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Superman Returns Reviews

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½ July 13, 2016
Brandon Routh picks up where Christpher Reeve left off in the the second Superman movie. It ignores the 3rd and 4th movies which were simply awful. This is the fifth installment in the Superman franchise. It's better than the 3rd and 4th but not as good as the first 2.
½ July 12, 2016
Kevin Spacey was good in this...
jamrcla
Super Reviewer
July 6, 2016
Should of been so much better but it was just an updated version, Superman saves the day in ways we have all seen before, The story is uninteresting and silly, The film length is too long and the ending was poor, The effects were ok and Brandon Routh played an ok Superman, But it's a poor superhero movie no matter which way you look at it.
July 2, 2016
Superman is a fun character. This movie is not fun at all. But that said you can still sense the heart going into this movie. It can also be made up for some of its faults with a good cast and visuals.
½ July 1, 2016
Nearly as forgettable as it is well-intentioned, Singer's loving ode to the 70s films is both its crutch and its charm. The timeline is crazy (5 years later...except its clearly set in the 2000s?), Routh never quite fills the red and blue tights (McAvoy's right there! Let him do it!), and Luthor is still wrong. However, given the Snyder-verse Superman we're stuck with now, Singer's uncomplicated and unique action mixed with its comic-y optimism make this ho-hum superhero entry almost look great...almost.
June 25, 2016
Better than man of steel
Super Reviewer
June 21, 2016
So let's start with the good: Bryan Singer's tribute to Richard Donner film takes place in a continuity that does not acknowledge that Superman III or IV happened, John Williams's original score is used, Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor, modern CGI. Yep, that's it. Kate Bosworth was horrible as Lois Lane and Lex Luthor's motive was again as a land obsessed real estate lover rather than a true criminal mastermind trying to piece together something to destroy Superman. Routh was obviously cast due to this resemblance to Christopher Reeve in both looks and the sound of his voice. The script pretty much turns Superman into a creepy stalker as he watches Lois from outside her window. Of course the worst part of the movie was Lois's son for reasons that you'll see if you decide to watch this. It is not surprising that the franchise did not produce another film with this cast or director despite making a hefty sum at the box office.
June 20, 2016
Superman Returns was great, solid script, great visuals. Bryan Singer gives Man of Steel welcome emotional complexity. Yea it dragged a bit, but it was very entertaining, Superman is a solid Dc film.
June 12, 2016
A very classic version of Superman. It shows a hopeful and inspiring hero, that ultimately just wants to help people. The movie plays homage to the original Superman movies, as well as incorporating elements of a modern take on the hero. Superman Returns delivers a great version of Lex Luthor, some great action scenes, feel good moments, great visuals, and interesting twists. Overall a solid and enjoyable film.
½ June 10, 2016
The best adaption yet
June 3, 2016
Finally, a movie worthy of the Superman legend.
½ May 18, 2016
Should have been better
May 15, 2016
Cool good time to watch if you just want to chill or relax. If your bored to death I would say watch this movie. The guy who plays superman did does a fantastic job, way better than Henry Cavill that terrible actor. Kevin spacy the person who plays lex luthor is great, bald at the beginning, has Jesse Eisenberg hair in Batman v superman and had that hair when he was outside, not in his house but all the other times. The person who plays Lois lane is ok not as good as the other Lois in man of steel but did good but Lois not the person who plays her in this movie is stupid, doesn't know how to spell and just like the first Lois in the first superman movie smokes and of course Clark tells her not to smoke. Just like the first superman movies but a sequel to the 4th movie. I like the Story and plot of the movie, but a little smallville into this movie and combined it with Bryan singers tragic awesome xmen stuff and combines it again with superman.
½ May 12, 2016
Garbage. An embarrassment to Christopher's Reeve and Richard's Donner legacy. Brayn Singer is hack. Thank you, Mr. Snyder! For giving us a Superman movie that wee all deserve but haven't seen for a long time.
½ May 1, 2016
Terrible movie. It went far too long, had hardly any action or intrigue and Superman wasn't heroic ie he abandoned earth (and his family) and rather than spend his time helping people, he spent most of his time stalking Lois. Not a good movie.
April 24, 2016
This is my favorite Superman!
April 11, 2016
Disappointing. This rebooted sequel to Richard Donner's classic is by no means a bad film but its by no means a great film either. I will give Brian Singer credit for trying but the problem is that there isn't really any sense of fun, action, or excitement in the film. It's very gloomy and downbeat and doesn't lift your spirits at all. The tone was most likely changed to suit a more realistic feel to appeal to a new generation but it should've been aimed for young teenagers and new comers who were going to see it. Even Superman 3 does a better job then that. Jus watch Christopher Reeve's put on the suit and that will put a smile on anyone's face. I appreciate what the X-Men director was trying to do but unfortunately the film lacks a lot of luster.
½ April 11, 2016
Superman Returns does have way too long running time, the characters and the acting should have been better plus it has the typical trappings of a Superman film - it is silly and the villain's goal is ridiculous, but this flick is still solid owing to a great old-fashioned light approach with a great emphasis on character development and story instead of action and it also has a great score, good direction and an interesting storyline.
½ April 9, 2016
While Brandon Routh does a decent job the rest of this movie is uninteresting and the ending was lame
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