Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006 Video)
Lois Lane: You ARE Superman, aren't you?
Clark Kent: Lois, now we've been through these haullcinations of yours before. Can't you see what you almost did? Throwing yourself off a building 30 stories high? Can't you see what a tragic mistake you almost made?
Lois Lane: I made a mistake. I made a mistake because
[Lois pulls out a gun]
Lois Lane: I risked my life instead of yours.
Clark Kent: Lois... don't be insane!
Lois Lane: And don't fall down 'cause you're just going to have to get up again!
Clark Kent: Lois, don't be crazy now... LOIS!
[Lois fires at Clark, who just stands there with a stern look on his face]
Lois Lane: [Lois looks at amazement] It IS you...
[Clark takes off his glasses to reveal that he is indeed Superman]
Lois Lane: I guess I've known this for the longest time.
Clark Kent: You realize, of course, if you had been wrong, Clark Kent would've been killed.
Lois Lane: [Lois holds up the gun] With a blank?
[Clark closes his eyes in embarassment]
Lois Lane: Gotcha!
Clark Kent: [Clark sits down ready to talk]
Jor-El: [Kal-El is asking for counsel again from his father regarding his feelings for Lois] The people of your planet are well pleased with you Kal-El... you have served them faithfully... and they are grateful for it. And yet you have returned to reason with me once again. My son I have tried to anticipate your every question, this is one... I had hoped you would not ask...
Kal-El/Superman: My attachment... umm... the feelings which I have developed for a certain human being have deeply affected me father...
Jor-El: You cannot serve humanity by investing your time and emotion in one human being at the expense of the rest... the concepts are mutually exclusive.
Kal-El/Superman: [takes a deep breath] And... if I no longer want to serve humanity...
Jor-El: Is this how you repay their gratitude... by abandoning the weak... the defenseless... the needful... for the sake of your selfish pursuits...
Kal-El/Superman: [angry] Selfish? After all I've done for them? Will there ever come a time when I've served enough? At least they get a chance for happiness... I only ask as much... no more...
Jor-El: Yours is a higher happiness... the fullfillment of your mission... the inspiration... you must have... you must have felt that happiness within you... my son... surely you cannot deny that feeling...
Kal-El/Superman: No... I cannot... anymore than I deny the other which is stronger in me father... so much stronger...
Kal-El/Superman: Is there no way then father? Must I be denied the one thing in life that I truly desire?
Jor-El: If you will not be Kal-El... if you will live as one of them... love their kind as one of them... then it follows... that you must become one of them...
Jor-El: [Jor-El disappears and a crystal chamber emerges, he reappears closer to Kal-El] This crystal chamber has in it the harnessed rays of the red sun of Krypton... once exposed to them all your great powers on Earth will disappear... forever... once this is done there is no going back... you will feel like an ordinary man... and you can be harmed like an ordinary man...
Jor-El: [Kal-El steps towards the chamber] Think Kal-El... I beg you...
Kal-El/Superman: [points as if to warn] Father... I love her...
Jor-El: [last words] Think Kal-El...
[Kal-El ignores his father's last plea and enters the chamber, the fortress glows red inside as Jor-El gives a condemning stare at Lois who is watching overhead]
Lex Luthor: This place has *everything*!
Eve Teschmacher: Wrong.
Lex Luthor: Why didn't you go before we left?
Eve Teschmacher: [gritting teeth] That was two days ago!
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 evidence. The decision of the council will now be heard.
General Zod: Son of Jor-El. We were beginning to think you were a coward.
Clark Kent: I'm not a coward, Zod.
General Zod: It is extremely likely you are merely a fool. Like father, like son.
Kal-El/Superman: [Kal-El has returned to the Fortress of Solitude after giving up his powers and learning General Zod has escaped the Phantom Zone, desperate and broken] Father... if you can hear me... I failed... I've failed you, I've failed myself... and all humanity. I've traded my birthright... for a life of submission in a world ruled by your enemies... there's nobody left to help them now... the people of the world... since I... FATHER!
Jor-El: [as Kal-El starts to walk away from the crystal console, the remaining crystal starts to glow, he puts it into the crystal console, Jor-El appears] Listen carefully my son... for we shall never speak again... if you hear me now... then you have used the only means left to you... the crystal source in which our communications begun... the circle is now complete... you have made a dreadful mistake Kal-El... you did this of your own free will... in spite of all I could say to dissuade you...
Kal-El/Superman: I... uh...
Jor-El: Now you return to me for one last chance to redeem yourself... this too I have finally anticipated my son... look at me Kal-El... once before when you were small I died while giving you a chance for life and even now though it will exhust the final energy left within me
Kal-El/Superman: [broken on the verge of tears, turns his head] Father... no...
Jor-El: Look at me Kal-El... the Kryptonian prophecy will at last be fulfilled... the son becomes the father... the father becomes the son... farewell forever... Kal-El... remember me my son...
Jor-El: [Jor-El disappears and reappears next to Kal-El in full form, he places his hand on his shoulder] My son...
[Kal-Els powers start to regenerate from his fathers touch]
Lois Lane: I mean, it wouldn't take long. We could just fly up there and zoom back down again. You know... Superman?
Perry White: Yeah. If he'd give you two a ride, maybe we could save a couple bucks.
Lois Lane: Must be tough being Clark Kent, isn't it?
Superman: No. No, I really - I really like it sometimes. Even though I do make a fool of myself. But, you know, if it weren't for him, I never would have met you.
Lois Lane: But he is you. It's kind of confusing.
Superman: Not to me, it isn't. For the first time in my life, everything's clear.
Lex Luthor: Oh, Magnificent One, what I am bargaining with is what you do not have. The son of Jor-El.
General Zod: The Son of Jor-El?
Lex Luthor: [whispering to Ursa] I said that didn't I?
General Zod: Jor-El, our jailer?
Lex Luthor: No, Jor-El the baseball player. Yes, your jailer.
Lex Luthor: What am I gonna do with you people, huh? I mean, I held up my end, I delivered the blue boy. What do I get from my triple threat? "Bow! Yield! Kneel!" That kind of stuff closes out a town.
General Zod: Why do you say this to me when you know I will kill you for it?
Lex Luthor: Kill me? Lex Luthor? Extinguish the greatest criminal flame of our age? Eradicate the only man on Earth with...
Ursa: Let me kill him.
Lex Luthor: ...Superman's address?
General Zod: What more do you want? I can see the greed written on your face.
Lex Luthor: A small incentive, oh fullest one. A mere bauble to jog the memory.
General Zod: What more?
Lex Luthor: Cuba.