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Superman Returns (Widescreen Edition)
Superman Returns
Widescreen Edition
Actors: Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, James Marsden, Parker Posey
Director: Bryan Singer
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
PG-13     2006     2hr 34min

He's back. A hero for our millennium. And not a moment too soon, because during the five years (much longer in movie-fan years!) Superman sought his home planet, things changed on his adopted planet. Nations moved on witho...  more »

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Actors: Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, James Marsden, Parker Posey
Director: Bryan Singer
Creators: Bryan Singer, Chris Lee, Dan Harris, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Michael Dougherty
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Superheroes, Science Fiction
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 11/28/2006
Original Release Date: 06/28/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 06/28/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 2hr 34min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 56
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French, German
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

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Member Movie Reviews

Diana L. (ptomom) from SULTAN, WA
Reviewed on 8/14/2013...
This movie was better after a second viewing, but it still suffered from very slow, deliberate pacing and a ridiculous villain. A Superman movie should never be boring and unfortunately, this movie was boring at times. The similarities and obvious influence of Richard Donner's Superman movies was evident as this was clearly meant to be a sequel to the first two Superman movies, which came out in 1978 and 1980. Because of the purposeful intent of the director to continue the mood of those two films, this film felt old even when it was new in theaters.
Brandon Routh made an attractive Superman very much in the vein of Christopher Reeve (even looking a lot like him), but Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor was too sinister to be comic like Gene Hackman was in the original movies and too silly to be really threatening, like current superhero villains. Kate Bosworth was an okay Lois Lane, but lacked the crazy fire of someone like Margot Kidder.
Overall, the movie offers great eye-candy in Brandon Routh and a warm glow of nostalgia for those that remember seeing the Christopher Reeve Superman movies in the theater (like I did), but it could have been so much more.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL
Reviewed on 12/30/2011...
The biggest problem with the character of Superman is he has no villains in his power level. Superman is almost too powerful of a character to appear in films. He flies at near the speed of light (or some insane speed), can withstand explosions powerful enough to level mountains, has heat vision which allows him to burn holes through 25 feet of steel and can survive in space for years with no protection. Guess who he gets to fight in this revamp of the series? That's right it's Lex Luthor. Lex Luthor is not a threat. If you want to make Superman interesting and compelling in a movie give him someone to fight who's as powerful as he is.
Bryan Singer does do a decent job of remaining true to Richard Donner's Superman & Superman II, but doesn't really add anything different. The film seems really dated at times. We've seen this before and know exactly where the story is going from the start.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Ken E. (cheetah) from FAYETTEVILLE, TN
Reviewed on 11/20/2009...
Overall, this movie was only O.K. Brandon Routh did a surprisingly great job as the man of steel. Although there isn't a lot of action to speak of, the airplane crash scene was awesome. The main problem I had with this film was the criminal plot that Lex Luthor comes up with. It's basically the same plot that we saw in the first Superman movie with Christopher Reeve. Lives lost and wide-spread destruction all because Lex wants to own his own land. LAME. If they make a second movie, I hope they can come up with something original.
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.