• 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: Fantasy , Adventure , Science fiction , Action

Production Co: Warner Bros.

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

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

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

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A spectacularly satisfying reworking of the legend of Kal-El. 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?

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