Dean Cain has one superpower left: Throwing some harsh shade.
The actor starred as Superman in the campy/soapy ‘90s TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventure of Superman, which makes him, even a few decades later, a somewhat authoritative — or at least relevant — voice in the discussion of March’s faltering big-screen blockbuster, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. And on Thursday night, he finally weighed in on the film, telling a fan that he fell asleep several times throughout his viewing.
Cain posted this to his Twitter account: “Short review: well-made, but long. Different world than I prefer. I dozed a couple times…but only briefly!”
It makes sense that the film depicted a “different world” than Cain would prefer. Cain starred as Superman in a light and almost fantastical series that really explored Clark Kent, the human side of his Superman ego. The New Adventures of Superman was built around DC writer John Byrne’s theory on Superman: Namely, that Clark, the Kansas boy raised in Smallville, is the real guy, and Superman is his mask. Henry Cavill’s version of Superman, in Man of Steel and Dawn of Justice, meanwhile, did not plummet so deep.
Cain did give props to both the technical direction and Ben Affleck, who as Batman, was one of the better parts of Dawn of Justice.
Dean Cain currently stars in the VH1 series Hit the Floor and has a recurring role in CBS’ Supergirl, which will return for Season 2 in the fall.