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The Superman Wikipedia entry has some information on this, specifically the altered cuts created for television. It doesn't appear that this scene was originally in the theatrical version of the film, but was added later along with another 40 minutes of footage to present a 3 hour version of the film that could be shown across two nights on ABC. Wikipedia ...


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(Shamelessly copied) from Kevin Howell's answer for the "How Does Superman Propel Himself?" question at SF&F SE: "I think the best explanation for all of Superman's powers is explained by The Unified Theory of Superman's Powers. It basically says that all of powers Superman has are possible if his power is the ability to manipulate, from atomic to ...


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As apparently a "good" list question can exist, here we go! Empire Online listed 15 Easter Eggs from the film. The following is almost directly lifted verbatim from the side, so I've put it all in a quotation block: There’s a Keep Calm And Call Batman poster hidden in the final fight The Utopia Casino sign hints towards another Superman ...


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I think you're astute in your approximation, you've surely already pretty much nailed it in your answer. This was clearly a very emotional moment for the emergent Superman, not only for the reasons you've identified but also because Clark/Kal has just taken his first life. He is presented as being your average, everyday American boy. To commit what is ...


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Superman has heat vision. He can direct infrared light at targets by looking at them, and heat them until it melts. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powers_and_abilities_of_Superman heat vision as a separate power first appeared in Action Comics #275 (April 1961). I don't think it has ever been explained how it works. It has been stated that Superman ...


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Its not called lasers but it is known as Heat Vision. Due to Photonucleic Effect Kryptonians are able to release large amounts of the solar energy stored in their cells as heat (Presumably, as infra-red light) via their eyes in focused beams. In most depictions, Heat Vision has been shown as a solid red beam. However, in Smallville and Superman ...



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