Friday, December 29, 2006

"One of the Biggest Disappointments of 2006"

Sure we've been saying this for over 5 months now, so for that to come from us, it wouldn't mean a whole heck of a lot. However when that comment is coming out of the mouth of someone at a nationally respected publication, people will sit up and take notice. And when said publication just so happens to be owned by Warner Brothers, well then that's really telling and pretty darn humorous if you ask us. That's right folks, Entertainment Weekly has come out with their list of the biggest disappointments in entertainment for the year 2006, and guess who's near the top of the list? Yup you guessed it, neither your friend or mine, Singerman!

Here's a few choice quotes from EW's Assistant Managing Editor, Dawnie Walton:
"Cut to opening weekend, me asleep in a theater. I checked out around the time someone exposition'ed that Lois Lane (a limp Kate Bosworth) had won a Pulitzer — a Pulitzer! — for some petulant, woman-done-wrong essay titled ''Why the World Doesn't Need Superman.'' When I woke up, Kevin Spacey was screaming at me, and former soap star Brandon Routh was doing something amazingly tedious with a huge floating island of Kryptonite. I wouldn't have minded if the movie had been merely bad — it would've given me something to talk about/make fun of with my husband on the walk home from the theater — but Superman Returns was just... boring. And is there anything worse than that?"
Well she certainly hit the proverbial nail on the head! I don't think there's anything else that we can add to that which hasn't already been mentioned here. The fact that something like is getting published by a WB entity leads me to believe that there's just a bit of a difference of opinion among some of the major players at WB as far as Singerman is concerned.


Anonymous said...


Someone give this women a Pulitzer! The editor who put that no hit wonder Routh on the cover of EW proclaiming SR to be the biggest film of the last summer has probably just written the most accurate review of SR ever!

Richard said...

I knew this would be the case behind the scenes at WB. Some of the smart ones there must actually see there was something way off about aping donner for a superman film made nearly three decades later. Hello! Bad idea! Let's not even get into superboy. On a very basic level a film with superman in the title being boring as this really should be a huge red flag that WB needs to go back to the drawing board. They probably won't though. Prepare to relive the past, my friends.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this movie is getting dumped on at the end of the year, like it should have been dumped on in july.

Not only Bosworth, but Routh, should, and deserve to get dumped on.

Bosworth at least will problably have a show on a bad U.S. network in eight years or so, but Routh, his career is sinking faster than the Titanic did.

Bad movie, bad writing, bad acting by the younger cast, except for the dude who played Jimmy.

Can't we just let this movie, and the horrific sequel to come, just die already.

Anonymous said...

"Wow, this movie is getting dumped on at the end of the year, like it should have been dumped on in july."

Agreed, what was EW thinking giving this movie even a slightly good review. Most of the original review was negative, but they still gave it a B+ for nostalgia sake? Talk about needling your underlings WB.

"Bad movie, bad writing, bad acting by the younger cast, except for the dude who played Jimmy."

Again, agreed. Jimmy was the only fun character in this depress-fest.