Thumbs Up For 'Superman'

Brandon Routh as Superman in Warner Bros. Pictures' Superman Returns - 2006
Warner Bros. Pictures
This column was written by CBS News Early Show co-anchor Harry Smith.
Went to see "Superman" last night. This time around, the movie makers went back to look at Superman's origins — the myths and legends that were borrowed on to come up with the comic book character. And you know, it works.

Superman was sent to save the world, which will have all kinds of people of faith looking at this film in a whole new way. Add to that the notion that this Superman might have to sacrifice himself in order to achieve that end, and it makes the movie all the more interesting. Does Superman die for our sins? You'll have to see for yourself.

Meanwhile, the new Superman does bear a resemblance to Christopher Reeve, but he brings his own bumbling charm to Clark Kent. Kevin Spacey should win an award for being absolutely one of the best bad guys I have ever seen. His Lex Luther is reason enough to see the movie. And if you look closely, you'll see the original TV Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane are in it, too.

Don't wait for this one to come out on video.

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By Harry Smith