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For five years, Superman (Brandon Routh) has been away from Earth, coaxed into space by a belief that Krypton may still exist. Finding nothing, he comes back to a changed world--not only has terrorism become rampant, but Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth) has married, started a family, and won the Pulitzer for her piece 'Why the World Doesn't Need Superman'. After a stop in Smallville to see his adopted mother (Eva Marie Saint), Superman is back in Metropolis, and Clark Kent has his old job back at the Daily Planet, with everyone still incredibly oblivious to his alter ego. But where there's Superman, there's Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey), and he is likely to be planning something dastardly--in this case, using a piece of pilfered kryptonite to grow an entirely new continent that he will control. Bryan Singer (X-MEN 1 and 2), armed with a script by Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty, approaches the red cape with reverence for the lore of the character, and respect for Richard Donner's SUPERMAN (1980) and Richard Lester's 1980 sequel, films that ushered in the era of the modern superhero film. Singer's SUPERMAN is filled with melancholy, and not so subtly suggests the notion of Superman as a Christ figure, sacrificing himself to save mankind. But there are still laughs, mostly courtesy of Spacey (clearly having a blast) and Parker Posey as his moll, Kitty Kowalski, as well as plenty of gasp-inducing set pieces, including a spectacular and terrifying near plane crash and a sinking boat. While modern visual effects have allowed Superman to reach entirely new realms, Singer keeps them from becoming the film's raison d'etre, thus keeping the Man of Steel's gigantic heart intact--heavy though it may be.
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#1
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#2
Good price, shockingly bad film though.
#3
I picked this up in tescos for £3 a few weeks ago. i agree, poor film. really slow to start, and never really kicks off. Not exactly 'faster than a speeding bullet'(!)
#4
It wasnt that bad, just not that good, not as good as it could have been, but i read Singer is directing another and has promised much better.

The HMV deal was posted a day or two ago, just my opinion but specific movies like this could easily have been added to that particular thread.
banned#5
jonhoggy
It wasnt that bad, just not that good, not as good as it could have been, but i read Singer is directing another and has promised much better.

The HMV deal was posted a day or two ago, just my opinion but specific movies like this could easily have been added to that particular thread.


He hasn't promised "much better", he's actually very proud of Returns and rightly so. He has promised more action in the next one.

I for one appreciated the pace and time spent on the story rather than continuous effect shots with the story there as an excuse to link them up. Far and away the best superhero adaptation of recent times, followed closely by X2 and Batman Begins
#6
I loved this film - voted HOT!
#7
Its £3 in store aswell
#8
master_chief
Far and away the best superhero adaptation of recent times, followed closely by X2 and Batman Begins


I thought it was lackluster, the two main actors (Brandon Watchamacalit and Kate Bosworth) lacked charisma and the action sequences were less than memorable.
banned#9
Kate Bosworth was lacking, I'll give you that. I thought Brandon stepped into the red boots perfectly though.

What's one man's beef...
#10
Bargain......!

Loved this and all the others!!
#11
:thumbsup: + 9% quidco
#12
Voted hot and bought, thanks.

Even though I didn't think much of this when I watched it... being a major fan of the Richard Donner original and the 2nd and 3rd, I thought I should add this to my collection :thinking:

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