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Superman Returns (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  28 June 2006 (USA)
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Superman reappears after a long absence, but is challenged by an old foe who uses Kryptonian technology for world domination.

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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 Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for some intense action violence | See all certifications »

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$209,000,000 (estimated)

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$52,535,096 (USA) (30 June 2006)

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$200,069,408 (USA) (27 October 2006)
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In an interview on Larry King Live (1985), director Bryan Singer said that had he not had access to John Williams' original music, he would not have done the film. See more »

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When the Gatling gun begins to fire in slow motion, you see bullets coming out of the barrel. The ratio of tracer to non-tracer bullets in the movie is 1:2 and that is incorrect. The correct ratio should have been 1:4 which is standard worldwide in machine guns. No gun would have a 1:2 ratio because the tracer rounds wear out a barrel much more quickly than non-tracers so. Also, the Gatling gun has 6 barrels so with a 1:2 ratio, two barrels are always firing nothing but tracer rounds and would make the barrels wear unevenly. See more »

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Too Long, Boring and Miscast
24 September 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

After a long period in the space, looking for the remains of planet Krypton, Superman (Brandon Routh) returns to Earth. He misses Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth), who got married and has a son with Richard White (James Marsden). Meanwhile, Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) plots an evil plan, using crystals he stole from the Fortress of Solitude, to create a new land and submerge the USA.

After so many delightful movies of Superman with the unforgettable Christopher Reeve, or TV shows like "Lois and Clark" (and Teri Hatcher) or "Smallville", a great expectation was created for the return of Superman in this Bryan Singer's version. Unfortunately, the awful story is too long and boring, with many unnecessary parts, lack of emotion and overrated in IMDb. In addition, the romance between Lois Lane and Superman is something shamefully ridiculous. The twenty-two years old actress Kate Bosworth is wrongly miscast, playing the role of a mature reporter and experienced mother of a five years old boy. Brandon Routh is two years younger than Tom Welling, who plays a teenager Clark Kent in "Smallville". The character of Parker Posey, Kitty Kowalski, is actually a silly caricature. Last but not the least and in spite of being a terrific Lex Luthor, Kevin Spacey is forty-five years old, therefore older and older than the rest of the lead cast. The corny conclusion looks like a soap opera and is terrible. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Superman Returns"


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