Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Superman's Song

Ooooooh - good news / bad news in the DC universe. Possibly multi-verse. I mean, who the fuck knows.

Good News: the new Superman movie is i Cleveburgh. 

Bad News: Henry Cavill is not Superman.  

Clark Kent showed up for his first day of filming two days ago, though other filming has been going on for a week or two prior. 

I have no idea who he is, or whom the villain is either - though it's not Lex Luthor this time around. 

Full disclosure: I've only seen the first Christopher Reeve Superman movie back in '78 (?). I was underwhelmed. 

I tried watching a newer one with Cavill {sigh}, but it d-r-a-g-g-e-d on and seemingly would. not. end. Amy Adams did no one any favours playing Lois Lane. 

It's like that Family Guy exchange:  "how do we kill and hour?".   "Five minutes of Rita Rudner's stand-up?". 

But as you all might have read and retained from previous entries, I've never read or purchased a comic book. Adam West was my first exposure to Batman. Reeve, my first to Superman. Not the live versions - any version. 

Well, a B-movie guy/emcee in Cleveburgh was called SuperHost. He was also Channel 43's weatherman (UHF!). So, I kind of got the Superman reference. 

The 216 is familiar with the filming of super hero movies.  Spiderman III, the Avengers, and the second Captain America. I saw the last two only because of the Cleveland association. Zero of these hold any suspense for me, as they're never killing off the main characters / franchise movies / origin story movies. 

...and even if they did, uhhhh.......multiverse.  

I fully admit to not knowing there is a difference between the Incredible Spiderman and the Amazing Spiderman.......but allegedly there is. 

My resting heart rate still remains at 55. 

I don't go downtown often, but will be avoiding it for the next few weeks because of filming and closed off streets due to such. 

So while Cleveland is now Metropolis, it kind of makes sense for the city tie-in. While the creators of Superman were born above the 49th parallel, they grew up and created the guy here in Cleveland. 

Lois Lane is not being portrayed by Amy Adams (phew) or Margo Kidder (crazy......and dead), but by Mrs. Maisel Rachel Brosnahan. I can kind of see that. 

It was easy to be a Lucy Lu lookieloo when the movie is being filmed on your street, but I have zero interest. I'll view it when it hits basic cable......the December after it's released.

Song by: Crash Test Dummies


James Dwight Williamson said...

His name if I am not mistaken is David Corensweet

Anonymous said...

Lois Lane is 40?

Bob said...

I saw that David Corenswet is the "new" Superman.
I'll miss Henry.

Travel said...

It can be fun to hang around in the background while they are filming. There was a short lived TV series, SuperBoy that was filmed in Orlando, I spent a couple of afternoons watching. (SuperBoy had some interesting wardrobe details.) The movie Ernest Saves Christmas was filmed in Orlando, I watched the filming of the sequence in front of the Museum, four hours of filming for 90 seconds of screen time.