You Will Believe – Superman Returns

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bill-swift - June 28, 2006

The wait was worth it.

In 1987, I was seven years old, and since then, for nearly 20 years, I have been waiting for this movie. From the very first frame, to the very last, Superman Returns was everything I could have wanted it to be, and maybe more. Believe me, I had some high expectations, and I wasn't let down.

I'm not going to spoil the film with any plot points, or hints. I'll just say that the special effects, action scenes, dramatic moments, characters and story were stellar. This is, without a doubt, the best movie of the year, the best Superman movie yet, and possibly the best Superhero film ever.

Yes, that sounds like hyperbole, and right now, I feel about as high as Superman flying over the Earth, but that's how you're supposed to feel after watching this movie. I haven't read any other reviews, and I'm not going to. It doesn't matter what any film critic might say (and most of them are saying great things). This is a movie that the fans will love, and so will everyone else.

Superman, Lois Lane, and even Lex Luthor are some of the most beloved characters in the world, and in this movie Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, and Bryan Singer truly make them come alive again.

For 2 hours and 34 minutes, you will believe a man can fly. And you will believe in Superman.

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