Superman II

General Zod, Ursa, and Non are the three arch-criminals condemned by Jor-El to a prison called the Phantom Zone at the beginning of Superman: The Movie (before Krypton was destroyed).

The Phantom Zone travels through space for many years, and happens to pass near Earth at the same time that Superman throws a live nuclear bomb deep into space. The explosion destroys the Phantom Zone, freeing the arch-criminals--who, due to their proximity to the Earth and our Sun, find themselves endowed with the same powers that Superman has.

Meanwhile, Lois Lane, Superman's love interest and fellow reporter at the Daily Planet with Superman's alter-ego, Clark Kent, has discovered Superman's secret identity and professes her love for him. Superman feels the same for Lois, and so they fly off together to his Fortress of Solitude, far to the north and away from any civilization.

While Superman is away, the three Kryptonian super-villains arrive on Earth and wreak all sorts of havoc, quickly taking over the entire world. They meet up with Lex Luthor, who reveals to them Superman's existence and notes that he is Kal-El, the son of their jailer. Meanwhile, Superman has given up his powers in order to be "mortal" and so be with the woman he loves--when the couple return to civilization, they learn what has happened and so Clark makes the journey back to the north in an attempt to regain his powers so as to do battle with the super-villains.

Clark does regain his powers and is again Superman, setting the stage for a climactic battle in the city of Metropolis as the three super-villains attempt to take their revenge on the son of their jailer, while Superman has to figure out how to end this super-threat to the Earth once and for all.


Visible crew/equipment: In the town in Idaho when General Zod and his crew first visit, watch when the boy's father (elevated by Zod's finger) falls to the ground. You can see the pad under the dirt when he hits it.

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General Zod: Why do you say this to me, when you know that I will kill you for it?

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Trivia: Some of Gene Hackman's scenes were actually filmed with a body double. That's because Gene Hackman quit before all of his scenes were shot.

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Question: At the end of the movie when Clark and Lois are talking to each other at the Daily Planet, Clark kisses Lois and she forgets that Clark is really Superman. How could that happen and why would Clark make Lois forget that he is Superman, since she promised not to tell anyone?

Answer: Superman was be able to kiss Lois in such a way that the heightened emotion wiped out her memory of his identity. To answer your second question, even though Lois promised not to tell anyone, Superman decided he does not want even her to know his secret identity.

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Answer: I don't agree that he didn't even want her to know because he struggled in the beginning of the first movie with telling her on the first date. He was about to tell her from the beginning who he was. I don't understand why he was breaking it off with her at the end of the second movie and erased her memory to help her get over him. This confusion continues when he develops a relationship with another woman in the third or fourth movie.

At the end of the movie, he realises her love for him is torturing her, so he decided to remove the memories to end her suffering. It works, too, because as soon as she forgets, she's back to her old, happy self.

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