Kevin Smith On “Superman”
Posted by bmac on November 21, 2007
This is old, but I don’t want to post on politics till after Thanksgiving.
I think Kevin Smith is a horrible writer, horrible. His dialogue is some of the worst, most cringe inducing, awkward, un-natural dialogue ever committed to film. Nobody talks like Smith’s characters in real life. Nobody. I do like “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,” just for silly entertainment, but for the most part, his movies are…..not great.
Which is weird, because he is an incredibly gifted storyteller when he does these Q&A’s at colleges. This is a classic from “An Evening With Kevin Smith,” in which he talks about his experience developing a script for a Superman movie in the mid 90’s. Really funny stuff. It’s long, but incredibly entertaining. I have no idea why there are Spanish subtitles.
I understand his script for Superman sucked. In fact, if you give a crap, Here it is.
I like Kevin Smith. He seems like a cool guy, he always hooks up his buddies, comes across as really humble, likes comic books, all that stuff. I just wish he wrote better movies. Or let someone else write the dialogue, which I understand he thinks is brilliant.