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Superman Returns (1 Disc)

Featuring: Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey & Kate Bosworth

Format: DVD | Rating: 12 years & over

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  Getting more realistic!

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The scene where the bullet breaks on Superman's eye-ball is a such a perfect way in the film to point out that the graphics age is in, no more pretend flying and visible ropes for this guy, Brandon Routh portrays Superman to the T, an angel from outer space seeking fairness and truth. Such a shame though that he'll be replaced after just one movie, still, I couldn't see neither Will Smith, nor Nicolas Cage or Paul Walker taking up the part. Tradition says that the part goes to a fresh face who no-one is familiar with and that's the way it should stay!

  A Worthy Addition to the Franchise

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Intended has a direct sequel to the 80's Superman II the caped hero returns to Earth five years after having left to find Metropolis' crime rate on the rise and Lex Luthor still free. Directed by Bryan Singer the movie is certainly faithful to the originals and for the most part Brendon Routh is able to recapture the charm that made Christopher Reeve so popular in the role even if there never quite seems to be the same level of chemistry with Kate Bosworth's Lois Lane.

The movies plot is perfectly passable, largely thanks to an excellent performance from Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor, despite the fact that we never really learn anything more about the man of steel as the film progresses. Even if Superman has never been as interesting a superhero as Batman for example a little more insight into what had happened over the last five years would have still been nice.

Overall, while it can perhaps be a little slow in places, thanks to some well shot action scenes and good performances Superman Returns is a worthy addition to the franchise.

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  A Worthy Addition to the Franchise

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Intended has a direct sequel to the 80's Superman II the caped hero returns to Earth five years after having left to find Metropolis' crime rate on the rise and Lex Luthor still free. Directed by Bryan Singer the movie is certainly faithful to the originals and for the most part Brendon Routh is able to recapture the charm that made Christopher Reeve so popular in the role even if there never quite seems to be the same level of chemistry with Kate Bosworth's Lois Lane.

The movies plot is perfectly passable, largely thanks to an excellent performance from Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor, despite the fact that we never really learn anything more about the man of steel as the film progresses. Even if Superman has never been as interesting a superhero as Batman for example a little more insight into what had happened over the last five years would have still been nice.

Overall, while it can perhaps be a little slow in places, thanks to some well shot action scenes and good performances Superman Returns is a worthy addition to the franchise.

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  Superman Soars Again!

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I really enjoyed this film, it's made in the spirit of the first two 'Superman' movies going for spectacle rather than all out action. Brando Ruth makes a fine Clark Kent/ Superman and Kevin Spacey chews the scenery with cocky relish as Lex Luther.

A great Saturday nights entertainment.

  Superman Soars!

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I don't know what went wrong with this film in the wider world. In the grand scheme I don't think it's at all that bad - I know I've seen considerably worse films and worse superhero films before and after it.

The sheer quality of everything, from the spot on titles, the countless nods to the first two films, the gob-smacking effects, down to the use of Marlon Brando, a neat recap to explain why films 3 and 4 (are wisely) removed from the story and great casting (except Bosworth - a good enough actress but definitely just way too young looking for Lois Lane it has to be said) makes this film reek of class. Routh may not have done a lot since but he does an admirable enough job of taking over from the late Christopher Reeve. The story itself is simple but powerful as both Clark Kent and Superman try to adjust to a world (and a Lois) that got used to not having them around and moved on, while the villainous Lex Luther continues his fascination with land acquisition!

There are downsides (the flashback to the young Clark could probably have been cut, the finale is overlong for instance) but I think it's a great couple of hours entertainment, and given it was not at all badly recieved back in 2006 when it first came out I'm not sure where some of the dislike comes from. Director Bryan Singer was a self-confessed lover of the Donner films and maybe his love clouded some of his judgement in some areas but at any rate I still enjoy it immensely.

  could do better

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This is a decent attempt at a crack at the Superman franchise and Brandon Routh portrays both Superman/Kent very well, he has all of the charm and vunerability that Christopher Reeve bought to the role of Clarke Kent and you can tell hir performance is heavily based on previous Reeves performances , the opening scene is fantastic and the airplane scene is just what fans love to see ,only real gripe is the addition of him fathering louis's baby,soon as the kid smashes the bad guy with the piano i thought i was gonna be sick ! lets hope the reboot dosent carry on with the same theme

  Difficult to Review this One

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Ok, this movie took years to get to the big screen and ultimately was a disappointment.
There was very little chance that it was gonna be better than the Original, and the way other Superhero films have grabbed the publics attention meant it was always an uphill struggle. Saying that, it certainly was not due to lack of effort..
There are highlights, and nothing really Awful about the Movie, it just doesnt FEEL like enough for a Superman movie, I guess I just wanted it to be like on the same level as the new Batman and iron Man movies.
Anyway enough gripes. The Story is Decent, The Direction is Good and the Performances are reasonable and It send a Genuine Tingle down your spine once THAT theme tune kicks in and Superman appears.
On a positive note, they are working on a new Re-Boot for Superman, to be directed by Zack Snyder (Director of 300 and Watchmen) and produced by Christopher Nolan (Director of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and Inception). So there Is still Hope.

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  Good Reboot

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Although a now other reboot is currently in production, I think Bryan Singer did an excellent job at this film, which will now stand alone, personally I think it should have came out around now, but I good film, well worth a watch.

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  Son of, son of Krypton.....

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This film has been heavily criticised and is frequently compared to an overly nostalgic look at the originals... Actually the originals had some very strong elements but were pretty awful when viewed objectively. This film is stylistically superior to its predecessors by a long way. There are some issues though; it completely fails to provide any believable sense of history between Clark/Lois/Superman despite numerous references, and it lacks the big finish that we were all expecting. However... it is beautifully shot and edited capturing a realism the originals never could. There is plenty of humour although vastly more subtle. The musical score is exceptional! It is worth a look and definitely better second time round.

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