Yes, the wait is over. Rather than see this movie in a bitty screening room, I opted to see it on a ginormous screen with hundreds of people. By the opening credits, we were all whooping and hollering to the John Williams theme. And indeed, Superman has returned and he’s better than ever. While the folklore of this particular superhero is clearly intact and his storyline moves forward in Bryan Singer’s film, the real pleasure in watching this film is seeing a hero swoop down from the heavens to save the world. Maybe because this just happens to have arrived at a time when we need heroes more than ever, or perhaps because Brandon Routh is channeling Christopher Reeve and we hear the voice of Marlon Brando from beyond…whatever the reason, the tears may fall as you take in this great film about a great hero. Run, don’t walk, people.