- The Washington Times - Monday, July 31, 2006

Reasons “X-Men: The Last Stand” kicked “Superman Returns” butt at the box office:

• Unexpected turnout by hard core Frasier fans (Kelsey Grammer plays the Beast to perfection).

• Villains, villains, villains, you fool… Lex Luthor = bald, evil genius with no powers. Eric Lensherr = Master of Magentism (and wears a cool cape). I mean come on!

• Older Superman fans already saw the movie in 1978.

• Death and devastation among mutants is far more exciting than kissy-face, goo goo eyes delivered by the Man of Steel.

• Cyclops defected to the Superman camp. Baaad Karma dude.

• (Spoiler alert!!) Movie goers believe a man can fly but can’t get enough of a guy who wears mutton chops, wears leather and sings on Broadway.

Extra Credit

• Expected, and always crowd pleasing, “Johnny Carson imitation” by Kevin Spacey left on the cutting room floor as Singer needs more room for kissy-face, goo goo eyes stuff.

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