History Film / SupermanReturns

6th Apr '16 1:45:56 PM MrDeath
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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. WhatAnIdiot.

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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. WhatAnIdiot.
6th Apr '16 2:50:50 AM TitoMosquito
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** In the scene where Lex and his gang break into the museum, Lex wears a wig that resembles [[Series/{{Smallville}} Lionel Luthor's]] long hair.
4th Apr '16 3:30:16 PM AnotherGuy
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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. WhatAnIdiot.
26th Mar '16 2:21:57 PM TitoMosquito
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** The saving of the plane is a direct reference shot by shot of Supes saving the space plane in ''The Man of Steel #1''.
** Superman lowering Kitty's car to the ground looks like the cover to Action Comics #1.

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** The saving of the plane is a direct reference shot by shot of Supes saving the space plane in ''The Man of Steel #1''.
Steel'' #1.
*** The plane was attached to a space shuttle. The original idea for ''The Man of Steel'' #1 was for Superman to save a space shuttle, but was changed to an "experimental space-plane" following the 1986 ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Challenger_disaster Challenger]]'' disaster.
** Superman lowering Kitty's car to the ground looks like the cover to Action Comics ''Action Comics'' #1.
17th Jan '16 12:06:54 PM Anicomicgeek
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** In the {{Novelization}}, during the plane rescue scene, Superman thinks about how easy it would be if he could [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks move planets like how they said in the comic books they used to make about him]].



* RecursiveAdaptation: In the {{Novelization}}, during the plane rescue scene, Superman thinks about how easy it would be if he could [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks move planets like how they said in the comic books they used to make about him]].
29th Dec '15 2:44:54 PM Anddrix
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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 SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor (Creator/KevinSpacey).

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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 SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor (Creator/KevinSpacey).
25th Dec '15 7:57:35 PM nombretomado
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* RecursiveAdaptation: In the {{Novelization}}, during the plane rescue scene, Superman thinks about how easy it would be if he could [[SilverAge move planets like how they said in the comic books they used to make about him]].

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* RecursiveAdaptation: In the {{Novelization}}, during the plane rescue scene, Superman thinks about how easy it would be if he could [[SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks move planets like how they said in the comic books they used to make about him]].
9th Nov '15 11:53:34 AM hullflyer
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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.

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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.
12th Oct '15 8:27:35 PM jamespolk
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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 GlennFord as Pa Kent from the first film serves to establish the link.

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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 GlennFord Creator/GlennFord as Pa Kent from the first film serves to establish the link.
30th Aug '15 2:37:44 PM Fireblood
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* DisappearedDad: Superman himself is one to his son, though he didn't even know about him before returning to Earth. However, he then ''knowingly'' leaves at the end of the film. ''{{Website/Cracked}}'' speculated his son became a supervillain enemy of his in the future due to this (the boy is shown to have his powers).
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