Superman Returns [WS] [2 Discs] [DVD] [2006]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
81% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (34 out of 42)

Special Features


  • Disc 2 - Special Features:
  • Nearly 3 hours of exclusive in-depth documentaries including: Making Superman Returns: From script to screen
  • Designing Superman: From art and costume design to set construction
  • The Joy of Lex: Behind the scenes with Kevin Spacey
  • How filmmakers recreated Jor-El, Superman's Father, played by Marlon Brando
  • Over 10 additional scenes

Synopsis


Superman Returns
The Man of Steel returns to the big screen with this continuation of the icon's film legacy that picks up after the events of the first two Christopher Reeve films. Some time has passed since the events of Superman II and the world has gotten used to life without Superman (Brandon Routh) ever since his puzzling disappearance years earlier. Upon his return, he finds a Metropolis that doesn't need him anymore, while Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth) has moved on with another young suitor Richard White (James Marsden) in the meantime. As the hero begins to tackle the fact that life on Earth has continued without him, he is forced to face his old arch-nemesis Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) and restore the life that was once his. Directed by Bryan Singer from a script by the writing team of X-Men 2, Superman Returns marks a return to the screen for the man in tights, whose production history has seen many failed attempts including a famous near-miss from Tim Burton and Kevin Smith with Nicolas Cage in the lead role, along with another from director McG and writer J.J. Abrams (Lost). Singer eventually won the prestigious gig when he pitched the idea to not tackle the origin story again, but continue with director Richard Donner's original vision. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Brandon Routh
    Brandon Routh - Superman/Clark Kent
  • Kate Bosworth
    Kate Bosworth - Lois Lane
  • James Marsden
    James Marsden - Richard White
  • Frank Langella
    Frank Langella - Perry White
  • Eva Marie Saint
    Eva Marie Saint - Martha Kent



Overall customer rating

Rating: 3.6 out of 5 stars with 42 reviews

81%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Comic Movie to Date

    Posted
    AGonzo

    IT was true to Supermans purity and selflessness. Superman was heroic, kind, strong. The Graphics were great.The similarities between the story of Christ and Superman was not only appropriate, but appreciated, they follow the same archetypical type. Best Super hero, and Best super hero movie, ALL TIME. There wasnt enough action for some, but that is to be expected in a introductory movie where LEX LUTHOR a mortal is the main villain. Action, without story, is a michael bay film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One of a kind sequel-reboot

    Posted
    neoferro

    "Superman Returns" is one of the more underrated superhero films released in the past thirty years. Despite a $391 million worldwide gross, it was considered a disappointment because it didn't have a bigger profit than "Batman Begins." In reality, "SR" grossed more than "BB" but also cost more to make. Still, my point is, audiences obviously showed up for this movie. And it wasn't all that bad. Origin stories, reboots, or reintroductions always seem to necessitate a slower structure than sequels. If you liked/ loved the Christopher Reeve "Superman" movies, this is best viewed in mind as being the "Real" third Superman movie. Bryan Singer made it as though the Richard Donner movies may have happened, but did not treat anything after "II" as canon. If you hate the Donner movies, or even feel they are overrated, you will almost certainly hate or intensely dislike this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Entertaining, looks great in HD

    Posted
    zagman23

    While I did find Superman Returns to be a very entertaining movie, I also felt that it left me wanting a better explanation of the past 5 years. The movie itself looks amazing in High Definition, and there's plenty of action to keep many fans satisfied, I felt it lacked depth in the plot and storyline. Granted, this was a superhero movie and I know I shouldn't expect that much from it, but that is exactly what I seem to have done. Anyways, do not go into this movie expecting an amazing plot, but do go with hopes of seeing high quality special effects in HD.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Think of it as a sequel not a reboot.

    Posted
    JZWPB

    This is obviously a tribute to Christopher Reeve's Superman rather than a franchise reboot. If you look at it with that perspective, I think you will enjoy the movie a whole lot more. Brandon Routh does a good job in capturing the inflections when switching between Clark Kent and Superman, but it's only an impersonation of Christopher Reeve. Nothing more and nothing less. The plot was predictable but a lot better when compared to Superman III and IV ( can Superman go back in time and wipe those from our memory too ?). Now the CGI work in this movie has it's pros and cons. Overall it had a very artificial look to it. You could tell when characters were altered or "cleaned up". Compared to regular dvd, the blu-ray version is a lot cleaner. Except for a couple of shots, (as Joman called it, ghosting and blur), the resolution is a lot better in blu-ray. The sound was crisp and full as well. I watched this movie back to back with the original Superman in blu-ray, and I was more blown away with that movie than this one. I look forwarded to the true reboot that is coming in 2012.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Super indeed!

    Posted
    redtiger777
    • Top 1000 Contributor

    Movie was better than I expected...but what really blew me away was how good this bluray looks. Spectacular colors, no noise or grain....crystal clear picture. If all blurays looked like this, everyone would want one. If you have a new high def bluray setup and want to show your friends what it can do, highly recommend this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Up Up and AWAY!!!

    Posted
    Horrorman

    Superman Returns is a great movie and on HD DVD the special effects will blow you away!! A must buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

    Posted
    bendcurtis
    • Verified Purchaser

    Thought this was a good return of the character. Was sad at how it was received.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big superman fan

    Posted
    mapp
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Our household is a big superman fan and this movie did not disappoint.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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