‘Superman’ movie opens to mixed reviews at the box office
It was a film so obviously inspired by the DC Comics hero that it was almost impossible to tell what it was actually about.
It was about a kid with superpowers, but the superhero in question is Clark Kent.
It’s a pretty obvious homage to Superman, but what was the point of it?
The plot of Superman Returns, a follow-up to the 2013 reboot, follows the adventures of Superman, his wife Lois Lane and son Clark, as they struggle with the aftermath of a nuclear attack.
It opens with Clark’s father, billionaire inventor Bruce Wayne, on the brink of bankruptcy, and his son Clark finds himself on a quest to find out what happened to him.
It is a tale of loss, heartbreak and revenge, all told through the eyes of a young Clark Kent, who is played by Dane DeHaan, who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance.
The film is also notable for being the first of its kind to be directed by Zack Snyder, a director who has worked on such films as Man of Steel, The Dark Knight and The Dark Tower.
It also comes after the film’s release in December, which is also when Snyder’s Suicide Squad movie opened in the US.
Critics, however, have criticised the film for being “overwhelmingly bad”, calling it a “bastardised attempt to recapture the same trappings of the comic book” and a “disastrous sequel”.
While the film is currently the highest grossing superhero film in history, it is currently losing money at the domestic box office.
Its box office haul of $1.08bn (£880m) in its opening weekend is the worst for a superhero movie in history.
The movie had an estimated production budget of $200m, and cost $150m to make.
The original Superman: Birth of the Supermen was released in 1965, which saw Superman become a superhero after his parents died.
He later went on to become the first male superhero.
The Man of Tomorrow was an idea originally developed by director Zack Snyder.
He made the character in 2008, and it was later adapted into a 2009 film called Man of Iron, starring Ryan Reynolds and Elizabeth Olsen.