Superman returns to Earth after spending five years in space examining his homeworld Krypton. But he finds things have changed while he was gone, and he must once again prove himself important to the world.
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
This is the first film to use the Panavision Genesis HD camera. Developed jointly by Panavision and Sony, it was the latest of the specific 24p HD used by the likes of George Lucas and Robert Rodriguez, among others. See more »
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 »
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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The DC Comics logo is shaded blue and contains two comic-book images: a shot of Clark Kent removing his glasses, and the iconic image of the S logo under Clark's shirt. See more »
In the IMAX presentation, four scenes (totalling about 20 minutes) were converted from 2D to 3D: The flashback to Clark Kent's youth on the farm, the Shuttle/777 rescue, the rescue of the sinking ocean liner, and the final flyover before the credits. Bryan Singer developed a cue featuring an icon of Clark's glasses flashing in green at the bottom of the screen when it is time to put them on, and then with a red circle/slash over when it is time to take them off. See more »