Superman Returns

Superman Returns

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Superman Returns

Conceived as both a sequel and an homage to Richard Donner’s originals (after the previous sequels were hijacked), Superman Returns sees director Bryan Singer using the original, majestic John Williams score, deleting the ‘American way’ angle, and star Brandon Routh doing a Christopher Reeve. Said the BBC: "a logical progression, intelligent reappraisal, and nostalgia trip all in one".

Story sees Superman (Routh) go AWOL into space after jailing Lex Luther (Kevin Spacey). Upon returning he finds Luther back to his old tricks and, worse, the sassy Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth) got engaged and had a kid in his absence.

2006Rating: M, contains low level violence158 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

press

Grandly conceived and sensitively drawn...

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Returns with a bang. Singer tarnishes his hero's halo with just enough sexual longing and self-doubt to make him riveting and relatable. That "S" has a whole new meaning: He's a Soul man...

3.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

When the hero, his alter e, his girlfriend and the villain all seem to lack any joy in being themselves, why should we feel joy at watching them?...

2.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

A modern myth to treasure once more...

4.0
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BBC

BBC

press

Logical progression, intelligent reappraisal, and nostalgia trip all in one, Superman Returns is better than we dared hope. Taking Christopher Reeve's first two outings as his template, director Bryan Singer has the Man of Steel return after five years to find some things changed ...

5.0
0

Review

Having heard fairly negative feedback regarding the latest Superman flick, I entered the movie preparing to be disappointed, however this was not the case. From start to finish I was on the edge of my seat, totally in awe of the brilliant special effects and the perfectly chiseled body of Routh! He made a brilliant Superman, partly due to the fact that...

5.0
0

Review

This movie seemed more like an inferior remake of the exellent 1978 Donner original, including the basic "real estate" storyline involving Luthor. Routh was surprisingly good as Superman, though he looked "boyishly" young in certain scenes. Bosworth is beautiful, but was totally miscast as the new Lois and way too young to be credible in this role. The...

2.0
0

Review

Hmmm, I have to stay the guys with me including my fiancee all thought it was a great movie, and apart from it being SOOOOO LONG I have to say that it was ok, but LLLLLLLOOOONNNNNGGGGG is the only way to describe it could easily have been 1/2 the length. The new superman did look really similar to christopher reeve which is liked however lois was a bit of a...

3.0
0

Review

WOW!!!! Thats what I must say about this film. If you were a kid when Christopher Reeve played Superman then you will love this film. Great Story, great cast and just GREAT! The story picked after Superman II and it is as true as possible to the comic as well.
For those whos never watched the previous Superman films or read the book you dont have to...

5.0
0

Review

This movie was amazing not only did the actor playing superman look alike to the late Christopher Reeve he also brought superman back into our lives.
The story is easy to follow and makes you once again fall in love with superman.
It was'nt just a love story or a action packed super hero story it was the new introduction of superman once more for...

5.0
0

Review

The 'comic book superhero' genre has been fruitful soil for the big studios in the recent past, with no shortage of adaptations hitting the big screen, often with mixed results in terms of quality & box office revenue generated.
Superman Returns stands out from the pack as a big budget blockbuster which melds explosive action sequences with a story...

5.0
0

Review

Damn its good to hear the Superman theme song in the glory of a cinema (for those of us who missed it 30 years back)

How does it differ from the original? Louis is a bit hotter, Lex is not quite the ranting raving Gene Hackman but he is still pretty good, and "Brandon Routh" (aka superman), is quite frankly, awsome, his bumbling clark kent...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Grandly conceived and sensitively drawn...

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Returns with a bang. Singer tarnishes his hero's halo with just enough sexual longing and self-doubt to make him riveting and relatable. That "S" has a whole new meaning: He's a Soul man...

3.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

When the hero, his alter e, his girlfriend and the villain all seem to lack any joy in being themselves, why should we feel joy at watching them?...

2.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

A modern myth to treasure once more...

4.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

Logical progression, intelligent reappraisal, and nostalgia trip all in one, Superman Returns is better than we dared hope. Taking Christopher Reeve's first two outings as his template, director Bryan Singer has the Man of Steel return after five years to find some things changed ...

5.0
0

Review

Having heard fairly negative feedback regarding the latest Superman flick, I entered the movie preparing to be disappointed, however this was not the case. From start to finish I was on the edge of my seat, totally in awe of the brilliant special effects and the perfectly chiseled body of Routh! He made a brilliant Superman, partly due to the fact...

5.0
0

Review

This movie seemed more like an inferior remake of the exellent 1978 Donner original, including the basic "real estate" storyline involving Luthor. Routh was surprisingly good as Superman, though he looked "boyishly" young in certain scenes. Bosworth is beautiful, but was totally miscast as the new Lois and way too young to be credible in this role. The...

2.0
0

Review

Hmmm, I have to stay the guys with me including my fiancee all thought it was a great movie, and apart from it being SOOOOO LONG I have to say that it was ok, but LLLLLLLOOOONNNNNGGGGG is the only way to describe it could easily have been 1/2 the length. The new superman did look really similar to christopher reeve which is liked however lois was a bit of...

3.0
0

Review

WOW!!!! Thats what I must say about this film. If you were a kid when Christopher Reeve played Superman then you will love this film. Great Story, great cast and just GREAT! The story picked after Superman II and it is as true as possible to the comic as well.
For those whos never watched the previous Superman films or read the book you dont have to...

5.0
0

Review

This movie was amazing not only did the actor playing superman look alike to the late Christopher Reeve he also brought superman back into our lives.
The story is easy to follow and makes you once again fall in love with superman.
It was'nt just a love story or a action packed super hero story it was the new introduction of superman once more...

5.0
0

Review

The 'comic book superhero' genre has been fruitful soil for the big studios in the recent past, with no shortage of adaptations hitting the big screen, often with mixed results in terms of quality & box office revenue generated.
Superman Returns stands out from the pack as a big budget blockbuster which melds explosive action sequences with a...

5.0
0

Review

Damn its good to hear the Superman theme song in the glory of a cinema (for those of us who missed it 30 years back)

How does it differ from the original? Louis is a bit hotter, Lex is not quite the ranting raving Gene Hackman but he is still pretty good, and "Brandon Routh" (aka superman), is quite frankly, awsome, his bumbling clark kent...

4.0
0