History Film / SupermanReturns

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.
15th Aug '16 4:53:14 PM Saveelich
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The ''Superman'' franchise was rebooted seven years later in ''Film/ManOfSteel'', introducing the Film/DCExtendedUniverse.

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The ''Superman'' franchise was rebooted [[ContinuityReboot completely rebooted]] seven years later in with ''Film/ManOfSteel'', introducing the Film/DCExtendedUniverse.
15th Aug '16 4:51:52 PM Saveelich
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The ''Superman'' franchise was rebooted seven years later in ''Film/ManOfSteel'', introducing the Film/DCExtendedUniverse.
9th Aug '16 3:40:15 AM starjammer05
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* ComicBookAdaptation: As well as an adaptation, it got a four issue prequel focusing on Jor-El, Martha Kent, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor.* ComicBookTime: The film is placed in the same continuity as the first two Christopher Reeve ''Superman'' films, yet it is clearly set in the mid-2000s with a 20-something Lois Lane, a still-alive adopted mother, and a still-wet-behind-the-ears Jimmy Olsen. The earlier films established that Superman came to earth in 1948 and were clearly set in the late 1970s. This discrepancy is enough to raise doubt as to whether Superman Returns actually is part of the same continuity, but the presence of a photo of Creator/GlennFord as Pa Kent from the first film serves to establish the link.

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* ComicBookAdaptation: As well as an adaptation, it got a four issue prequel focusing on Jor-El, Martha Kent, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor.Luthor.
* ComicBookTime: The film is placed in the same continuity as the first two Christopher Reeve ''Superman'' films, yet it is clearly set in the mid-2000s with a 20-something Lois Lane, a still-alive adopted mother, and a still-wet-behind-the-ears Jimmy Olsen. The earlier films established that Superman came to earth in 1948 and were clearly set in the late 1970s. This discrepancy is enough to raise doubt as to whether Superman Returns actually is part of the same continuity, but the presence of a photo of Creator/GlennFord as Pa Kent from the first film serves to establish the link.
13th May '16 7:51:14 AM Bosco13
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* ComicBookTime: The film is placed in the same continuity as the first two Christopher Reeve ''Superman'' films, yet it is clearly set in the mid-2000s with a 20-something Lois Lane, a still-alive adopted mother, and a still-wet-behind-the-ears Jimmy Olsen. The earlier films established that Superman came to earth in 1948 and were clearly set in the late 1970s. This discrepancy is enough to raise doubt as to whether Superman Returns actually is part of the same continuity, but the presence of a photo of Creator/GlennFord as Pa Kent from the first film serves to establish the link.

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* ComicBookAdaptation: As well as an adaptation, it got a four issue prequel focusing on Jor-El, Martha Kent, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor.* ComicBookTime: The film is placed in the same continuity as the first two Christopher Reeve ''Superman'' films, yet it is clearly set in the mid-2000s with a 20-something Lois Lane, a still-alive adopted mother, and a still-wet-behind-the-ears Jimmy Olsen. The earlier films established that Superman came to earth in 1948 and were clearly set in the late 1970s. This discrepancy is enough to raise doubt as to whether Superman Returns actually is part of the same continuity, but the presence of a photo of Creator/GlennFord as Pa Kent from the first film serves to establish the link.
13th May '16 7:48:59 AM Bosco13
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* RetroUniverse: WordOfGod says that he added old fashioned cars and machine guns in alongside modern camera phones so it wouldn't be obvious to future viewers that this movie was made decades after the early Superman movies.
13th May '16 7:47:19 AM Bosco13
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* GenesisEffect: The {{Novelization}} to ''SupermanReturns'' says that Luthor's kryptonite island grew into a planet and settled into permanent orbit between Mars and Jupiter.

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* GenesisEffect: The {{Novelization}} to ''SupermanReturns'' says that Luthor's kryptonite island grew into a planet and settled into permanent orbit between Mars and Jupiter.


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* {{Novelization}}: It got three of them. An adult one by MarvWolfman, a junior novel by Louise Simonson and another childrens' book by Brandon T. Snider called ''The Last Son Of Krypton'' [[note]] Tells the first half of the movie with several villains from the comics added in, a bit like in the video game [[/note]]. Interestingly all three leave out any reference to [[spoiler:Chris being Superman's son]].


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* TieInNovel: As well as her novelization, Louise Simonson wrote a prequel novel called ''Superman Returns: Strange Visitor''.
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