9. It Has A Strong Villain With A Unique Evil Plan
Creating an effective screen baddie for a hero like Superman to face is no easy task. They need to have enough charisma to vow for viewer attention, and they also need a really cunning plan up their sleeves if theyre going to pose any real threat. In Superman Returns, Kevin Spaceys Lex Luthor hits both of these targets with ease. Lex is allowed to be a little wacky, and quickly fills up the charisma criteria. Wisely, hes not quite as far out there as Gene Hackmans take, but Spaceys Luthor still has a lot of chuckle-worthy lines including 'Yes Kitty, like Sea Monkeys, a man can always tell when a woman is pretending especially Superman and I would trade three hundred thousand coconuts and every ounce of your blood for a quart of gasoline!). On top of this winning personality, Spaceys Lex also has a unique evil plan that actually finds a way to make the filmic Luthors obsession with real estate truly terrifying. He wants to build a new landmass using Kryptonite, which both endangers billions of lives by rising sea levels and provides a tough challenge for Superman by weakening his powers. Not many comic book movie villains are funny, charismatic and truly troublesome, so Spaceys Lex surely deserves a bit more respect than he often gets. He's a well-written character, with a great performer bringing him to life.