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Superman Returns [WS] [DVD] [2006]


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


    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

    Customer rating

    Rating 3.6 out of 5 stars with 42 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      True to the Man Of Steel.


      I saw this Movie the day it came out in theaters(And about 5 times more after),and I bought it the first day it came out on DVD.Great Casting,great Acting,beautiful Visuals,Wonerful Music.Every Time I went to see it the movie got applause.If You didn't like this movie that's okay,but you are in the minority.I like the fact the Bryan Singer didn't sell out and make the movie too action oriented(Unlike X-men 3,which was fun,but had more action than story.).I like the fact that Singer made the movie in tribute to Donners two Superman Films,and yet the movie was a sequel within itself and having it's own mysterious continuity for future sequels that are coming.Brandon Routh was worth the long wait for a new Superman Movie,as he Portays Superman as the strong,yet angelic figure that I had always seen him as.It is hard to deny that he has Christopher Reeve's Smile,and his Voice,but he puts his own soft spoken spin on Superman that was refreshing as he was not trying to take too much from Reeves.His Clark Kent is right on the money,as the bumbling,shy Reporter that Lois Lane barley even looks at or barely has the time to say "Hi" to (Which Explains way Lois Lane Herself is easly fooled by Superman's Simple wearing of thick Glasses and three Piece Suits.).Kevin Spacey is so Good as Lex Luthor for the straight out reason that his Character gets darker as the movie goes on.Lois Lanes Son,Jason,is Adorable (Allergies and all).Lois Lanes Fiancee,Richard White, is the man that at first you are hoping has many Character flaws,but turns out to be a good man,who is a hero on his own.Kate Bosworth was great aswell ,but many people felt that her Lois Lane lacked the spunk that was brought to the table by her predecessor Margot Kidder,I feel however that she did a great job as the Lois Lane that is stuck between a rock and a hard place(She Loves Superman,but is so very hurt and Angry at the fact that he left Earth and she had to move on like everyone else,and then boom! Superman is back in her life.)After all she still does Display Lois Lanes Workaholic attitude very well.Another Minor Character that got alot of attention was Kitty,Lex Luthors Girlfriend,who is just so fun to watch for some reason.All the Other Supporting Characters like Jimmy Olsen ,and Perry White are done well.In all the movie is great,and and well Casted.The Actors are phenomenal at showing much deeper emotion going on behind their eyes(Hat goes of to Bosworth and Routh.)Critics and Fans on Average liked it,and some People wanted more action as the emotional struggle going on within went over their heads.Thank You Bryan Singer for not selling out the man of steel with the typical jingling of the keys that most Superhero movie Directors use(Explosions and Lazers right of the bat etc.)This movie has a much deeper scope in the end( As we realize that Superman is no longer alone in the world).Can't wait for the Sequel!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Think of it as a sequel not a reboot.


      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

      A fun movie to watch!

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      This is a great movie. Brandon Routh is not a bad Superman actor. At one moment, when I hear Superman say "Good night, Lois!", he sounds like Christopher Reeve. Unlike Man of Steel, the music included the Superman theme (the John Williams one). The only problem I had with this movie is the scene where Lex Luthor and his thugs were beating up Superman while he's done from being weakened by Kryptonite. It's always bugs me to this very day. Superman is the all powerful Man of Steel and gets beaten up by mere men, how embarrassing. But to be fair, it is common sense that the villain can take advantage when the hero is having a problem from his or her weakness. Overall, it's a fun movie but the one scene with Lex and his thugs beating on Superman, I hate that scene, I always hated that scene. It's the only scene I hate in this movie. If you're a die hard Superman fan or casual movie goer, go for this movie! If you don't like this movie, what is wrong with you?

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      One of a kind sequel-reboot


      "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: 2 out of 5 stars

      Not So Super After All...


      I was really disappointed in the performances offered up by the actors and the writers of this movie. While some of the visuals and effects are good, the same can't be said about the overall execution and acting of the film. I was expecting a release that, at the least, lived up to the cheesy old versions of "Superman". If it weren't for all the new aged effects and Kevin Spacey as the infamous "Lex Luthor", "Superman Returns" wouldn't have anything on the previous releases. The plot serves up the same basic story-line as always, but with a couple minor new twists that have no effect on the inevitable "no-surprises here" ending. Overall, I wouldn't suggest seeing this film unless you are an absolute Superman fanatic.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Man of Steel Returns


      Superman Returns is a bit different from other movies. There's not as much action as in other movies, and the fighting is toned down quite a bit. Nevertheless, this film soars. Why? Because the action has been replaced with an excellent story. Superman doesn't just have to save the world; he also has to win back Lois Lane, who has chosen to move on since Superman's departure. We get to see a hero's personal struggles in addition to his normal conflict with evil. Finally, by the end of the movie, we watch in awe as Superman performs an immense act of self-sacrifice. It left me breathless, and I ho[e it does the same to you. Go watch Superman Returns. Once again, you'll believe a man can fly.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Entertaining, looks great in HD


      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: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Comic Movie to Date


      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

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