Superman Returns

Superman Returns (2006)

41 mistakes

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Visible crew/equipment: When Lois pulls up to the house where the blackout was traced to, she hears some music coming from the boat down at the dock. As the camera pans upwards over the car, as she steps out, the whole camera and a crew member are reflected in the side of the car.


Deliberate mistake: When Lex tests the crystal fragment, it knocks out all the power on the airplane Lois is flying in, yet the flight attendant's amplified voice can still be heard over the speakers. (00:30:40)


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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Lois Lane is holding her son as Lex Luthor is revealing his plan to her the ring on her left hand switches back and forth between her middle and ring fingers. (01:25:05)

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Continuity mistake: Near the end of the film when Lois makes to leave the hospital room after visiting Superman, she takes hold of her son's left hand with her right - meaning he should walk out whilst at her right side, furthest away from the hospital bed. In the next shot, both Lois and her son have swapped positions. (02:00:00)

Other mistake: The text of the German news is wrong. It is titled "Fensterputzer halten an ihrem Lebemfest" (Window cleaners hold on for their lives). It should be "Leben fest". Also "Newsdirek" is wrong, it should be "Newsdirekt" or better "News direkt."


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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Richard finds Lois and the son on the yacht, he hugs the boy and you can see that one of the drawers is open. When he looks up at Lois, the drawer is now closed. (01:46:30)

Revealing mistake: Just before the end credits, as Superman is flying past Metropolis and into space, watch the car headlights in the background. The background shot is blatantly sped-up by a large amount, as all of the cars appear to be travelling at huge speeds, even in a traffic jam.

Revealing mistake: During the airplane mishap where Lois is pinned to the ceiling, notice how the force is strong enough to hold her there, but both her hair and ID badge still hang down. (00:38:25)

Factual error: About 11 minutes into the film, Luthor's yacht is seen in heavy seas in the Arctic. The helo on the helo deck has its rotor blades extended. This would cause immediate damage to them so is never done, even on carriers - the helicopter wouldn't be able to fly properly. (00:11:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Superman grabs the falling sculpture-globe the aerial view shows the hood of the cab on the left is undamaged. From a ground level view, the hood is severely damaged. (01:44:35)


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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Superman is trying to prevent the plane from crashing he is holding the nose of the plane and bits of it start to crumble in and fall apart or away. Once the plane is safely on the ground within the ballpark the scene shows the plane from the side where there is no damage to the nose. (00:40:15)

Continuity mistake: In the sequence with the kryptonite continent, Superman plunges under water, when he comes back up, his hair is soaked, then throughout the next few shots, it switches back and forth of being out of place and being "super" hair.

Factual error: Jimmy tells Clark that Luthor was freed from jail because Superman didn't appear when the Court of Appeals called him as a witness. Court of Appeals rulings are based on the facts in evidence from the previous trial, and nothing else. No new evidence or testimony is allowed.

Continuity mistake: Before the earthquake, the radio in Ma Kent's changes positions between shots, and a table cloth appears under Ma Kent's reading glasses.


Other mistake: In the credits, just before the listings for the transportation crews, "Post production" is misspelled as "Post Poduction".

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Martha Kent investigates the crystal ship, there is a fuzzy outline of a crew member behind the truck.

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Superman is entering the baseball stadium from above holding the 'plane, we see a quick shot looking down from above the 'plane. The field is empty of players.

Continuity mistake: When Superman is flying over the sea trying to locate Lois, his hair is fluffy. He suddenly stops and there's a brusque cut where a close-up of him shows his hair brushed and perfect.


Continuity mistake: In the scene where Lois and Jason are going to the hospital to visit Superman, Jason's hair is wet outside as they are walking toward the hospital. Once inside however, his hair is dry.

Lex Luthor: Gods are selfish beings who fly around in little red capes and don't share their power with mankind.

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Trivia: Just after the Jet "lands" in the stadium, the film shoots back over to Lex and his gang at the mansion. We see a closeup of the battered miniature town and there is a downed sign showing the name of the model railroad city, "Smallville."

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Question: I've always been led to believe that the suit is as impervious as Superman, hence the bullets bouncing off his chest with no marks on the suit. Yet at the end of the movie, the doctors and nurses cut the suit and tear it off of him. Is the suit affected by kryptonite as well?

Answer: There are two stories: a) the suit was made by Martha Kent from the blankets which came with Superman when he was a child and these blankets got superstrenght from the sun too. b) Superman generates an aura which protects him and his suit against such forces. Both stories can be true: either the suit itself is weakend by the kryptonite or Superman's aura was weakend by it. Currently it is said that the blanket-story is the correct one. Also, they don't actually cut it off him - it appears to open along a predefined line (coupled with someone exclaiming "got it!"), presumably the method Superman uses to get into the suit himself.


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