Re-watched this in the same night as Just One of the Guys.
Put this on in the background while my wife, sis-in-law, and father-in-law played an "escape room" "board game" and I think we all ended up getting at least a little distracted by the movie.
Definitely "of the '80s" and it's interesting to watch it from the current period in time since it's of that genre of movies designed for male gaze, but it still expresses some thoughts on cross-dressing, bullying, and so on in a "making medicine palatable" kind of…
I love trippy mind-benders and unreliable narrators, and this had a teensy-bit of the former and a lot of the latter.
So you'd think I loved this movie, and to a point I actually kind of did. And then the ending happened. Ugh. I don't think I've ever gotten so into a movie and then walked away thinking "what a bummer."
Anyway, the movie starts with a guy waking up in the hospital. He's just endured some trauma that he…
It's hard to talk about this movie without first acknowledging the reviews -- the majority of which declare this to be an awful movie, somewhere between worst movie ever and worst recent superhero film. And so I'll start by saying they're all wrong.
I loved the movie, but I knew I would. Superman is my favorite hero, and I've loved him whether it was George Reeves or Christopher Reeve or even, yes, Brandon Routh. (For the record, Henry Cavill is…