Superman II

Continuity mistake: Zod throws the Sheriff's rifle away and it lands next to the wheel. When the angle changes it has moved behind the wheel.

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Continuity mistake: When Lois is making an orange juice the position of the oranges differs between wide and close shots.

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Continuity mistake: During the scene where villains arrive to the Daily Planet, Jimmy Olsen's haircut changes from long to very short.

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Continuity mistake: When Clark comes back to the diner to take revenge, a dish next to the bad guy suddenly appears.

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Continuity mistake: When Super arrives at the Daily Planet to defy the 3 villains, the outside shot shows three piles of books lined along the window. From the inside, all of the books are piled to the right. Also, the number of trophies on the bookshelf on the right, and the type and number of books changes between shots.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie, in the diner, the bad guy's food keeps changing appearance.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman reveals his identity to Lois, the liquid in the top of the lava lamp changes from filled to empty in half a second.

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Continuity mistake: After Superman throws Zod against the ice wall, Non's position changes between shots: First he is way behind Luthor, and a second later both are side by side.

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Continuity mistake: When Non enters the Daily Planet there's a wood shelf with four sheets of paper, the ones in the middle are yellow and the rest are black and white. When the shot changes to a wide angle, all the papers are black and white.

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Continuity mistake: When Ursa sits down to arm wrestle, coasters magically appear on the table.

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Continuity mistake: When Non rampages the Daily planet, the grey file cabinet lying on the floor changes positions before and after he enters.

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Continuity mistake: Superman descends to stop the big truck from exploding and lands in front of it, by the cabin. A frame later he is seen landing a meter before the truck.

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Continuity mistake: When the antenna is about to crush the pram, the mother is first behind it. A second later she's by the side. Then a second later she's on top of it, and a second afterwards slightly covering it. Boy she moves FAST.

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Continuity mistake: Inside the Fortress of Solitude, when Non jumps to fight Superman, before he flies, Ursa and Lois are looking at Superman. A mere frame later, when Non starts to fly, both girls are in a different position fighting against each other. It's a really awkward and sudden change.

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Continuity mistake: At the end, in the Fortress of Solitude, Lois' hairstyle keeps changing from fluffy and dull to smooth and stylish.

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Continuity mistake: After the hide and seek game in the ice cave, Luthor's fringe constantly changes length and style.

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Continuity mistake: Clark steps out of the diner and the waiter has his hands on his chest. A shot later his hands are on the counter.

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Continuity mistake: After being hit by a cab, Lois calls Clark and the people behind her change in a split second.

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Continuity mistake: In the big fight scene in Metropolis, after Ursa chokes Superman, Non descends and wires holding him is visible.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman is about to stop the elevator, he flies with one arm up the other down. A frame later in a new angle both arms are up.

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Visible crew/equipment: Ursa throws the sewer lid at Superman sending him flying backwards into the car windshield. Watch the sewer lid carefully when Superman actually hits the windshield. You can see that the sewer lid was actually attached to a belt around his waist so that it would stay in place for the shots where he is flying backward through the air. (01:39:50)

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General Zod: I win. I always win. Is there no-one on this planet to even challenge me?

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Trivia: Richard Donner, the director of Superman, was originally hired to make Superman II. He had made over half of the movie before being fired. Richard Lester was hired to complete the film. So, Superman II contains footage from both the Richard Donner version and the Richard Lester version.

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Question: In relation to "Superman Returns",since it's supposed to take place after "Superman II," which version is considered canon? The Lester cut or the Donner cut?

Answer: There's been no categorical statement, but given that the theatrically released Lester cut is the one that everybody knows, with the Donner cut being a relatively unknown curiosity, it would seem much more logical to consider that the Lester cut to be the canonical version of the story.

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Answer: Bryan Singer has a great relationship with Richard Donner and his wife, whose production company has produced all of the X Men movies, 4 of which Singer directed. Singer would have also directed X-Men: The Last Stand, but decided to do Superman Returns instead. He absolutely made Superman Returns building from Donner's cut of Superman 2. Superman Returns spoiler ahead: in Superman Returns, Lois Lane has a child. We see that the child has superhuman strength, and that it is Superman's son with Lois. In Lester's version, Superman and Lois consummate their relationship after he loses his Kryptonian powers, when he is an ordinary man. This would have made an ordinary child. But in Donner's version, Superman and Lois sleep together when he is still Superman, before he chooses to become an ordinary man, explaining why the child we see in Superman Returns has superhuman strength.

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