Superman Returns

(USA, 2006, 148 minutes)

After a five-year absence, Superman returns to Metropolis to find Lois Lane has a fiance and a child, while his nemesis Lex Luthor has discovered the whereabouts of the Fortress of Solitude and plans to use its secrets to take him down. The long-awaited return to the big screen of the legendary comic-book superhero after a 20-year absence is a handsome and thoughtful (but probably too much so) adventure with an uncomfortably excessive use of serious symbolism and too many plotlines vying for attention without any being given enough screen time; production credits excellent.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures and DC Comics, a Jon Peters Entertainment production in association with Bad Hat Harry Productions. Starring Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, James Marsden, Frank Langella, Eva Marie Saint, Parker Posey, Kal Penn, Sam Huntington; and Kevin Spacey. Directed by Bryan Singer; produced by Jon Peters, Bryan Singer and Gilbert Adler; screenplay by Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris, based upon a story by Bryan Singer, Dougherty and Harris, and upon the comic-strip character created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster; music by John Ottman; Superman theme by John Williams; director of photography, Newton Thomas Sigel; production designer, Guy Hendrix Dyas; costume designer, Louise Mingenbach; film editors, John Ottman and Elliot Graham; visual effects supervisor, Mark Stetson.


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