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Superman II (2006)

PG  |  Video  |   |  Action, Adventure, Romance  |  28 November 2006 (USA)
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Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to marry Lois, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.

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Lex Luthor (archive footage)
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Clark Kent / Kal-El / Superman (archive footage)
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Jor-El (archive footage)
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Otis (archive footage)
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Perry White (archive footage)
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Ursa (archive footage)
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Lois Lane (archive footage)
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Eve Teschmacher (archive footage)
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Storyline

Before Krypton exploded and Jor-El put his baby son, Kal-El, in a rocket ship to Earth, the benevolent ruler was forced to banish three irredeemable criminals to another dimension called The Phantom Zone. The trio's leader, General Zod, vowed revenge. Later, of course, Kal-El grew up to become Superman, Earth's mighty champion. A battle with the criminal mastermind, Lex Luthor, ends with Superman hurling a nuclear warhead into space where it explodes, but not harmlessly. Instead, it frees the Kryptonian threesome from their other-dimensional prison. They soon discover they have almost unlimited power (the same powers, in fact, as Superman), which they use to take over the Earth. Meanwhile, the intrepid reporter, Lois Lane, learns that her bumbling colleague, Clark Kent, is really Superman, a revelation that leads to him bringing her to his frozen Fortress of Solitude and renouncing his powers in order to make love to her. It is only when Superman and Lois return to civilization that ... Written by J. Spurlin

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Rated PG for sequences of action violence, some language and brief mild sensuality | See all certifications »

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$54,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

One major sequence that had to be omitted from the film was the "villains conquer the world" sequence, which depicted Zod, Ursa & Non destroying national monuments and landmarks across the globe. As the original sequence was never shot, Michael Thau had considered using computer effects to augment existing footage to simulate the scenes until Richard Donner vetoed the idea, not wanting the new computer effects to clash with those of the original film. See more »

Goofs

In the Richard Donnor cut during the sequence where Superman reverses time there are several crowd shots which clearly show modern day New York instead of when the rest of the movie takes place. You can tell by the style of clothes and the cars in the background. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jor-El: I ask you now to pronounce judgment on those accused. On this... this mindless aberration, whose only means of expression are wanton violence and destruction; on the woman Ursa, whose perversions and unreasoning hatred of all mankind have threatened even the children of the planet Krypton; finally, General Zod. Chief architect of this intended revolution and author of this insidious plot to establish a new order amongst us... with himself as absolute ruler. You have heard the ...
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Crazy Credits

Since the making of this film in the late 1970s, a greater awareness has developed regarding the cruelty to animals in connection with the fur business, and the health risks associated with smoking and second hand smoke. Therefore, I do not condone the use of tobacco and fur products as depicted in this film. -Richard Donner See more »

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User Reviews

 
The True Superman II
19 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just recently found out about Superman I & II originally being one long film. Then I found out about Richard Lester reshooting several scenes that were already shot. I like this version better because Richard Donner made it a little more serious and the way he wanted it to be. Richard Lester is a good director, but he made Superman II more of a comedy/romance. I like how they made the footage, which has to be about thirty years old, look so great like it was brand new. The only tragedy about the movie is that Christopher Reeve and Marlon Brando didn't live to see this film. Now when I see the expanded Superman, I always put this one on right after it. Finally, the true Superman II as it was supposed to be.


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