History Film / SupermanII

16th Aug '17 7:37:46 PM MBG
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Zod was a pretty minor element of Superman's rogues gallery when the movie came out, but since then, he's been promoted to a rather important element of it. Most versions of Zod are also visually based on Terrence Stamp, and most fans would likely struggle to name a second Zod storyline.
23rd Jul '17 5:20:38 PM SpideyTerry
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* BringIt: During the emergency address, the President attempts to call Superman for help. An angry Zod demands to know who Superman is and then addresses the camera: "Come to me, Superman, if you dare! I defy you! Come! Come and kneel before Zod! Zod!"


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* DarkestHour: Earth is effortlessly conquered by Zod and no one has any idea where Superman is.
-->'''President''': But there is one man on this planet who will never kneel before you.\\
'''Zod''': Who is this imbecile? Where is he?\\
'''President''': I wish I knew.


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* PreviouslyOn: The original cut opens with a quick repeat of the first movie's scenes of Zod's crew being condemned to the Phantom Zone and Zod vowing revenge. The opening credits then show various scenes from the rest of that movie. The Donner cut changes around the Zod scenes and removes the scenes during the credits.
5th Jul '17 8:06:01 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Continuing the trend from the last film, it was shot in Southern Alberta, in Calgary and High River.
22nd Jun '17 2:25:23 AM AP
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* CeilingSmash: Non puts Perry White's head into the ceiling of his office at the Daily Planet.
11th Jun '17 8:29:23 PM mkmckoy
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* LovesMyAlterEgo: Though Clark’s annoyance with hearing about Superman is definitely feigned, he does seem to want Lois to fall for him as Clark Kent and not just be infatuated with Superman. Lois lampshades this in explaining why Clark “accidentally” falls into the fire and reveals he is Superman.

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* LovesMyAlterEgo: Though Clark’s annoyance with hearing about Superman is definitely feigned, he does seem to want Lois to fall for him as Clark Kent and not just be infatuated with Superman. Lois lampshades this in explaining why This becomes especially problematic once Superman gives up his powers and is only Clark “accidentally” falls into Kent.
-->'''Lois''': I don’t want a bodyguard. I want
the fire and reveals man I fell in love with.
-->'''Clark''': I know that Lois. I wish
he is Superman.were here.



-->'''Clark Kent:''' [To Lois] Maybe you ought to hire a bodyguard.
-->'''Lois:''' I don't want one. I want the man I fell in love with.
-->'''Clark:''' I know, Lois. I wish he were here.

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-->'''Clark Kent:''' [To Lois] Maybe you ought to hire a bodyguard.
-->'''Lois:''' I don't want one. I want the man I fell in love with.
-->'''Clark:''' [To Lois] Maybe we ought to hire a bodyguard.
-->'''Lois''':
I know, Lois. don’t want a bodyguard. I want the man I fell in love with.
-->'''Clark''': I know that Lois.
I wish he were here.
11th Jun '17 8:15:44 PM mkmckoy
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-->'''Lois''': But … he is you. It’s kind of confusing.

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-->'''Lois''': But … [[WhichMe he is you. It’s kind of confusing.confusing]].
27th May '17 8:49:00 PM mkmckoy
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* AscendedExtra: This movie is entirely responsible for raising General Zod and other minor Phantom Zone villains to "iconic Superman foe" status in pop culture, rivalling Lex Luthor, resulting in Zod's prominent roles in the later adaptations ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''Film/ManOfSteel''. Though they remained minor villains in comics themselves until they were reintroduced in 2006, [[RetCanon patterned after the movie versions]].

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* AsYouKnow: After the Kryptonian Criminals [[spoiler: lose their powers and are defeated by Superman]], Luthor verbally explains what just happened. Superman triumphantly nods, confirming Luthor’s explanation.
* AscendedExtra: This movie is entirely responsible for raising General Zod and other minor Phantom Zone villains to "iconic Superman foe" status in pop culture, rivalling Lex Luthor, resulting in Zod's prominent roles in the later adaptations ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''Film/ManOfSteel''. Though they They however remained minor villains in comics themselves until they were reintroduced in 2006, [[RetCanon patterned after the movie versions]].



* ClarkKenting: Discussed by Lois and Superman once she learns his true identity.
-->'''Lois''': Must be tough being Clark Kent, isn’t it?
-->'''Superman''': No, I really like it sometimes. Even though I do make a fool of myself. And if it weren’t for him I never would’ve met you.
-->'''Lois''': But … he is you. It’s kind of confusing.
-->'''Superman''': Not to me it isn’t.



* CurbstompBattle: The depowered Clark Kent is on the wrong end of one when he picks a fight with the truck driver in the diner.

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* CurbstompBattle: CurbStompBattle: The depowered Clark Kent is on the wrong end of one when he picks a fight with the truck driver in the diner.


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* LovesMyAlterEgo: Though Clark’s annoyance with hearing about Superman is definitely feigned, he does seem to want Lois to fall for him as Clark Kent and not just be infatuated with Superman. Lois lampshades this in explaining why Clark “accidentally” falls into the fire and reveals he is Superman.
13th May '17 3:42:47 PM Aurelian
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* PoliceAreUseless: One of the guards in Luthor's prison discovers that he and Otis are missing, but doesn't bother to raise the alarm. A second guard in the watch tower is too busy watching TV to notice Luthor in the spotlight.
11th Apr '17 7:55:30 PM Yipeekiyay
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* SameLanguageDub: In the Theatrical Cut, Don Fellows (the ''other'' general) was dubbed with a deeper, unaccented voice by an unknown actor. His real voice can be heard in the Richard Donner Cut as well as ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace'', where he played Mr. Hornsby.



* ShootingSuperman: Zig Zagged in the Donned cut. Humans do figure out that it is pointless to shoot at Zod and friends in reasonable time, but this trope does come up Superman. Lois takes out a gun and shoots it at Clark Kent, and he so shocked that she would endanger Clark's life that he does reveal he is Superman. She says she used blanks. The event does not occur in the theatrical version.

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* ShootingSuperman: Zig Zagged in the Donned cut. Humans do figure out that it is pointless to shoot at Zod and friends in reasonable time, but this trope does come up for Superman. Lois takes out a gun and shoots it at Clark Kent, and he so shocked that she would endanger Clark's life that he does reveal he is Superman. She says she used blanks. The event does not occur in the theatrical version.
8th Apr '17 5:00:13 AM Saveelich
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''Film/SupermanReturns'' is considered a sequel to this film, and ignores the continuity of ''Superman III'' and ''Superman IV: the Quest for Peace''.

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''Film/SupermanReturns'' is considered a sequel to this film, and ignores the continuity of ''Superman III'' and ''Superman IV: the Quest for Peace''.''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace''.
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