#1 Movie of All-Time
#1 Romantic Comedy
#1 Movie Character
|Directed by:||Zack Snyder|
|Written by:||David Goyer|
|Cast:||Julia Ormond, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Henry Cavill, Laurence Fishburne, Harry Lennix, Christopher Meloni|
|Genre:||Action, Adventure, Comic Book, Science-Fiction|
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To me, the perfect Hollywood casting is Christopher Reeve as Superman. HUGE credit goes to Richard Donner, Lynn Stalmaster and anyone else involved in the gamble of putting in an unknown in those big red boots. Reeve just looked like he came right out of a comic book. I know that other actors came before and after Reeve, but I honestly doubt that screen magic will never come close to being duplicated again. George Reeves was well before my time. In SUPERMAN RETURNS, I thought Brandon Routh did an exceptional job playing Supes and especially Clark Kent. Routh had mannerisms and qualities that, at times, seemed like he was channeling Christopher Reeve. In the end, he still came up short compared to Christopher Reeve. The jury is still out [though not that far off now] on Henry Cavill in this year’s MAN OF STEEL. I’m keeping an open mind, to not do so would be unfair, but Christopher Reeve was not only born to play Kal-El…it’s simply the smartest, riskiest, and absolutely most perfect casting in a movie to date.
Christopher Reeve was, and always shall be Superman. Never forget.