Anything Dean Cain do I can do better... yes, that works...
Posted by Luke at 23:43 on 24 Aug 2011
Apologies for the unrelated headline, I've been trying to shoehorn that in for ages and now the tune is stuck in my head. And hopefully yours too - it's my gift to you all. Except for our glorious leader Ali, who is still avoiding Superman news like he avoids the Child Support Agency.
This was all a lame setup to sarcastically remark on some set photos that look like one of The Centurions is squaring up to Superman, which wasn't manipulated at all. See:
And if you don't remember The Centurions...
That's right: they're like if M.A.S.K. had sex with The Gobots, and put the resulting abhorrent mess of DNA and cheap plastic in that machine from The Fly, along with Burt Reynold's moustache. Or something. Christ, who's doing the Quality Control around here?
There is a serious point to all this, however. As the photos released so far have shown, this is the first Superman movie to feature our hero without his iconic red pants. It may seem like a trivial detail but, apart from the 'S', the red pants are Supe's only real piece of flair - without them he's just a dull blue lump. And with the increasingly 'gritty' approach to superhero movies these days, some red knickers could go a long way if they forget to give Superman a personality. Like they forgot to with Batman.
I mean, can you imagine if...
Daredevil didn't have a cane?
Professor X didn't have a wheelchair?
Thor didn't have a hammer?
Well can you?