History Film / SupermanReturns

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.
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.
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