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Superman Returns (Widescreen Edition) (2006)

Movie directed by Bryan Singer

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It's a bird, it's a plane .... no, scratch that - I was right the first time

  • Nov 1, 2008
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This film reminds me of a dish
They serve up in November
A turkey stuffed with other fowl
For people to dismember

Returning from a 5 year break
He crash lands back to Earth
He's missed a lot of major stuff
Like Lois giving birth

Lex Luther's back out on the street
Through lack of evidence
With Superman not being there
They rested the defense

Luther's an ambitious man
Who craves some real estate
He drops some crystals here and there
A land mass to create

As upwards grows the ocean floor
In flies the Man of Steel
He didn't count on Luther
Jabbing his Achilles heel

The CGI is really good
The love story is lame
And although Spacey stole the film
The plot holes are a shame

It's overstuffed and underdone
Or switch that thought around
It's okay for an action flick
But not deep or profound



Amanda Richards

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Quick Tip by . August 30, 2010
After a great opening sequence, the movie lapses into idiot land with a boring story. It was smart enough to ignore Superman III and IV but it wasn't smart enough to stay fun and be a little more sensical.
review by . April 07, 2009
I liked this one a lot better than the original movies.  Clark Kent has a real personality.  Kate Bosworth is a much better Lois Lane than Margot Kidder and Kevin Spacey is perfect as a much more ruthless Lex Luthor.   This movie seems to revitalize the Superman series the same way as Batman Begins has done for Batman.   In this one, Superman is caught up in a triangle with Lois, her son and her "fiancée" whom her son refers to as "Dad."  The fiancée happens to work …
review by . July 06, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
I have to say first, I'm not a comic book fan. I've never read, nor will I ever read any sort of comic book. I am, however, a movie fan. I loved the first two Chris Reeve Superman Movies, (3 and 4 were just dreadful) and I was hoping that with this reincarnation it would bring back the awesomeness of the first two. It seems that with Superman Returns for whatever reason it decided to become a sequel, but not a proper sequel, just a sequel where they change things that happened in the past which …
review by . January 16, 2007
The initial reviews in the theaters were that Superman Returns breathed new life into a stale franchise, however I fail to see that.    After astronomers find traces of his home planet Kryption, Superman vanishes from Earth for five years; only to return to find that... gee whiz... things have changed. Lois has a son and a significant other, the people of Metropolis have largely forgotten him, and Lex Luthor has been released from prison because Superman couldn't appear at his …
review by . December 10, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
So he's explicitly called Saviour several times. He floats serenely in the clouds, hearing everything at once, yet able to distinguish cries for help and respond. He sees all. He says that he is everywhere. He has a son by a woman we all assumed to be a virgin until her hook-up with a nice guy who ought to be named Joe, who raises the boy...  I'd like to skip the question of rating this movie. My wife, my high school age son, and I watched the DVD in family harmony, laughed together, smirked …
review by . December 02, 2006
SUPERMAN RETURNS is actually closer to the original intention of comic books for kids than most of the other incarnations. Kids bought comic books for the color, the action, the hero who represents the guy who can set a ditzy world straight, and a bunch of feel good sidebars that pay homage to mothers, other kids, bad guys defeated, and the open end for yet another installment.    Bryan Singer directs this outing with a degree of simple distinction that holds the piece together. …
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If Richard Donner's 1978 feature filmSuperman: The Moviemade us believe a man could fly, Bryan Singer's 2006 follow-up,Superman Returns, lets us remember that a superhero movie can make our spirits soar. Superman (played by newcomer Brandon Routh) comes back to Earth after a futile five-year search for his destroyed home planet of Krypton. As alter ego Clark Kent, he's eager to return to his job at the Daily Planet and to see Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth). Lois, however, has moved on: she now has a fiancé (James Marsden), a son (Tristan Leabu), and a Pulitzer Prize for her article entitled "Why the World Doesn't Need Superman." On top of this emotional curveball, his old archrival Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) is plotting the biggest land grab in history.

Singer, who made a strong impression among comic-book fans for his work on the X-Men franchise and directed Spacey in The Usual Suspects, brings both a fresh eye and a sense of respect to the world's oldest superhero. He borrows John Williams's great theme music and Marlon Brando's voice as Jor-El, and the story (penned by Singer's X-Men collaborators Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris) is a sort-of-sequel to the first two films in the franchise (choosing to ignore that the third and fourth movies ever happened). The humorous and romantic elements give the movie a heart, Singer's art-deco Metropolis is often breathtaking, and the special effects are elegant and spectacular, ...

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Director: Bryan Singer
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
MPAA Rating: PG-13
DVD Release Date: November 28, 2006
Runtime: 154 minutes
Studio: Warner Home Video
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