Superman Returns

Jays Rating:
Actors:
Director:

Following his superb direction of the first two X-Men films, Bryan Singer applied his remarkable talents to the action-drama, Superman Returns. A continuation of Superman 2, the Man of Steel (Brandon Routh) spent six years trying to locate survivors on his home planet Krypton. Located on the outer edges of space, there was nothing left of the planet and its inhabitants but rubble. (I’m curious, how did Superman breathe in outer space and what did he eat for 6 years?) Anyway, he has now returned to Earth and the city of Metropolis where the unassuming Clark Kent resumes his job as a reporter for the Daily Planet. He quickly learns that Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth) has a 5 year old son and has won the Pulitzer Prize for her article entitled, “Why the World Doesn’t Need Superman.” As if the Man of Steel isn’t having enough problems with his love life, his arch nemesis Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) is out of prison and wants to kill Superman. Having located Superman’s Fortress of Solitude, Luthor steals the crystals and uses one of them to build a whole new world with himself as the ruler. Now Superman has to save the world again, but at what cost? This is a rich and exciting story that has Superman taking us from the far reaches of outer space to the depths of the ocean. All of the characters are believable in this film with Routh and Bosworth convincing everyone that they are Superman and Lois Lane. The two and a half hours fly by (no pun intended) with just the right balance of action, drama and the original musical score by John Williams. Obviously, I’m impressed with Superman’s X-ray and heat vision. I’m curious; how does he look at Lois Lane with his X-ray vision (that’s what I would use) and not have her burst into flames? Yes! Superman is back and I’m giving this fantastic film an A rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.