History Film / SupermanReturns

22nd Mar '17 4:20:33 PM ritzoreo
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* ManInWhite: Luthor covers himself in a white coat and wears a white tie while walking around the island he created.
17th Mar '17 2:33:16 PM rmctagg09
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* RegionalRedecoration: Lex Luthor's plan in ''Superman Returns'' involves creating an entirely new continent in the Atlantic utilizing Kryptonian technology. This will destroy most of North America and cause cataclysmic damage to the rest of the world. He intends to force them to turn to him as a savior.
--> '''Luthor:''' You can print money, manufacture diamonds and people are a dime a dozen, but people will always need land. It's the one thing we aren't making anymore.
25th Feb '17 4:50:46 AM morenohijazo
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* CrooksAreBetterArmed: UpToEleven. One crook surprises the police with '''a mounted 20mm Gatling gun'''. ''Very'' good that ol' bulletproof Superman was there to rescue them.
20th Feb '17 9:40:25 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CharacterOutlivesActor: Although the character was already deceased in-universe, MarlonBrando's image and old footage was used to portray a dialogue between recordings of Jor-El and Lex Luthor.

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* CharacterOutlivesActor: Although the character was already deceased in-universe, MarlonBrando's Creator/MarlonBrando's image and old footage was used to portray a dialogue between recordings of Jor-El and Lex Luthor.
3rd Jan '17 12:41:17 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Zig-Zagged regarding the Wedge Principle. Superman's midair rescue of the plummeting jet, for the most part, is a case of ShownTheirWork; knowing that he'd tear straight through the fuselage and cabin if he wasn't careful, Supes expends most of his effort slowly braking the plane's descent after seeing his first attempt to stop it by grabbing a wing immediately fail. Once he succeeds, though, he gently sets the huge vessel down in a baseball diamond while holding it by the nosecone, even though it should have broken apart under its own weight. Near the end, he saves Lois and her family by pulling half of a massive luxury yacht from the sea, holding it by only a small portion of its frame.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Zig-Zagged regarding the Wedge Principle. Superman's midair rescue of the plummeting jet, for the most part, is a case of ShownTheirWork; knowing that he'd tear straight through the fuselage and cabin if he wasn't careful, Supes expends most of his effort slowly braking the plane's descent after seeing his first attempt to stop it by grabbing a wing immediately fail. Once he succeeds, though, he gently sets the huge large vessel down in a baseball diamond while holding it by the nosecone, even though it should have broken apart under its own weight. Near the end, he saves Lois and her family by pulling half of a massive huge luxury yacht from the sea, holding it by only a small portion of its frame.frame. Him lifting the utterly massive Kryptonite island can probably be excused, since [[AWizardDidIt Kryptonian land masses obviously don't play by quite a few laws of physics]].
3rd Jan '17 12:36:13 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Zig-Zagged regarding the Wedge Principle. Superman's midair rescue of the plummeting jet, for the most part, is a case of ShownTheirWork; knowing that he'd tear straight through the fuselage and cabin if he wasn't careful, Supes expends most of his effort slowly braking the plane's descent after seeing his first attempt to stop it by grabbing a wing immediately fail. Once he succeeds, though, he gently sets the huge vessel down in a baseball diamond while holding it by the nosecone, even though it should have broken apart under its own weight. Near the end, he saves Lois and her family by pulling half of a massive luxury yacht from the sea, holding it by only a small portion of its frame.
27th Nov '16 5:57:57 PM nombretomado
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** The film greatly expands upon the allusion in this speech from ''[[Film/{{Superman}} Superman: The Movie]]''. Besides reusing the God-like floating head version of Jor-El, Superman's return is a "Second Coming", he suffers a "Passion" when Lex and his men beat him up and Lex stabs him in the side, after saving the day he falls to Earth near death in a [[CrucifiedHeroShot cruciform position]], and he unexpectedly recovers from supposedly fatal injuries, with his empty hospital bed evoking the empty tomb. And as at least one critic (of Time magazine) pointed out, Superman secretly having a child with Lois is sort of like [[TheDaVinciCode Jesus secretly having a child with Mary Magdalene.]]

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** The film greatly expands upon the allusion in this speech from ''[[Film/{{Superman}} Superman: The Movie]]''. Besides reusing the God-like floating head version of Jor-El, Superman's return is a "Second Coming", he suffers a "Passion" when Lex and his men beat him up and Lex stabs him in the side, after saving the day he falls to Earth near death in a [[CrucifiedHeroShot cruciform position]], and he unexpectedly recovers from supposedly fatal injuries, with his empty hospital bed evoking the empty tomb. And as at least one critic (of Time magazine) pointed out, Superman secretly having a child with Lois is sort of like [[TheDaVinciCode [[Literature/TheDaVinciCode Jesus secretly having a child with Mary Magdalene.]]
16th Oct '16 2:25:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* RevengeOfTheSequel: The title of the movie is ''Superman Returns''. Supes returns after going into space for several years to search for the remnants of Krypton.



* SchrodingersCanon: Superman Returns ignores the events of ''SupermanIII'' and ''[[Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace IV]]'', considering itself a direct sequel to SupermanII. So, one can choose to believe that, after Superman II, the films got DenserAndWackier and ended up with Superman fighting Nuclear Man on the moon, or that Clark Kent left Earth for a decade or so and [[spoiler: had a son with Lois Lane.]]

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* SchrodingersCanon: Superman Returns ignores the events of ''SupermanIII'' ''Film/SupermanIII'' and ''[[Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace IV]]'', considering itself a direct sequel to SupermanII. So, one can choose to believe that, after Superman II, the films got DenserAndWackier and ended up with Superman fighting Nuclear Man on the moon, or that Clark Kent left Earth for a decade or so and [[spoiler: had a son with Lois Lane.]]
19th Sep '16 3:22:08 AM mzytryck01
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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Due to the effects of the [[spoiler: Kryptonite island, Superman is weakened to the point where he gets a truly vicious one from Luthor and his thugs, before being stabbed with a shard of it]].
24th Aug '16 2:30:31 AM Saveelich
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The ''Superman'' franchise was [[ContinuityReboot completely rebooted]] seven years later with ''Film/ManOfSteel'', introducing the Film/DCExtendedUniverse.

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The ''Superman'' franchise was [[ContinuityReboot completely rebooted]] seven years later with ''Film/ManOfSteel'', introducing Creator/HenryCavill in the role and starting the Film/DCExtendedUniverse.
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