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Singer, who made a strong impression among comic-book fans for his work on the X-Men franchise and directed Spacey in The Usual Suspects, brings both a fresh eye and a sense of respect to the world's oldest superhero. He borrows John Williams's great theme music and Marlon Brando's voice as Jor-El, and the story (penned by Singer's X-Men collaborators Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris) is a sort-of-sequel to the first two films in the franchise (choosing to ignore that the third and fourth movies ever happened). The humorous and romantic elements give the movie a heart, Singer's art-deco Metropolis is often breathtaking, and the special effects are elegant and spectacular, particularly an early airplane-disaster set-piece. Of the cast, Routh is excellent as the dual Superman/Clark, Spacey is both droll and vicious as Luthor, and Parker Posey gets the best lines as Luthor's moll Kitty. But at 23, Bosworth seems too young for the five-years-past-grizzled Lois. It's nice to see Noel Neill, Jack Larson (both from the classic Adventures of Superman TV series), and Eva Marie-Saint on the screen as well. Superman Returns is one of those projects that was in development for seemingly forever, but it was worth the wait -- it's the most enjoyable superhero movie since Spider-Man 2 and The Incredibles. --David Horiuchi
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This Superman sequel has its critics but I really enjoyed it. I thought Brandon Routh did a very good job as the Man of Steel. And you know Kevin Spacey will deliver as Lex Luthor.Published 6 days ago by L. Gambrell
Campy & ill-concieved but well acted. Wait for it to show up on TBS.Published 9 days ago by James Caleb Stewart
Well done! With a style that harkens back to the Christopher Reeve classics that won me over as a kid, this version is as close to the original as you can get! Read morePublished 12 days ago by christopher neil
I now know why I didn't even know they made a Siperman movie in 2006. No action. The love story becomes a love child. And Lex Luther was just too evil, even for a villain. Read morePublished 14 days ago by MindofMine
I like this version of Superman :) Man of Steel is very artistic & I like that tooPublished 15 days ago by Junkie_keeper
Wish they would have done a follow up on this one with the boy. Superboy would have been a cool series to watch. Great movie, this superman fit the part just fine.Published 21 days ago by Barry Moore
Good movie, just wish they'd pick a story line and stick with it.Published 21 days ago by Jeremy Nuckles
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|CGI Superman vs. Live Brandon - a tragic misuse of technology||
Dec 2, 2006 by Israel Soler | See all 4 posts
|ATTENTION - HARDCORE SUPERMAN FANS! a question please?||
Greeting Superfriend John,
There were several colored kryptonite from the the era of which you speak:
Gold K- took away Superman's powers forever
Blue K- only affected the Bizarro Superman
Jewel and White K- affected something or someone other than Superman.
Hope this helps.
Dec 7, 2006 by Vicky Martin | See all 7 posts
The Blu-ray is a direct port-over of the 2-disc DVD set. However, there is a misprint on the Blu-ray packaging, which I have confirmed with Warner Home Video. All of the extras are in standard definition, not in 1080p as indicated on the cover of the Blu-ray.
Otherwise, this is a good upgrade,... Read More
Jan 23, 2008 by Todd Erwin | See all 2 posts
|Other superman villains?||
I think the next Superman villain should be Doomsday. I am aware that there is an animated movie with Doomsday but I believe that Superman's death and return to life should receive a live action movie.
Dec 31, 2008 by Shaun Stirneman | See all 6 posts
|Amazon, when will you have this in stock?||
I would also like to know if this listing is accurate for both aspect ratio and audio qualities.
Nov 7, 2008 by James Harvey-richardson | See all 2 posts
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