Thursday, 11 October 2012

Superman Returns Review

Superman Returns

Release Date: 29th June 2006 - Australia

Production Companies
Warner Bros. Pictures (presents)
Legendary Pictures (in association with)
Peters Entertainment
Bad Hat Harry Productions (in association with)
DC Comics
Red Sun Productions Pty. Ltd. (Uncredited)

Roadshow Distribution

Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 154 minutes

Budget: US$209,000,000

Box Office Gross: $391,081,192

Plot Summary
He's back. A hero for our
millennium. And not a moment
too soon, because during the
five years Superman sought
his home planet, things changed
on his adopted planet. Nations
moved on without him. Lois
Lane now has a son, a fiancée
and a Pulitzer for "Why the
World Doesn't Need
Superman." And Lex Luthor
has a plan that will destroy
millions - no, billions - of

Brandon Routh - Clark Kent/
Kate Bosworth - Lois Lane
Kevin Spacey - Lex Luthor
James Marsden - Richard White
Parker Posey - Kitty Kowalski
Marlon Brando - Jor-El
(Archived Footage)
Tristan Lake Leabu - Jason White
Frank Langella - Perry White
Sam Huntington - Jimmy Olsen
Eva Marie Saint - Martha Kent

Story/Producer/Director - Bryan Singer
Based on Comic Book "Superman" -
Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
Story/Screenplay - Michael Dougherty &
Dan Harris
Producers - Gilbert Adler, Lorne Orleans
(IMAX) & Jon Peters
Production Designer - Guy Hendrix Dyas
Costume Designer - Louise Mingenbach
Choreographer/Movement Coach -
Terry Notary
Director of Photography - Newton
Thomas Sigel
Special Effects Supervisor - Neil Corbould
Visual Effects Supervisors - Tim Hawkins
& Mark Stetson
Visual Effects Supervisor: SPI - Richard R. Hoover
Visual Effects Supervisor: Framestore CFC -
Jon Thum
Film Editor - Elliot Graham
Film Editor/Music - John Ottman


2007 Academy Awards
Best Visual Effects - Mark Stetson, Neil Corbould,
Richard R. Hoover & Jon Thum (Nominated)

SUPERMAN RETURNS was a pretty decent addition to the film series, but it does owe a heavy debt to the spirit of the two classic movies, thanks to its director Bryan Singer who finally returned the Man of Steel back to the big screen. The cast was a really good example particularly Brandon Routh who did an extraordinary job as the Man of Steel and Kevin Spacey was impressive as Lex Luthor. My only interesting part of the film was Superman saving an airplane with a space shuttle was a very strong piece of the feature.

It's too bad that the sequel didn't get made and perhaps fans were disappointed because it didn't include the material from the comics. While this movie was not a flop, a film to this scale and proportion should have made a lot more.

Star rating: (3/5) Average

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