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28th Jan '18 2:40:58 PM Xtifr
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After the ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' film franchise languished in DevelopmentHell for years (following the failure of ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace''), '''''Superman Returns''''' brought the Man of Steel back to the big screen in 2006. Bryan Singer, who directed the first two of the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'', crafted ''Returns'' as both a sequel and an homage to ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'' and ''Film/SupermanII'' -- while also [[CanonDiscontinuity ignoring]] ''Film/SupermanIII'', ''Superman IV'', and (probably) ''Film/{{Supergirl}}''.

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After the ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' film franchise languished in DevelopmentHell for years (following the failure of ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace''), '''''Superman Returns''''' ''Superman Returns'' brought the Man of Steel back to the big screen in 2006. Bryan Singer, who directed the first two of the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'', crafted ''Returns'' as both a sequel and an homage to ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'' and ''Film/SupermanII'' -- while also [[CanonDiscontinuity ignoring]] ''Film/SupermanIII'', ''Superman IV'', and (probably) ''Film/{{Supergirl}}''.
21st Dec '17 7:00:16 PM TheCoolKat1995
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* AesopAmnesia: Superman in ''Superman II'' promises that he'd never abandon the world after vanishing for at most two weeks. Then goes off for a few ''years'' to search for a planet his own ''father'' swore up and down was destroyed in the first film. Oh, and he does this before showing up in court, allowing Lex to be acquitted because Supes was a no show.

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* AesopAmnesia: Superman in ''Superman II'' promises that he'd never abandon the world after vanishing for at most two weeks. Then goes off for a few five ''years'' to search for a planet his own ''father'' swore up and down was destroyed in the first film. Oh, and he does this before showing up in court, allowing Lex to be acquitted because Supes was a no show.
21st Dec '17 4:12:18 PM TitoMosquito
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* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: Perry White is so wrapped up in Superman's return he doesn't seem to regard the EMP wave Luthor triggered, which crippled the entire Eastern Seaboard newsworthy. Lois frequently butts heads with him over this, as he wants her to go back to reporting on Superman. Possibly justified by Lois actually knowing Superman as a personal friend, and he's definitely not the easiest guy to pin down.

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* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: Perry White is so wrapped up in Superman's return he doesn't seem to regard the EMP wave Luthor triggered, which crippled the entire Eastern Seaboard newsworthy. Lois frequently butts heads with him over this, as he wants her to go back to reporting on Superman. Possibly justified by Lois actually knowing Superman as a personal friend, and he's definitely not the easiest guy to pin down. Not to mention that she has a personal reason ''not'' wanting to meet with Superman.
26th Jul '17 11:50:18 PM Sumatris
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* PlotHole: Stealing a chunk of Kryptonite? Fine. Shaping it with Earth tools? I don't think so.

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** The large crystal meteorite that accompanies Supes' return to Earth. It's never brought up in the movie why he would make the effort of bringing such a huge part of his planet with him, and apart from him saying that he hid it afterwards, it's never mentioned again. Only when you rifle through the deleted scenes do you find out that the thing is actually the crystalline spaceship he used to travel to Krypton and back, and that it was too critically damaged to perform a proper landing upon his return.
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Stealing a chunk of Kryptonite? Fine. Shaping it with Earth tools? I don't think so.
24th Jul '17 8:37:10 AM Piterpicher
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* SchrodingersCanon: Superman Returns ignores the events of ''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.]]

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* SchrodingersCanon: Superman Returns ignores the events of ''Film/SupermanIII'' and ''[[Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace IV]]'', considering itself a direct sequel to SupermanII.''Film/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.]]
11th May '17 11:18:57 PM Kadorhal
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After the ''Film/{{Superman}}'' film franchise languished in DevelopmentHell for years (following the failure of ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace''), '''''Superman Returns''''' brought the Man of Steel back to the big screen in 2006. Bryan Singer, who directed the first two ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' films, crafted ''Returns'' as both a sequel and an homage to ''Film/{{Superman}}'' and ''Film/SupermanII'' -- while also [[CanonDiscontinuity ignoring]] ''Film/SupermanIII'', ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace'', and (probably) ''Film/{{Supergirl}}''.

Franchise/{{Superman}} (Creator/BrandonRouth) returns to Earth five years after leaving to search for remnants of Krypton in deep space; in the time between Superman's departure and return, ComicBook/LoisLane (Kate Bosworth) won a Pulitzer Prize for the article "[[WomanScorned Why the World Doesn't Need Superman]]" (ouch!), and the world has moved on in his absence. Superman has to deal with the ambivalent reaction toward his return, work on mending his relationship with Lois, and foil the latest deranged scheme by a newly-resurfaced ComicBook/LexLuthor (Creator/KevinSpacey).

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After the ''Film/{{Superman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' film franchise languished in DevelopmentHell for years (following the failure of ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace''), '''''Superman Returns''''' brought the Man of Steel back to the big screen in 2006. Bryan Singer, who directed the first two ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' films, of the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'', crafted ''Returns'' as both a sequel and an homage to ''Film/{{Superman}}'' ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'' and ''Film/SupermanII'' -- while also [[CanonDiscontinuity ignoring]] ''Film/SupermanIII'', ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace'', ''Superman IV'', and (probably) ''Film/{{Supergirl}}''.

Franchise/{{Superman}} Superman (Creator/BrandonRouth) returns to Earth five years after leaving to search for remnants of Krypton in deep space; in the time between Superman's departure and return, ComicBook/LoisLane (Kate Bosworth) won a Pulitzer Prize for the article "[[WomanScorned Why the World Doesn't Need Superman]]" (ouch!), and the world has moved on in his absence. Superman has to deal with the ambivalent reaction toward his return, work on mending his relationship with Lois, and foil the latest deranged scheme by a newly-resurfaced ComicBook/LexLuthor (Creator/KevinSpacey).
17th Apr '17 6:19:44 PM Theriocephalus
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After the ''Film/{{Superman}}'' film franchise languished in DevelopmentHell for years (following the failure of ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace''), '''''Superman Returns''''' brought The Man of Steel back to the big screen in 2006. Bryan Singer, who directed the first two ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' films, crafted ''Returns'' as both a sequel and an homage to ''Film/{{Superman}}'' and ''Film/SupermanII'' -- while also [[CanonDiscontinuity ignoring]] ''Film/SupermanIII'', ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace'', and (probably) ''Film/{{Supergirl}}''.

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After the ''Film/{{Superman}}'' film franchise languished in DevelopmentHell for years (following the failure of ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace''), '''''Superman Returns''''' brought The the Man of Steel back to the big screen in 2006. Bryan Singer, who directed the first two ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' films, crafted ''Returns'' as both a sequel and an homage to ''Film/{{Superman}}'' and ''Film/SupermanII'' -- while also [[CanonDiscontinuity ignoring]] ''Film/SupermanIII'', ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace'', and (probably) ''Film/{{Supergirl}}''.
2nd Apr '17 6:31:04 PM shawn_allen
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** A mountain spire grows through the middle of a ''glass-bottom'' boat? SNAP, too!!
2nd Apr '17 6:05:46 PM shawn_allen
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* PlotHole: Stealing a chunk of Kryptonite? Fine. Shaping it with Earth tools? I don't think so.
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.
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