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Product Details

  • Format: NTSC
  • Studio: Warner
  • Release Date: June 5 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000PHVZZM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #122,907 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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3.8 out of 5 stars

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Shannon "Giraffe Days" on Dec 23 2006
Format: DVD
Although I saw the Christopher Reeve movies years ago, I remember little about them, and never liked them very much. I watched every episode of Lois and Clark the tv series, waiting for those two to get it together, which they never did, and content to admire Dean Cain in the meantime.

I watched this expecting little, and was more than pleasantly surprised.

Brandon Routh plays Superman, a relative unknown and so comes with no baggage, but a pair of smouldering eyes, a jaw-droppingly handsome face (no soap opera here thank you very much), and a perfect physique. He is just right in this role, and while I'd read in reviews that his acting isn't great I have to disagree: there was such quiet loneliness, such yearning and soul in his portrayl, I ached for him. He was not just eye-candy (though he's that too), he had the charisma and intensity necessary in a leading role, and I really felt for him (something I've not for any previous Superman actor).

Kate Bosworth as Lois Lane was unrecognisable - I had no idea she was the blonde lead from Blue Crush until the credits rolled at the end! Lois is a difficult character to make human, but her conflicting emotions and her own sacrifices came across clearly yet subtly. She's also tough and intelligent, and you can see why Superman loves her.

James Marsden as her fiance (they were not married, as a previous reviewer says), is heroic in his own way, and a sympathetic character, without either stealing anything from the main guy or being emasculated. It would have been way too easy to have made him unlikable, and a coward, but making him strong, kind, considerate etc. helps highlight Lois' difficult position.
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By falcon on Nov. 10 2007
Format: DVD
considering the hype for this movie,i thought it would be better than
it was.it wasn't a horrible movie,but i don't think it lived up to the
Superman name.Brandon Routh as Superman,looked a lot like Christopher
Reeve,maybe a bit too much.his mannerisms were also too much like
Reeve,as if he were trying to emulate him,when instead he should have
been trying to put his own stamp on the character.Kate Bosworth was OK
as Loise lane,but Kevin Spacey was an inspired choice as Lex Luthor.i
also liked Frank Langella as Perry White.however,i could have done
without James Marsden as Richard White,especially since his role was so
small it was pointless.the other problem i had with the movie is that
it tended to lag at times,causing my attention to wander.this movie
just didn't have the impact of a movie like spider man or even any of
the x-men films.it just didn't have as much substance as it could
have.if you've yet to see this movie,keep your expectations low and
maybe you won't be overly disappointed. 3/5
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By Jenny J.J.I. TOP 100 REVIEWER on Aug. 31 2007
Format: DVD
I've noticed a lot of people were hungry for this film to come out and ended up somewhat satisfied with the product. "Superman Returns" is a competent movie, generally very well produced, directed and cast. But it didn't quite gel for me. I thought it dragged at points, as Superman got bogged down with pining over Lois Lane instead of saving the day. I thought the dialogue just wasn't sharp enough to sustain these heavy-handed emotional scenes; what sort of catchphrase is "I'm always around," anyway?

Here's what I did enjoy. The flight scenes were beautiful; Superman cut a very majestic figure as he soared across skylines and stars capes. The set design was great, too, creating a modern feel with hints of the Art Deco style I associate with Superman. And I appreciated the performances of Spacey, Bosworth and Langella. Routh had a curiously small role, especially as Clark Kent, so I had trouble judging whether he was wooden or actually good at playing a modest hero.

Here's what I enjoyed less. Luthor's plan simply didn't interest me. I found the whole notion of growing a giant crystal island very surreal and not too threatening. Also, he poses a fairly boring threat to Superman. If Luthor's got Kryptonite, Superman is helpless; if he hasn't got Kryptonite, he's helpless. These two legendary antagonists can never really meet on equal terms. Thus, most confrontations between them must inevitably be one-sided.

I also had a mixed reaction to the CGI effects. Some were wonderful, and others looked artificial despite being very detailed. I so very much wanted to love this film but sometime Hollywood studios have a way of systematically destroying every decent franchise they get their hands on. In spite of my mix emotions of the movie, it's far from being horrible. It's just not great...like it should have been.
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Format: DVD
It was refreshing to see, finally, a movie that stayed true to the Reeves film - it was the only true iconic portrayal of Superman, with a light layer of cheese. I think the original Donner film cemented Superman into the flying man-in-blue superhero status he is now, but previous was a boy scout wrestler. The fact that he never even flew in the original Shuster comics is unbelievable to me, considering who Superman is to us now...

I never really liked Superman as a character in the comics - I found it difficult to enjoy the adventures of the man-who-can't-get-hurt.(Though Batman beat him up, just a side note. DKR)

The movies, however, I've always had a soft spot for.

The original superman film with Donner/Reeves was fantastic. A great epic film written by Puzo, was broad in scope and really explored Superman as a character. I always thought the only interesting Superman story is the origin story. Well, I believe Singer stepped up to bat. Not only did he make an indestructible man feel vulnerable, but he somehow managed to create an unfolding story that really looked deeper into who the man is.

Critics, I suppose, are disappointed with the lack of violent action in the film - but I find it to be a statisfying popcorn movie - with special effects, beautiful color palette, and some pretty crazy moments.

Bryan Singer, so far, is king of the comic book movies. Stay with DC Singer, Marvel sucks. ('cept fer Spidey) (Oh, and Punisher) (and maybe Dr. Strange)
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