Batman must battle former district attorney Harvey Dent, who is now Two-Face and Edward Nygma, The Riddler with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.
Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction.
Following a mysterious absence of several years, the Man of Steel comes back to Earth in the epic action-adventure Superman Returns, a soaring new chapter in the saga of one of the world's most beloved superheroes. While an old enemy plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the heartbreaking realization that the woman he loves, Lois Lane, has moved on with her life. Or has she? Superman's bittersweet return challenges him to bridge the distance between them while finding a place in a society that has learned to survive without him. In an attempt to protect the world he loves from cataclysmic destruction, Superman embarks on an epic journey of redemption that takes him from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space. Written by
In interviews, Kal Penn revealed he originally had a much greater role. It would have been revealed that his character was a disgraced former Daily Planet science reporter who was bribed by Lex Luthor to plant false evidence of Krypton's possible survival, thus inspiring Superman to leave Earth and explore Krypton's ruins. See more »
During the bank robbery, the machine gunner connects the ammunition belt to the left side of the gun (to the viewer's right). When he fires on the police in the street, a few seconds of footage are flipped, and the feed belt is to the viewer's left. See more »
You will travel far my little Kal-El. But we will never leave you. Even in the face of our deaths. You will make my strength your own. You will see my life through your eyes as your life will be seen through mine. The son becomes the father, and the father, the - The son.
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SR is Movie Perfection! Thank you Bryan, Brandon, Kate, and WB!
SR is Movie Perfection! Thank you Bryan, Brandon, Kate, and WB! After two more viewings last weekend (including 1st time in IMAX), I've now see SR five times. I may be a little obsessed, but who can blame me? It's just that good. I've never - ever - seen another movie in theaters five times (and only once before saw one four times).
I truly LOVE this film and enjoy it even more with each new viewing. It's like movie nirvana from beginning to end. Everything about this film is perfect to me: the story, the direction and feel of the film, the visuals and effects, the music, the action, the romance, and especially Brandon Routh as Clark/Superman. It's exciting, fun, engrossing, entertaining, and very satisfying.
I've been a long time fan of the original Superman movies (well, not so much 3 of 4) and both the Lois & Clark and Smallville TV series. I've also loved all of the actors who've played CK/SM, especially Chris Reeve, but Brandon is absolutely perfect. His look, his voice, his acting, and just the physical presence he brings the character are simply amazing. As others have said, I think he was born for this role, and we viewers are blessed that he was chosen and that he put so much effort and heart into really being Superman.
Bryan Singer's story, vision and direction resulted in a movie that will forever be close to my heart. The film is breathtakingly beautiful and deeply engrossing. It's a very moving and emotional story. I can't take my eyes off the screen and the 2.5 hour run time flies by as fast as Superman himself.
Kate also did a very good job as Lois. Her whole performance was great, but she sold me with the look on her face as she hid her true feelings after she told Superman on the rooftop that she didn't need him anymore.
I can't wait to buy the DVD(s), and I'm hopeful there will be an extended directors cut version with the omitted scenes of Clark's trip to Krypton and the additional scenes on the Kent farm. I'm even more hopeful that there will be several blockbuster sequels in the coming years. Thank you to everyone who was involved with making this movie a reality.
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