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He s back. A hero for our millennium. And not a moment too soon because during the five years (much longer in movie-fan years!) Superman sought his home planet things changed on his adopted planet. Nations moved on without him. Lois Lane now has a son a fiance and a Pulitzer for Why the World Doesn t Need Superman. And Lex Luthor has a plan that will destroy millions - no billions - of lives.Filmmaker Bryan Singer (X-Men) gives the world the Superman it needs honoring the legend everyone loves while taking it in a powerful new direction. Brandon Routh proves a perfect choice to wear the hero s cape leading a top cast that includes Kate Bosworth as Lois and Kevin Spacey as Lex. And the thrills - from a sky-grapple with a tumbling jumbo jet to a continent-convulsing showdown - redefine Wow. I m always around Superman tells Lois. You ll be glad he is.Running Time: 154 min. Format: DVD HD. Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE. Rating: PG-13. Age: 085391181170. UPC: 085391181170. Manufacturer No: 118117
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At the end of Superman II, the producers promised "Coming Soon: Superman III." It has taken 26 years for that promise to be fulfilled. To be sure, there were movies in the 1980s called Superman III and Superman IV, but those were bad jokes masquerading as motion pictures, unimaginative stories cashing in on a pay-day. These many years later, Bryan Singer has gotten it right. In fact, Superman Returns is not only a credit to the first two Superman movies; it may be the best of the series. Its combination of romance and fantasy adventure is unparalleled in superhero comic book-to-movie sagas.
"Why the World Doesn't Need Superman" reads the title of a piece that wins Lois Lane the Pulitzer Prize in "Superman Returns," the latest bigscreen revival of comicdom's strongest and fastest hero. Not only is she wrong in the context of the story (not to mention real life), but she'll be wrong in the court of public opinion once the world gets a look at this most grandly conceived and sensitively drawn "Superman" saga. Sure to rate with aficionados alongside "Spider-Man 2" and, for many, "Batman Begins" on the short list of best superhero spectaculars...Topping off these aspects is the evocative, darkly lyrical score by John Ottman...
David Ansen, NewsWeek
...a love story filled with epic yearnings, thwarted desires and breathtaking imagery.
Ian Nathan, Empire
...the finest popular entertainment since the Rings trilogy closed. Superman doesn't fly - he soars.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Eye-popping epic...Superman returns with a bang.
Richard Corliss, Time
Pure exhilaration...it's beyond Super. It's Superb.
Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly
...a lush and enthralling piece of adventure storytelling...a timely spin on a timeless character...
Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
The Man of Steel has so skillfully bent the bars of our imagination that he seems real to us. And in a sense, he is.