Quotes of the Week: My mother lives in Hackensack
Was the "gravitas" of Richard Donner's Superman best expressed by Otis walking along screwing things up to the "Oafish Idiot" theme music? Or was that gravitas at its height when Valerie Perrine begged Superman to save Hackensack, New Jersey? Perhaps that "weight that no other superhero film really has" came from Luthor murdering a Metropolis police detective in cold blood and then the film immediately ignoring that for his comedy real estate scheme (which was such a great idea they recycled it for Superman Returns).
Yeah, The Dark Knight had no gravitas or weight compared to that.
--Snell, responding to Green Lantern screenwriter Greg Berlanti's comment that no other superhero film has had gravitas or weight "except for all the way back to Donner's Superman."
...everyone needs to stop using the word EPIC in place of the word GOOD.