Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, James Marsden
Bryan Singer (Director), Bryan Singer (Story), Michael Dougherty (Screenplay), Michael Dougherty (Story)
Release: Jun. 28th, 2006
Runtime: 2 hours, 34 minutes
Superman returns to discover his 5-year absence has allowed Lex Luthor to walk free, and that those he was closest to felt abandoned and have moved on. Luthor plots his ultimate revenge that could see millions killed and change the face of the planet forever, as well as ridding himself of the Man of Steel.
The flaws inherent in trying to make a compelling narrative about Superman have been picked over time and time again and Superman Returns not only brings them crashing back, but it adds them into a bloated and alienating excuse for a superhero film.