June 27, 2006, 9:39 a.m. CST
Now, I'm not saying that he's always right but it certainly is not a good sign. "Atlas Yawned". Ouch.
June 27, 2006, 9:42 a.m. CST
One of the best interviews yet. This is actually turning into one of the things I look forward to at AICN.
June 27, 2006, 9:45 a.m. CST
Why am I going to listen to him about Superman? He's been nothing to me since the death of Gene Siskel. It's like the Odd Couple without Felix. Although I'm disappointed to discover the exploration of Krypton--the whole reason Supes apparently leaves for five years--is left out of the final cut of the film. Going to have to wait until the Special Edition DVD, I guess.
June 27, 2006, 9:47 a.m. CST
by Atticus Finch
I wonder how much he was paid for "Superman Returns"?
June 27, 2006, 9:51 a.m. CST
I don't mean to be a douche (lie), but this one really bugs me. The word is "converse" not "conversate."
June 27, 2006, 9:55 a.m. CST
He wrote "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls". Big difference.
June 27, 2006, 10:08 a.m. CST
by THE KNIGHT
Seems like a really cool guy and a true nerd..... He gets my respect for composing and editing movies because that's farrrr from easy...
June 27, 2006, 10:13 a.m. CST
by roc nathan
...is arac attack - much underrated movie, much underrated score.
June 27, 2006, 10:17 a.m. CST
Everyone else, take notes!
June 27, 2006, 10:18 a.m. CST
you know a score is iconic when you can read that lil bit and know exactly what piece of music he's speaking of. and his kiss kiss bang bang score was indeed mighty kick ass.
June 27, 2006, 10:22 a.m. CST
Nice one John. I particuarly love 'Memories' - that track is actually a lovely improvement on the original Williams theme.
June 27, 2006, 10:26 a.m. CST
by Cletus Van Damme
...by the time Spidey 2 came out he'd realized that he was the only lout that didn't give Spidey 1 a rave review and was the first to say how great Spidey 2 was.
June 27, 2006, 10:33 a.m. CST
conversate is not a word. say it with me.... CONVERSE.
June 27, 2006, 10:37 a.m. CST
by Gordon Bombay
Anyone else starting to think something fishy is going on with Mori's review still not up?
June 27, 2006, 10:42 a.m. CST
Even though I haven't seen the movie yet I felt myself nodding when I read Ebert's review. The movie just doesn't sound like very much fun. I'll go see anything from the team that brought me X2, but with all the "eh" and "good not great" reviews popping up, my expectations are a bit lowered. Oh--and Ebert was spot-on about Spider-Man. The first one was lame, the second one was much better.
June 27, 2006, 10:49 a.m. CST
It's hard to find, but a bunch of people have it. Look around for links. It hits Apple's site in 3 hours.
June 27, 2006, 10:54 a.m. CST
And watch it in glorious Quicktime. As far as Ebert's review, I was just pointing it out so people could check it out if they like. I constantly disagree with him but he always writes very well written reviews. That said, I cannot say anything about a movie I haven't seen because I don't trust anyone's opinion but my own. However, lowered expectations never hurt any movie...
June 27, 2006, 11:31 a.m. CST
by future help
so fuck him giving Superman and Spiderman less. what an ass.
June 27, 2006, 11:39 a.m. CST
by Monkey Butler
Please tell me you were being ironic, HypeEndsHere.
June 27, 2006, 11:39 a.m. CST
by I Dunno
It's like "stop my insipid noodling for a second and lets play some good music. Ok, back to the crap.
June 27, 2006, 11:43 a.m. CST
Why not just have Williams score the damned thing? Then this guy could've just cut the movie, gone home, had a beer and cheated on his wife.
June 27, 2006, 12:19 p.m. CST
Post your review, Mori - for the love of god.
June 27, 2006, 12:51 p.m. CST
Moriarty absoluted despised SUPERMAN RETURNS and is delaying his review until the last possible moment as some sort of favor for Warner Bros., perhaps because he is the only reviewer on AICN that anyone takes seriously.
June 27, 2006, 2:37 p.m. CST
How do you know he's not right in this case? The movie isn't out yet, and reviews are somewhat mixed. What's with all the people making up their minds that this sucks/rules before even seeing it?
June 27, 2006, 2:38 p.m. CST
by Borgnine JR
It's bad enough young'uns today can't read and write in general, do you have to promulgate that crap here?! The word is CONVERSES. Is it too much to ask that an EDITOR be LITERATE!?
June 27, 2006, 3:04 p.m. CST
they could've made this entire movie for free just by letting Jerry Seinfeld have a cameo. He would've paid $200 million for a walk-on, easy...
June 27, 2006, 3:11 p.m. CST
..."irregardless" is not a word. The word is "regardless". Say it with me: "regardless".
June 27, 2006, 3:43 p.m. CST
...is Merriam-Webster, which states: "Irregardless originated in dialectal American speech in the early 20th century. Its fairly widespread use in speech called it to the attention of usage commentators as early as 1927. The most frequently repeated remark about it is that "there is no such word." There is such a word, however. It is still used primarily in speech, although it can be found from time to time in edited prose. Its reputation has not risen over the years, and it is still a long way from general acceptance." It does recommend using "regardless" instead. There's no hope for "conversate", I'm afraid. :-P
June 27, 2006, 3:48 p.m. CST
sometimes i'm too clever for your own good.
June 27, 2006, 4:23 p.m. CST
I don't even need to read the review. He despises it with every fiber of his being. Oh well...
June 27, 2006, 4:45 p.m. CST
There ain't no such word as conversates. This site would be way more fantabulous if it used real words. You guys are so unresponsible. I'm really disapreciative of such misappropriateness of the English language. Hey! What a minute...."comic-booky" ain't no word either! Damn you all!...Great interview nonetheless.
June 27, 2006, 5:32 p.m. CST
in a Superman talkback....And Maybe Mori hasn't posted it yet b/c he's still finishing it. Not because of some 'hater" conspiracy. See, that's what some people often do before insta-publishing their stuff.
June 27, 2006, 5:33 p.m. CST
June 27, 2006, 5:47 p.m. CST
The guy hasn't even posted a review, and it's "official" that he hates it? Give him a fucking break, he's not your review monkey.
June 27, 2006, 7:05 p.m. CST
2hrs til DUNBAR HORTON "Returns". I hope they still have tickets.
June 27, 2006, 11:46 p.m. CST
Just not that it was intentional. Good for you. You're too clever, alright. Yes, indeed.
June 27, 2006, 11:51 p.m. CST
And isn't that the best kind of TalkBack?
June 27, 2006, 11:52 p.m. CST
And isn't that the best kind of TalkBack?
June 28, 2006, 2:36 a.m. CST
by Jar Jar 4 Prez
for that animation that they're using of Superman in the wheelchair. Yeah, I can hear your responses already: "Oh, but that's Herc's little avatar! We mean no disrespect!" Yeah, right... and I'm sure that as you were creating the animation and posting it on the site nobody made the connection that Christopher Reeve was confined to a wheelchair for the last few years of his life. You're gonna have to delete this post, because I'm totally calling you assholes out bigtime. There's no excuse for this type of shit.
June 28, 2006, 3:45 a.m. CST
by heywood jablomie
Should've just hired John Williams to write more shit.
June 28, 2006, 4:45 p.m. CST
i fail to follow the logic that there would be rioting on the streets if the original 1978 Superman score wasn't used. Isn't it the job of filmmakers to match, and better, the work of previous generations? the idea that archetypal stories like Superman should be preserved in aspic is idiotic. Sorry, John Ottman and Bryan Singer - I'm sure you're very talented. But paying homage to past art in such a slavish manner is the work of curators and fans. At least Tarantino stitches his movie riffs together to create something new.