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Parents Guide for
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006) (V) More at IMDbPro »Superman II (original title)

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In the recap of the first movie shown at the beginning of this sequel, we see Superman as a toddler emerging nude from the meteorite cradle in which he arrived on Earth.

We see Superman and Lois in bed together. No nudity is shown, but the post-coital implication of the scene is clear. In a later scene, Lois walks around the Fortress of Solitude in only Superman's costume shirt and a pair of socks.

We see Superman & Lois kiss.

There are a lot of action sequences involving hand-to-hand fighting, thrown objects, firearms, rockets, and even a flamethrower. Much of this is fantasy violence involving super powers.

We see clearly-fake blood in a fistfight scene. Despite the fakery, this remains a scene of one man beating another bloody.

Lois fires a revolver at Superman in his Clark Kent guise to force him to acknowledge his true nature to her.

A man fires a shotgun at himself at point-blank range. The man is from Krypton, so he is not hurt.

Astronauts are killed by asphyxiation due to purposeful damage to their space suits.

There is an occassional curse word here and there but there is none in the film otherwise.

Perry White & Lex Luthor smoke. There are no drugs involved.

Superman and Lois drink a glass of champagne in a brief scene.

In the recap of the first film shown at the beginning of this one, we see the drowning scene where Superman is being dragged below the surface of a canal by a "necklace" made from a towing chain and a chunk of kryptonite.

Another scene that may frighten younger viewers is the main fight sequence between Superman, Zod, Ursula, and Non.

We also see a few military battles where the US government attempts to stop the three evil Kryptonians.

In this Donner cut of the movie, Zod is shown briefly using a gun to kill people. (This was not the case in the Lester cut.)

In a scene, Superman's father, Jor-El, appears in the Fortress of Solitude when Superman returns in a desperate bid to restore his powers. Jor-El manages to do so by sacrificing the last of his energy to reignite Clark's powers with a final farewell. However, this virtual second death of Superman's father is undone when Superman reverses time to undo all the events from his initial mistake

Rated PG for sequences of action violence, some language and brief mild sensuality

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