• Superman Returns (2006)

Superman Returns

Release Date: June 28th, 2006

DVD Release Date: November 28th, 2006

PG-13 |2 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

While Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) plots to destroy him once and for all, the Man of Steel (Brandon Routh) returns after a long absence to a much-changed world. Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth) has moved on with her life, and society has learned to survive without him. Superman must find a way to reconnect with her and find his place in a world that may no longer need him.

Cast: Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, James Marsden, Frank Langella, Eva Marie Saint, Parker Posey, Kal Penn, Sam Huntington

Director: Bryan Singer

Genres: Adventure , Science fiction , Action , Fantasy

Production Co: Warner Bros.

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Suspenseful, Love interest, New York City, Rescue, Love, Quest, Deception

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Director Bryan Singer positions this new film as a sequel to Donner's film, and his Superman -- played with winning fortitude by newcomer Brandon Routh -- is less a Man of Steel than a Man of Heart. show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The daunting logistics of Superman Returns have obviously affected the director's work -- thus the hit-or-miss continuity of the narrative -- but Bryan Singer hasn't been defeated by them. While his movie can be cumbersome, it's consistently alive, and that is saying a lot when many such productions are dead in the water, on land or in the air. Also, how can you resist the charm of a fantasy in which everyone gets his news from newspapers?

  • 100
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    America's favorite superhero reappears in Bryan Singer's Superman Returns, and all we can say is, "Man, oh Man of Steel, it's good to have you back." show more

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Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Visual Effects