The Cheech and Chong for the new millennium? Maybe, but I suspect this pair of stoners will lose their freshness in a hurry. What is here is amusing enough but beyond the colorblind casting, there’s nothing groundbreaking going on here. Damn, now I’m hungry.
For about the first forty minutes, Superman Returns looks and feels like a worthy successor to the 1978 classic, right up until the point Superman actually returns, then things start to go wrong.
The opening rescue, involving a space shuttle and airliner full of press (including Lois Lane, of course), is exactly what you expect and want from a Superman movie. If only you could say that about the rest of this film.