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Singer returns!

Posted in Personal by Will on Monday, October 12th, 2009 ~ 12pm

Bryan Singer wants to return to the X-Men film saga that he created (writing and directing X-Men 1 and X-Men 2)! Yay.

Singer is a master and I am very pleased he wants to return X-Men to the status it had before Ratner sunk it. (Brett Ratner directed the horrible X-Men 3.)

My other hope is that Singer can persuade Ellen Page to return as Kitty Pride, since she was the only good part of X-3, and she is a fantastic actress, and, Kitty Pride can sort of fill the general part of the storyline that Anna Paquin’s character had served in the first two films — that of a young adult becoming an adult.

Some people have said that Singer must have lost his touch since Superman Returns did poorly, but I believe that those who do not like Superman Returns simply are too young to relate to the themes it explored. Singer is the best at subtext, and Superman Returns was about the unavoidable, unintentional confronting of one’s own mortality from the inevitable death of one’s parents, and then it was about the *intentional* confronting of one’s mortality when one decides to risk one’s life for one’s child. It explored both sides of our mortality, our responses to it — depression when one’s parents dies, and the ironic renewed embrace of life that comes from making an active decision to live for the betterment of those who will remain after us.

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  1. Rodney said,

    on October 13th, 2009 at 9:16 am

    That’s an interesting take on Superman Returns. I must admit that I didn’t see any of that and was mostly disappointed in it. I felt it was too dark and depressing for a Superman film (and that leather cape!). Superman having a child with Lois, but she doesn’t know he’s Clark, was a plothole I couldn’t accept either. If we do accept that she can’t recognize him in glasses, then it makes him a real jerk for not telling her after they got together (even though there is that “vague history” of Donner’s brilliant first film and Lester’s rather turgid II with its amnesia kiss). Singer himself did say that his main idea for theme was “what happens when you’re old boyfriend comes back to town.”

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