There's little rust on the Man of Steel and his reappearance after swooping into cinemas in 1978 barely shows signs of mental fatigue. Brandon Routh winningly forges a rough approximation of Christopher Reeve's Superman even if Kate Bosworth is miscast as his former lover Lois Lane. Lex Luther's (Kevin Spacey) world domination plans veer on the barking while X-Men director Bryan Singer conjures up the odd off-kilter moment and a splendid crashing plane setpiece above New York.
Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, James Marsden