Superheroes: Ruining the Day

Summer's been hijacked by the spandex crowd, complains one curmudgeon
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2008 9:44 AM CDT
If only Superman (played here by Brandon Routh in "Superman Returns") could hold up a summer movie season as easily.   (KRT Photos)
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(Newser) – Once upon a time, summer movies appealed to everyone, not just 14-year-old nerds. They especially appealed to Chris Nashawaty, who outlines his love of big dumb action flicks in Entertainment Weekly. But now, our summers have been hijacked by an endless stream of lousy spandex-wearers, and Nashawaty is willing to be the lone curmudgeon taking the stand against them.

“I realize I may be in the minority,” he writes, “but I do know that they're supposed to save the day, not destroy it.” If Spider-Man really believes great power comes with great responsibility, then “it's time he and his superfriends made good on that promise by taking next summer off. Because there's still time to save 2009 from sucking.” (Read more movies stories.)