Superman Returns (2006)

A proficiently-crafted & perfectly-cast talent-showcase homage love-letter to ’78 Reeve/Donner with ~every bit of its tone, experience, & magic – a bizarre combo of awe-and-letdown by its kryptonite: lack of risk/originality & action-scarcity. 7.6/10.

Plot Synopsis: While Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) plots to destroy him once and for all, the Man of Steel (Brandon Routh) returns after a long absence to a much-changed world. Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth) has moved on with her life, and society has learned to survive without him. Superman must find a way to reconnect with her and find his place in a world that may no longer need him.

Official CLC Score: 7.6/10