History Film / SupermanII

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''.
8th Apr '17 4:59:43 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''.
8th Mar '17 9:22:00 AM Saveelich
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Late into the film's production, the producers decided to can Creator/RichardDonner; while the official reason given for the Salkinds firing Donner was "he was going over budget", many of the cast and crew members suspected his firing was actually due to creative differences (Donner wanted to make the series more serious, while the Salkinds wanted it to be campier). Creator/RichardLester -- who admitted to never having read a comic book (''Superman'' or otherwise) in his life -- was hired as the director to finish out the film. While the result was still satisfying (to some extent), the cast and crew who were angry about this decision declined to return to work on ''Film/SupermanIII''.

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Late into the film's production, the producers decided to can Creator/RichardDonner; while the official reason given for the Salkinds firing Donner was "he was going over budget", many of the cast and crew members suspected his firing was actually due to creative differences (Donner wanted to make the series more serious, while the Salkinds wanted it to be campier). Creator/RichardLester Richard Lester -- who admitted to never having read a comic book (''Superman'' or otherwise) in his life -- was hired as the director to finish out the film. While the result was still satisfying (to some extent), the cast and crew who were angry about this decision declined to return to work on ''Film/SupermanIII''.
21st Feb '17 11:03:07 AM Aurelian
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* CurbstompBattle: The depowered Clark Kent is on the wrong end of one when he picks a fight with the truck driver in the diner.
17th Feb '17 5:27:20 AM NNinja
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** FiveBadBand: With Zod serving as BigBad, Ursa easily fills the role of TheDragon, Non would be TheBrute, and Lex and Zod could share the position of TheEvilGenius (Zod is the one actively coordinating his team on their rampage, while Lex has information on the Fortress of Solitude and Superman himself to offer them). All three of the Phantom Zone criminals would be actively serving as TheDarkChick, since not much is known about them other than they tried to lead a rebellion on Krypton; the reason why has never been revealed.
14th Dec '16 12:10:33 AM esa-saari
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** This troper thinks the opposite: the truck driver was already bullying the patrons of the diner and he surely would have continued to do so [[spoiler: unless Superman had intervened. And notice that Superman touches the bully only ''once''; when he puts him on his tray of food on the counter. Superman dealt with the bullys behavior without any violence on his part.]]

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** This troper thinks the opposite: the The truck driver was already bullying the patrons of the diner and he surely would have continued to do so [[spoiler: unless Superman had intervened. And notice that Superman touches the bully only ''once''; when he puts him on his tray of food on the counter. Superman dealt with the bullys behavior without any violence on his part.]]
13th Dec '16 11:56:51 PM esa-saari
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** This troper thinks the opposite: the truck driver was already bullying the patrons of the diner and he surely would have continued to do so [[spoiler: unless Superman had intervened. And notice that Superman touches the bully only ''once''; when he puts him back on his stool. Superman dealt with the bullys behavior without any violence on his part.]]

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** This troper thinks the opposite: the truck driver was already bullying the patrons of the diner and he surely would have continued to do so [[spoiler: unless Superman had intervened. And notice that Superman touches the bully only ''once''; when he puts him back on his stool.tray of food on the counter. Superman dealt with the bullys behavior without any violence on his part.]]
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