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Awesome, new tech, and more evil and crime!
|10/10||connorhw1@ - 410 reviews|
I was disappointed with this one. The cast was up to par with as expected acting, so guess it comes down to the writing and plot, which was just so so and fell a little flat. Didn't really get the audience involved and needed more depth between Clark and Lois. Unfortunate as I'm a big Superman fan.
|5/10||alapatyou@ - 49 reviews|
14.10.2011 - age: 26-35
I thought this was kind the same disappointment as Superman 3 it just seems to be the same old thing over and over having said that this movie is still pretty good considering anyways Brandon Routh is a good Clark Kent/Superman I think anyways. Kevin Spacey was a good Lex Luther but this film falls short of it's predecessors again...
|6/10||ducksrule@ - 217 reviews|
13.7.2009 - age: 18-25
I think they have let us down. Lets hope they do better next time.
|7/10||devan_777@ - 58 reviews|
1.7.2009 - age: 13-17
This Movie was so bad! Superman looked fake. It was a waste of time. Don't watch it.
|1/10||rlacy@ - 66 reviews|
29.6.2009 - age: 13-17
Good job of re-releasing the franchise hope to see more and alot of new enemies.
|9/10||kskp99@ - 8 reviews|
14.5.2009 - age: 26-35
The movie was kinda slow and the story didn't make sense with the other ones.
|5/10||richyazda42@ - 78 reviews|
13.7.2008 - age: 13-17
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It’s taken more than a decade to get the Man of Steel, The Man of Tomorrow, and the Big Blue Wonder to find his way back onto the big screen. After the debacle that was Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, it would be understandable that many people would be skeptical going into Superman Returns, the first film in the franchise since 1987. But now, in 2006, Bryan Singer has done what many comic book and film fans have been hoping for with the treatment of Superman – he’s restored the magic, respectability and wonder to the character. Clocking in at a nearly-epic 2 hours and 34 mins, Singer and company return to the world of Metropolis, where Superman has seemingly disappeared for close to 5 years without a trace. The world has moved on when Superman finally does make a return, a shock to the world, and even more of a shock to his love – Lois Lane. But being a part of the world, of course, Lois has also moved on – becoming engaged to the boss’s son, and raising a child, placing Superman and Clark Kent in a very unusual situation. In today’s world, where almost every comic book hero has seemingly had a film introducing him or her to today’s audience, the return of the original superhero is a very welcome change to the madness. Singer manages to seamlessly combine various elements of action, romance, suspense, drama, and emotional depth that will have even the most hardcore and uncompromising of fans to appreciate this adaptation. The fact that we’ve had a full generation go without a Superman film makes the return even more of a welcome. One man that should definitely be accepting the Superman welcome is the relative unknown handpicked by Singer to portray the Man of Steel – Brandon Routh. Routh, while having a very tough act to follow in Christopher Reeve, portrays the role of Superman and Clark Kent with the plenty of confidence. While he still has to get comfortable filling those red boots, his charm and like-ability can make a lot of us believe that Routh really could be Superman. Some may warm-up to him more than others, but it’s pretty much been solidified – Brandon Routh is Superman. And behind Routh is a cast that can, at times, be deemed nearly hit-or-miss. But a few of the casting errors are more than made up for by Kevin Spacey, who portrays the Lex Luthor role with superb cheekiness, as well as embracing the twisted, megalomaniacal genius that makes the character of Lex Luthor such an enduring adversary to the Man of Steel. His performance, alone, gives the film just the right element of chaos and comedy usually associated with such a comic book film. The casting of Kate Bosworth in the role of Superman’s main lover, Lois Lane, is a bit of a questionable. Bosworth definitely brings the spice and ferociousness that makes Lois such a reputable reporter, but at times can seem a bit rigid for much of the film. At times, during the more emotional scenes, Bosworth does manage to put through the right of emotion to give the scene its impact. But, at times, it does seem like she’s holding something back. For what it’s worth, Bosworth does a good enough job to get her through the film, and bring a bit more character to the new and refined Lois Lane. On the other hand, the remainder of the cast plays their roles with wonderful results. Sam Huntington does a good job of portraying the role of the geeky, anxious photographer in Jimmy Olsen, as does Frank Langella playing the cool, newspaper aficionado boss of The Daily Planet in Perry White. And Parker Posey does a wonderful job of playing Lex Luthor’s right-hand goon in Kitty Kowalski. Think of a second Miss Teschmacher, except a bit more involved, a bit dumber, and a bit more torn about Lex’s plots to kill millions of innocent people. Correction: Make that BILLIONS of innocent people! With the return of a superhero this caliber, the main priority placed on this film by a lot of people were the use of the special effects – which are used expertly in this film. While these effects may not be anything groundbreaking, the visual of a man effectively soaring through the air with such grace would give just about anybody a thrill. Something Bryan Singer uses to his advantage and carries the film through some invigorating action sequences. It does just what it’s supposed to do – it makes you believe that a man can fly, again. That’s all that matters. Superman Returns is not an attempt at reinventing, remodeling or modernizing the Man of Steel. Instead, it’s a film that reintroduces some of the elements that we loved about the Richard Donner Superman film (s), while also giving winks and nods to the die-hard comic book fans, as well. Even though the Superman character may turn 60 years old in 2008, the character seems just as timeless as ever here in the 21st century. Sure, you’ll have your Spider-Mans and Batmans, but you’ll only have one Superman. Singer unique and exclusive vision of the Man of Steel in the new millenium makes the character all the more relevant today. With it’s amazing blend of action, emotion, drama, comedy and thrills, Superman Returns has a quality of class that very few action films will ever have the chance of equaling. *** ½ out of ****
|8/10||drink_beer_jp@ - 3 reviews|
10.2.2008 - age: 18-25
A very good movie!! Not as good as superman 1.
|9/10||benja928@ - 7 reviews|
10.4.2007 - age: 1-12
I thought the movie had great effects and they kept the story line, close to the first superman story. It was a great movie.
|10/10||gjobborn@ - 4 reviews|
6.4.2007 - age: 50+
Superman Returns is without a dought the best superhero movie yet
|10/10||thegodzillaking@ - 92 reviews|
23.3.2007 - age: 13-17
Wow this was probably one of the worst movies i've ever seen. There was like no ending the whole plot thingie was super boring i found the whole movie pretty pointless it is sooo not worth it
|1/10||mary_kateandash_44@ - 19 reviews|
18.3.2007 - age: 13-17
Could of used more action, but all in all... well done.
|7/10||twisterf6@ - 7 reviews|
5.3.2007 - age: 26-35
There was a lot of wasted talent in Superman Returns. All the characters lacked interest and development, however, Kevin Spacey did his best with the limited script. Excellent special effects are not enough to make this film a winner.
|4/10||dolfinna@ - 3 reviews|
20.12.2006 - age: 36-49
All Superman movies were worth seeing because of the type of relationships between Clark Kent, Lois Lane and Superman. Except this one. Not all had been works of art but Lane and Clark had always been great. Always funny or ridiculous. They often made you laugh or smile. They were also thinkers. Remember Clark in Smallville in Superman iii? There was this special and unique and growing rapport between the two which was lost completely in this movie. However, the special effects in comparison to the other Superman movies are excellent (it's also about 18 years later) I think this Superman is not funny and too Young for this part (Superboy? ) I think this Lois Lane hasn't got the life in her to play this role. Remember Lois Lane is supposed to be Clark's friend as well as Superman ex-girlfriend. Lois Lane knows who Superman is from before. Kevin Spacey is simply captivating and I also appreciated the actor who plays Lois Lane's lover. In conclusion, if you can't compare to the other movies, then you can't really judge this movie. If you don't want to see them, well then just rent this movie because I don't want to define it as terrible. There are some good actors.
|6/10||sergybi@ - 72 reviews|
17.12.2006 - age: 36-49
I love superman comics and movies. This movie exceeded my expectations.
|9/10||homecar1@ - first review|
9.12.2006 - age: 36-49
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Great film, Kevin Spacey steals the show, the effects are really good, especially when the bullet hits supermans eye.
|9/10||cfh_trendkill@ - 487 reviews|
6.12.2006 - age: 18-25
Lame story line, not enough action.
|2/10||jlvilleneuve@ - 10 reviews|
1.12.2006 - age: 26-35
Ive seen this movie twice! I love it so much! It really makes you wonder what is going to happen!
|10/10||cool_beanslol@ - 2 reviews|
12.11.2006 - age: 13-17
Great computer graphics... but WHAT was with that story line? I will never get those 3 hours back!!!
|5/10||genevieve_flanagan@ - first review|
27.10.2006 - age: 26-35
The movie was not bad and has some good scenes such as the scene of the shoot in the Superman's eye. But it disapointed me. The story is similar to the Superman 1, not very creative.
|6/10||alanbiology@ - first review|
1.10.2006 - age: 26-35
Beautiful cinematography. Scenes were shot well. Story line was simple, nice twist with the kid. The suspense was in whether or not the kid would do something else spectacular after tossing a grand piano. Looking forward to the next one.
|7/10||sdk135@ - first review|
29.9.2006 - age: 26-35
Seamlessly fits into the Richard Donner series from the 70's and 80's. Felt like I was a kid again!
|9/10||famousdog@ - first review|
22.9.2006 - age: 26-35
No story, and he couldn't act his way out of a paper bag. This is mindless drivel at it's worst. Christopher Reeve is rolling over in his grave.
|1/10||info@ - first review|
18.9.2006 - age: 26-35
This movie was AWESOME! Very well done, plus very clean and safe for everyone!
|10/10||jump5_555@ - first review|
16.9.2006 - age: 13-17
It's the best movie I had ever seen!!! I loved it with every inch of my heart, I think everyone should go see it.
|10/10||smallville_freak14@ - first review|
15.9.2006 - age: 13-17
The acting wasn't that gr8 but the 3d effects where amazing worth seeing in IMAX.
|7/10||damdooma@ - 20 reviews|
9.9.2006 - age: 18-25
I have no idea what this movie was about. It was very hard to sit through. What a waste of time this was. I have seen 30 second commercials with better special effects and intelligent content than this movie had in 2 1/2 looonggg and boringgg hours.
|2/10||rodneywareham@ - 189 reviews|
8.9.2006 - age: 36-49
What a waste. Very disappointed. There were so many problems with the story and it started right at the beginning and kept on going until the end. Why does Superman need to wait for Earth scientists to find Krypton when he has the knowledge, according to Marlon Brando, of 28 or so galaxies. Why does Superman leave Earth without telling anyone. Why does Superman crash land his rocket right in the middle of the Kent Farm. All this within the first five minutes! Horrible. Roth was fine. Stacey was not utilized properly - Lex's character was as flat as a pancake. The special effects looked fake. I guess Bryan Singer used up his superhero talents with X-Men 1&2 - he should have stopped there.
|3/10||parker_2@ - 296 reviews|
8.9.2006 - age: 26-35
Similarly as Christian Bale did for the new Batman, going back to basics etc... this film renews by faith in movie series... I was not expecting much from this new CK, but boy this kid did his homework... His expressions, his body language, his delivery, VERY consistent with Reeves... This is the Superman of a new generation, I thought it was great fun. KEVIN SPACEY stole the show, his rendition of Lex Luthor was spectacular, he transforms the role by giving it an intellectual spin, he's dark but you can't help admire him... The only comment I have is that Lois was too wishy washy... Margot Kidder's original was a tough reporter as well as a tough woman... this gal just didn't do it for me... She's too girlie & just doesn't seem savvy enough to pull it off... Go for Spacey, he's worth the 13$...
|9/10||lydia.blanar@ - 10 reviews|
7.9.2006 - age: 26-35
This movie brings back childhood memories. The intro alone was worth watching... it's a must see for superman fans worldwide. Plot was great and acting was brilliant... CGI was amazing...
|9/10||marc_mangubat@ - 5 reviews|
5.9.2006 - age: 26-35
It boggles my mind how anyone could think this movie is even OK let along good. [...] it is so simple, the acting is absurd even for a blockbuster, and there is actually no point what-so-ever to this movie. The action sequences are so contrived that the 3D of Imax shuts on and off accordingly. This movie is a measuring stick - if you think it is good you necessarily are not.
|2/10||anthonyfowler@ - 2 reviews|
5.9.2006 - age: 26-35
I did not expect that if the movie was 2 1/2 hours long that you only get about 15 minutes of the 3D effect. It was really not worth going to see.
|5/10||lasteele@ - first review|
1.9.2006 - age: 36-49
I really was disapointed, I've been longing to watch this movie. The storyline was soo weak even tho the special effects were great. Kate Bosworth was TERRIBLE as Lois Lane!!! Oh My, she was AWFUL!!! I really was pissed by this miscast. Kevin Spacey was fabulous as Lex!!! He's the only reason I'm giving this movie a 3!! Don't waste your money to go watch this movie. IT'S NOT WORTH IT"! 1.
|3/10||nayankaluv@ - 15 reviews|
30.8.2006 - age: 26-35
I thought this was a pretty decent flick! The rating made me think it would suck but it didn't, I liked it. Its something that you probably want to see in the cinema 'cause the effects are pretty good.
|7/10||qaz666@ - first review|
29.8.2006 - age: 18-25
The worst movie that I have seen in a long time. The previous versions were never that good in the first place. This movie is even worse. I only went because my grandson wanted to see it. He is a Superman fan... however even he did not enjoy this movie..
|1/10||ej888@ - 3 reviews|
23.8.2006 - age: 50+
Great movie. A must see in 3-D if it is available to you. Great special effects, and visually stunning. One of the best 3-D movies I have seen.
|9/10||cam_779@ - 6 reviews|
22.8.2006 - age: 13-17
Romance, action, excitement all rolled up in one movie. Gotta love Superman.
|8/10||conecat@ - 3 reviews|
22.8.2006 - age: 36-49
It is awesome, great performance by actors. I have seen it twice and enjoyed each time greatly.
|8/10||pay@ - first review|
22.8.2006 - age: 26-35
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Cool special effect but the story could have been much much better. I like the par when Superman receives the bullet in his eye. If you like the TV show Smallville, the movie will disappoint you. They story was missing a litter spice to it. And the ending was completely disappoint for the comic book fans.
|5/10||basemh@ - 10 reviews|
21.8.2006 - age: 26-35
I loved it and superman is sooo hot.
|10/10||braty_girl2004@ - 3 reviews|
21.8.2006 - age: 13-17
I was fortunate to experience this movie in the Imax 3-D format which as my history of 3-D movies go, was incredible. They have come a long way since the "House of Wax" to utlize the 3-D process and make it visually stunning. The images were amazing and it was a treat to see audience members trying to reach out to touch floating objects projected on the screen. As for the film itself it is a wonderful Homage to Christopher Reeve's version of the man of steel (Superman 1 and 2, please try to forget 3 and 4) Routh was very adapt at copying the mannerisms of Reeve's version and did a fine performance. The role of Lex Luther was wonderfully played by Kevin Spacey, this Lex was less buffoonish compared to Gene Hackman's version, and much more sinister. Very well done. The story line was very good and once again Bryan Singer is the master of translating a comic book to film. Overall including the Imax 3-D bonus this was a treat to view and I enjoyed it immensely.
|7/10||emt1961@ - 10 reviews|
18.8.2006 - age: 36-49
Great movie, handsome superman!
|9/10||flyeagleca@ - 22 reviews|
17.8.2006 - age: 26-35
A great movie for bringing the Man of Steel back on the big screen. Ive never been a big fan of the character because I thought he lacked depth and didnt seem like he was a real person with real problems. However Brandon Routh delivers a convincing performance and Bryan Singer brings much needed realism to the character. Singer's Superman has everyday problems like a normal person, especially in his love life as he discovers after returning from whats left of Hrypton. Lois has gotten married, has had a child and has turned her back on Superman, writing a tabloid piece on why the world doesnt need him, which she has won an award for. This movie is greatly entertaining and parts of it are tense. You really do get a feeling of how powerful Superman is in this movie, a welcome improvement due to advances in CGI. I can forgive Bryan Singer now for leaving the set of X-Men 3 (a God awful movie! ) to direct this hugely entertaining piece!
|8/10||jakatta70@ - 89 reviews|
15.8.2006 - age: 18-25
I was pleasently suprised at how good a movie this was. It had everything I was looking for in a Superman movie. Well done director Brian Singer. Of the four movies I know he has directed, "The usual suspects", "X-Men", "X2", and "Superman", I have loved them all.
|9/10||prairiesurferdean@ - first review|
14.8.2006 - age: 26-35
Worth checking out at the theatre, but I was expecting more. A little slow as the story develops, but the CGI & special effects are great for Supermans "game saving catch" and throughout the latter part of the movie.
|7/10||ybrc@ - 10 reviews|
13.8.2006 - age: 26-35
It was a bit cheesy for me but still good. Pretty much what you'd expect from a typical superhero movie.
|7/10||lady_necromancer666@ - 2 reviews|
13.8.2006 - age: 18-25
Great movie. The effects were awesome and the fact that they ignored superman 3 and 4 and continued after the 2nd superman was a good idea. Check it out for sure.
|9/10||bigpoppapalmer@ - 5 reviews|
13.8.2006 - age: 26-35
Good movie, good story, great effects.
|7/10||bigsexy291972@ - 16 reviews|
13.8.2006 - age: 26-35
I liked the 3-d stuff:P, lol, awesome movie it's a must see!
|8/10||wilsonk_09@ - first review|
12.8.2006 - age: 1-12
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