Saturday, February 24, 2007

Mailbag: February 24th

Been a bit busy the past week or so, but wanted to take the time to answer a few of the deluge of emails we've gotten recently about our views on certain hot topics regarding Singerman, etc. Instead of emailing readers back and forth, we thought we'd just address the most common comments/questions here on the blog. We did this once before back in August and figured we'd give it another shot here since the emails picked up again.

So now let's get on to the mailbag (user names and emails have been omitted to protect the innocent):
"Hey! I cant believe this blog is still up and running and still getting so many comments! Kudos to you on the dedication. I think the blog has actually outlived the interest in this crappy movie. If they feel the need to punish us with a sequel, I'll look forward to getting the "real news" here."
Thanks, and that's the beauty of these things I guess. There's so much that goes on now with films after the theatrical release between the DVD's, financials, awards, etc. that there's usually something every couple of days worth noting. Plus the fan response has been great, and knowing there are a LOT of people out there who share our feelings about this keeps us going.
"I was just wondering whether or not you post on any Superman-related message boards on the Net like SuperHeroHype, Supermanhomepage, BlueTights (LOL), etc. and what your screen name was?"
Posting on message boards isn't really our thing. Every once in a while we'll peruse a couple of them just to see fan reaction to certain things, but we've never had a serious urge to really post much. There seems to be a lot of vitriol on message boards (especially on one certain board anytime we post anything here) and too many people think that their opinion is THE ONLY opinion that matters. We have our opinions on things and feel strongly about them but don't begrudge others who feel differently (why do you think we dont moderate the blog comments?). SuperheroHype is an excellent site as a news source though and seems to be the most neutral out of those you listed.
"It's funny how you mock SR for not getting any worthy Oscar nods and make fun of Bosworth for her Razzie nomination, but yet you mention nothing about the TEN Saturn Awards that SR was just nominated for. A little unfair, no?"
The only reason we even mentioned the Oscars was because of that silly poster WB put out to the Academy. In our opinion at least, the Oscars are really the only one of all these silly awards that are handed out this time of year, that really mean anything. The fact that Singerman didn't get nominated for any of the awards outside of one for visual effects was no real surprise to us, just like the fact that Date Movie wasn't nominated. The fact that WB thought the film was worthy enough to grab a nomination is what we found truly humorous.

We pointed out Bosworth's Razzie since it had to do with one of our major critiques of the film, her abysmal performance. The Razzies are the anti-Oscars that are sort of a tongue-in-cheek thing in Hollywood. If she wins, and is a good sport and actually accepts it like Halle Berry did a few years back, we'll give her all the credit in the world.

As for the Saturn Awards, I'm not sure why the fact we didn't post that they were nominated would surprise you? This is after all a blog about for people don't like the film. Do the sites that shill for Singer post anything even remotely critical of the film? I must ask though, is a nomination for one of these really that big of a deal? What is a Saturn Award nomination supposed to mean? I see films like Snakes on a Plane and X-Men 3 nominated for Best Film awards. Are you sure you really want to put yourself in league with those kinds of movies? (although we TOTALLY would) Kate Bosworth for Best Actress??? C'mon now.
This all seemed a bit odd to me so I did a bit of digging into just how these awards work and why they were nominating such bad movies like Singerman. Well as it turns out they're pretty much like the Oscars where they have committees of film professionals who nominate films in the genre, but low and behold look at what we have here!!! Who's name should appear as one of the committee heads for the Saturn Awards? None other than Bryan Singer, himself! And who else do I see as committee heads? Brandon Boyce, who wrote Apt Pupil for Singer, and WB executive Bradley Marcus! Hmmm very interesting to say the least, that explains a LOT of things.
"Hey SSS, I found the following image throughout my travels on the internet. Thought you might get a "kick" out of it. LOL. Sort of sums up these two movies, no?"
Heh, that is pretty cool. OWNED indeed. Could you imagine those two facing off in a potential Justice League movie? Talk about a mismatch.

Well that's it for the mailbag. Feel free to email us HERE with any comments, questions, suggestions, death threats, etc.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Hey! I cant believe this blog is still up and running and still getting so many comments!."

LOL yeah do yourself a favor and check out SSS's last couple of posts in the comment section. If he has 80 comments they are almost always from the same 3 or 4 people yammering back and forth at eachother.

Anonymous said...

It is the same 4 people (i am one of those 4) trying to bring some factual reporting to an opinionate website. But these dunderheads are just stubborn. Once again SSS says there is a conspiracy with the nomination. If there is a board then BS would make only one vote. So if you all use your collective intelligence you would realize that one vote can not a nomination make. See its things like that the twist of the truth that makes me come back time and time again to lay down the smack down on these nubes.

Untill i see one article stating otherwise bryan singer is the man in 2009!

ResTART

Anonymous said...

Just to further support what i said before check SSS's last post it has 91 comments as of right now. Of those 91 comments 24 of them are fom the same person so like i said the numbers are very misleading.

swright said...

I've noticed the comments stay on the low side until one side or the other starts and argument. Then the posts jump.

swright said...

Oh and I will say this....Even though Batman Begins did not OWN Superman Returns, that is a very funny clip.

Anonymous said...

Once again SSS says there is a conspiracy with the nomination. If there is a board then BS would make only one vote. So if you all use your collective intelligence you would realize that one vote can not a nomination make.

yeah because people on the board surely wouldnt try to "scratch each other's backs" or anything like that. No siree that would never happen, nuh uh.

voice_of _reason said...

and apparently ReStart cant count too well because SSS listed out three people on that board who have a vested interest in Singerman winning something, although like he says, who gives a shit about the Saturn Awards? The pathetic crop of Singerman fans who will hang their hat on any small thing just to have something positive to talk about with this film, even if it's manufactured by Singer himself.

Anonymous said...

Singers on the SATURN because it's close to URANUS.

Hopefully Warners will soon announce that the sequel to Returns will be dropped in favor of a Justice League film, which will feature a cameo appearance by Batman. Wouldn't want to ruin the one DC franchise that people like by overexposing Batman!

Anonymous said...

Actually, thinking out loud here but could a Justice league movie be a big screen adaption of what's been started on Smallville perhaps?

ClarkKent-IS-Superman said...

"If he has 80 comments they are almost always from the same 3 or 4 people yammering back and forth at eachother."

Maybe true, but readers to this blog number in the thousands, especially over the last few days. Amazing what a little report in the trades about a Justice League film will do.

Actually, thinking out loud here but could a Justice league movie be a big screen adaption of what's been started on Smallville perhaps?

Funny you should ask. Various message boards have been speculating that possibility, Newsarama being one of the more interesting reads.

Anonymous said...

Singer is FAG and Superman Returns was gay.

Anonymous said...

You can't be serious. Smallville sucks compares to return. In Returns you had a deep stony with great special effects. Smallville is just mediocre.

Just wait till 2009!

Restart

Joel1245 said...

I hate to be the dunderhead here, but how can you tell how many people are actually posting by looking at the comments? Are you seeing IP addresses or something? I guess I'm not seeing it. Where do I look in the comments section?

swright said...

Sometimes google will tell you how many hits a site is getting in a single day..

Anonymous said...

Singerman with a "deep story??" LMFAO!!

Anonymous said...

LONG LIVE THE COMIC SUPERMAN!!!

Anonymous said...

"In Returns you had a deep stony with great special effects."

ReTard


Not as great as Pirates' special effects it seems.

So no Oscar,
no BAFTA,
a Razzie nomination and some Saturns...whatever the f*ck they are

Anonymous said...

Jeez, even Spiderman2 got an oscar for effects. But then again there were action scenes in that film.....I mean the bullet in the eye scene was just, well just silly really.

ApologistPuncher said...

Yeah, way to counter SSS TRUE assertation that BS and his "cronies" are on the "Saturn Awards" board by saying: "Well ,just ONE person and his FRIENDS can't make a difference, poopy head".

I think this idiot "ReTard" goes to bed crying every night. He HAS to, seeing as how the world hates him and all. Because he's dumb.

Anonymous said...

"Smallville sucks compares to return.

Restart"

Even a broken clock is right twice a day. Smallville DOES suck... but only lately. Singerman is a better Superman tale than Smallville has been for the last three years! It's a pathetic! In a lot of ways, I'm grateful we got the mediocre Singerman rather than a Welling-led Superman flick! Still, being better than new school Smallville isn't setting the bar very for high.

Anonymous said...

Singerman is a piss poor imitation of Smallville, what with all the Supes stalking, brooding over a girl and getting his ass kicked.

At least with SV, Supes is still a kid learning his way through his trials and tribulations.

What’s Singerman’s excuse for being a grown man still acting like a love stoned teenager while getting his ass handed to him?

Anonymous said...

Lack of vision and respect for the characters VAST history.

But of course, these are NOT excuses. There are no excuses for what he shit out onto the screen.

Sepharih said...

Lol! Hey, glad you liked my gif SSS! I didn't expect it too pop up here.

Anonymous said...

"At least with SV, Supes is still a kid learning his way through his trials and tribulations."

Which was acceptable in the first few seasons but AlMiles refuse to move the story forward. SV was once great, but now it sucks and, sad though it is, Singerman is better. Only my opinion though.

- trent

Sepharih said...

^That may be, but Singerman is also better than what Superman Lives would have been. Like getting kicked in the groin is better than being hit by a car. Personally, given the choice, I choose neither.

Anonymous said...

Sepharih,

What can I tell you? When you're right, you're right.

- t