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zcbdsm7| Superman Returns
Director: Bryan Singer
Screenplay: Michael Dougherty
Producer: Chris Lee
Cast: Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, James Marsden, Parker Posey
Genre: Action & Adventure

Running Time: 154
Aspect Ratio:  2.35:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Sound: AC-3
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Studio:  Warner Home Video DVD Region:  1 PG-13
DVD Release:  Nov 2006 Discs:  1 (Blu-ray) [$9.98]
Reviews:  If Richard Donner's 1978 feature film "Superman: The Movie" made us believe a man could fly, Bryan Singer's 2006 follow-up, "Superman Returns", lets us remember that a superhero movie can make our spirits soar. Superman (played by newcomer Brandon Routh) comes back to Earth after a futile five-year search for his destroyed home planet of Krypton. As alter ego Clark Kent, he's eager to return to his job at the Daily Planet and to see Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth). Lois, however, has moved on: she now has a fiancé (James Marsden), a son (Tristan Leabu), and a Pulitzer Prize for her article entitled "Why the World Doesn't Need Superman." On top of this emotional curveball, his old archrival Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) is plotting the biggest land grab in history.

Singer, who made a strong impression among comic-book fans for his work on the X-Men franchise and directed Spacey in "The Usual Suspects", brings both a fresh eye and a sense of respect to the world's oldest superhero. He borrows John Williams's great theme music and Marlon Brando's voice as Jor-El, and the story (penned by Singer's "X-Men" collaborators Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris) is a sort-of-sequel to the first two films in the franchise (choosing to ignore that the third and fourth movies ever happened). The humorous and romantic elements give the movie a heart, Singer's art-deco Metropolis is often breathtaking, and the special effects are elegant and spectacular, particularly an early airplane-disaster set-piece. Of the cast, Routh is excellent as the dual Superman/Clark, Spacey is both droll and vicious as Luthor, and Parker Posey gets the best lines as Luthor's moll Kitty. But at 23, Bosworth seems too young for the five-years-past-grizzled Lois. It's nice to see Noel Neill, Jack Larson (both from the classic "Adventures of Superman" TV series), and Eva Marie-Saint on the screen as well. Superman Returns is one of those projects that was in development for seemingly forever, but it was worth the wait -- it's the most enjoyable superhero movie since "Spider-Man 2" and "The Incredibles". "--David Horiuchi"

Think on this: Jor-El (hmmm, sounds like Elohim) is like God, sending his son, Superman, to earth. Superman performs all sorts of miracles, healing, demonic-pocession etc, but is thwarted by the church of his day by Kryptonite, what they thot would seal his doom, then he died and everyone thot he was gone. Then he resurrected. That, it a nutshell, is what "Superman Returns" is about. See why I like Superman?

Oh yea, Christ came, died and was resurrected BY HIS OWN POWER.

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