June 20, 2006, - 10:38 am

Super!: SUPERMAN Brandon Routh Honors America’s Military “Super Heroes”

By Debbie Schlussel
Take that, Dixie Chicks. Finally, a prominent entertainment star proudly promotes PATRIOTISM–in a big way. Instead of questioning and mocking it. And a major Hollywood studio backs it up, reminiscent of the ancient days when Hollywood was solidly behind our brave men and women in uniform fighting the enemy.
On Sunday, new Superman star, Brandon Routh, hosted a special Father’s Day screening of “Superman Returns” for soldiers at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station. He called America’s servicemen and women, “America’s true Super Heroes,” and announced details of Operation Super Hero, which pays tribute to America’s servicemen and women serving both here and abroad.

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Operation Super Hero, which has the backing of Warner Bros. Pictures, involves the sending of over a million postcards with messages of support to American troops worldwide, and free showings of “Superman Returns,” this weekend, to troops at 45 military bases nationwide. (Too bad they can’t send a few copies overseas, to show our brave men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan.) The movie debuts in theaters across America on June 28th.
Here’s more from the Warner Bros. Pictures press release announcing the details of their plan to support the troops in connection with “Superman Returns”:

Kicking off Operation Super Hero, more than one million postcards are already being made available to the public at the following nationwide movie theatre chains: Mann’s Theatres, UA Theatres, Regal Theatres, Edwards Theatres, Loeks Theatres and Rave Theatres. Postcards can also be obtained at some local retail outlets. People are encouraged to write messages of appreciation and support to our men and women in uniform, and can then drop the pre-paid postcards in any U.S. Postal Service mailbox. The postcards will be delivered to Warner Bros. Pictures, which is working with the U.S. Military to deliver the million-plus postcards as a special July 4 greeting.
A downloadable, non-pre-paid version of the Operation Super Hero postcard is also available on the Superman Returns website, although those choosing this option will need to add postage to mail it. Go to www.supermanreturns.com and click on the News section to find the postcard.

Memo to the Dixie Chicks: Patriotism sells. It’s a hot commodity. Because real Americans believe in it.
Three Cheers for Brandon Routh (and Warner Bros. Pictures) for promoting it. We think we’re gonna like this actor.

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10 Responses

Awesome! I think I will go see this movie!

AirborneVet on June 20, 2006 at 11:50 am

I will definately see it!
HATS OFF to Brandon Routh and Warner Bros. Pictures for their THOUGHTFUL gestures of appreciation to America’s troops!!
The DIXIE CHICKS may not be ready to make nice…but are they ready to FINALLY get lost~~~

The Canadien on June 20, 2006 at 12:19 pm

Finally!!

Thee_Bruno on June 20, 2006 at 12:54 pm

“Memo to the Dixie Chicks: Patriotism sells. It’s a hot commodity. Because real Americans believe in it.”
So why has ‘United 93′ only grossed 30.3 million to date?

Avalon on June 20, 2006 at 5:04 pm

30 million is not bad, depends on the budget. Plus, it’s such a hard movie to see, Avalon. Why are the Dixie Twits having to cancel so many concerts when the last sold out everywhere?
I wasn’t planning on seeing this movie, but I’ll definitely buy a ticket now.

The_Man on June 20, 2006 at 9:40 pm

According to the Dixie Chicks website, no shows have been cancelled. In fact, eight more cities were just added to a tour that will now make 52 stops. Some of the summer shows will be rescheduled for the fall. It’s called rerouting and happens all the time in the concert business. The Dixie Chicks’ new album is Number 2 this week on the Billboard album chart after two weeks at Number 1.
‘United 93,’ which is a great film with rave reviews hasn’t topped a 32 million dollar gross.
Nacho Libre, which got lousy reviews, has already outgrossed ‘United 93.’
Patriotism sells? It’s a “hot commodity”? The facts suggest otherwise.

Avalon on June 20, 2006 at 11:12 pm

“Three Cheers for Brandon Routh (and Warner Bros. Pictures) for promoting it. We think we’re gonna like this actor.”
Debbie, it’s heartening to see you embrace a film with an openly gay director with a lead actor who all of Hollywood believes is gay.
I HAVEN’T YET “EMBRACED” THE FILM, BECAUSE I HAVEN’T SEEN IT. BUT WHO CARES WHO THE LEAD ACTOR AND DIRECTOR ARE SLEEPING WITH? THAT’S THE PROBLEM WITH GAY IDENTITY, WHICH SEEMS TO BE BASED ONLY ON THAT. IF THE MOVIE IS GOOD, IT’S GOOD (WHICH I’VE YET TO FORM MY OPINION ON, SINCE, AGAIN, I HAVEN’T SEEN IT YET). I THINK WHAT ROUTH IS DOING AND SAYING ABOUT OUR MILITARY IS GREAT. HIS SEXUAL PREFERENCE IS IRRELEVANT.
YOU APPARENTLY DON’T READ MY WORK TOO CLOSELY. I’VE SUPPORTED GAYS WHEN THEY ARE RIGHT, AS IN HERE:
http://www.debbieschlussel.com/archives/2005/12/new_feminist_di.html
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL

Avalon on June 20, 2006 at 11:23 pm

I remember the piece, Deb, especially the phrase “I’m no supporter of gay rights . . .”
OF COURSE I’M NOT. I DON’T BELIEVE IN SPECIAL RIGHTS OR CONFERRING SPECIAL FAVORABLE, LAWFUL DISCRIMINATION UPON ANYONE. THAT INCLUDES GAYS. PREFERENCES FOR SOMEONE BASED ON WHO THEY SLEEP WITH IS JUST PLAIN ABSURD.
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL

Avalon on June 21, 2006 at 3:26 pm

Gay rights are equal rights, Debbie — there is nothing special, favorable, preferential or discriminatory about it. Anyone should be able to walk down the street and not get their head bashed in because of the way they look, dress, or who they’re holding hands with. A school should be able to present a play about two daddys without you writing how many “psychotics, bizarros, and masochists the school has produced.”
As long as you write sentences like “AIDS really isn’t “our” disease,” with the our in quotes, equality will be a long time coming.
A little compassion goes a long way.

Avalon on June 21, 2006 at 11:02 pm

I still can’t get over your line: “Three Cheers for Brandon Routh (and Warner Bros. Pictures) for promoting it. We think we’re gonna like this actor.”
Aren’t you outraged that a man who’s been allegedly spotted at parties with gay men is playing Superman? Isn’t this what you would refer to as a “girlie-man,” Debbie? A girlie-man is playing Superman?
By the way, who is “we”? I only see your name on top of the page.
ACTUALLY, NO, I DON’T CARE ABOUT HIS SEXUAL PREFERENCE OR WITH WHOM HE’S SLEEPING. NOT RELEVANT. BUT IT SEEMS TO BE VERY IMPORTANT TO YOU. YOUR MILITANCY ON THIS WOULD BE MORE VALID ELSEWHERE. IT ISN’T HERE.
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL

Avalon on June 21, 2006 at 11:18 pm

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