Superman Returns wins most Saturn Awards

Martha Thomases

Martha Thomases brought more comics to the attention of more people than anyone else in the industry. Her work promoting The Death of Superman made an entire nation share in the tragedy of one of our most iconic American heroes. As a freelance journalist, she has been published in the Village Voice, High Times, Spy, the National Lampoon, Metropolitan Home, and more. For Marvel comics she created the series Dakota North. Martha worked as a researcher and assistant for the author Norman Mailer on several of his books, including the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Executioner's Song, On Women and Their Elegance, Ancient Evenings, and Harlot's Ghost.

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  1. Rob says:

    Were the Saturn Awards funded by the makers of Superman Returns? I agree with most of their winners, but anything with Returns seems far-fetched. If any movie had gaping plotlines, it was this movie. Some examples: At the end of Superman II (which this movie supposedly follows), Superman assures the President that he won't ever abandon his duties again. Then he flies off to space for some number of years… In the climactic battle Superman can't perform because of the island (?) being made of Krypton, then by just sheer force of will he suddenly can lift the island of Kryptonite. Before the movie came out, I was excited at the premise of ignoring Superman III & IV with a new continuity, now I will gladly watch them over Superman Returns. The only other award I wouldn't agree with would be Famke Jansen for X-Men III a total waste of her talents. X-Men III: The Wolverine solo movie. I felt totatlly abandoned by this movie, as all the headliners were gone, or mostly absent, Cyclops, Prof X, and Phoenix. We were then forced (in X-Men II & III) to have Storm in a more prominent position (even though her performance in the original movie was lacking). There were some great action sequences and performances in the film, but mainly by the new or newer characters. I apologize to fans of these films, but after such a great start to a new era of Superhero filmmaking with the first two Spider-Man films, and the first two X-Men films, along with Batman Begins, and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, films like the aforementioned, make it feel like the new Golden Age of Cinema is at a close, before it fully began.