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The Plot-Holes of Superman Returns

(by Dr. Thomas Weintraub)

PLOT-HOLE STUDY #1 - How Could Superman Not Know Lois Was Pregnant?

By Dr. Thomas Weintraub
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

It takes 72 hours for pregnancy to occur from the point of unprotected consummation. If this was the case, then Superman would have had to have sexual intercourse with Lois and then immediately, within a three-day timeframe, have had enough time to build a spaceship, map out a route to the remnants of Krypton, and leave Earth without any explanation. This is highly unlikely, for Superman not only knew that he had sexual intercourse with Lois, but did so without protection. Thus, in the back of his mind, he KNEW that Lois stood a chance of getting pregnant.

Thus if Superman knew, and Lois knew, then they would both know that they would be expecting a child within the next 9 months. However, Superman, abruptly left in his search for “Krypton.” This is the excuse that he uses, however, it is not one that seems to be valid for if he did have unprotected sexual intercourse with Lois, how could he not know that she was going to get pregnant? And he would surely not be the kind of person to leave his girlfriend possibly pregnant without knowing. And Lois could have easily taken a pregnancy test to see if she was indeed pregnant, and would have notified Superman of the news.

So with the analysis presented, the plot-hole that needs to be answered is the following:

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How Could Superman Not Know Lois Was Pregnant?

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PLOT-HOLE STUDY #2 - Why Does Young Clark Wear Glasses?

By Dr. Thomas Weintraub
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

This plot-hole is never explained in Superman Returns. And this aspect never shows up in the comics, for young Clark Kent never wore any glasses as a kid. Superman Returns gives no explanation whatsoever about the glasses and what purpose they serve young Clark.

There were many people who saw this movie, both Superman fans and non-Superman fans, that were left scratching their heads over why on Earth young Clark would want to wear glasses. We have reviewed the movie several times, and it has not given a single answer, not even a hint as to why Bryan Singer decided to include young Clark wearing glasses.

As a matter of fact, this aspect even conflicts with the original Superman, the film that Singer rehashed, as we see young Clark wearing no glasses. The glasses on young Clark was obviously something that Singer came up with, however, he has yet to explain why and what purpose this serves.

My hypothesis is that Singer knew nothing about Superman, thus, he added the glasses without knowing why or what for -- he just felt it was the thing he had to do.

So with the analysis presented, the plot-hole that needs to be answered is the following:

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Why Does Young Clark Wear Glasses?

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PLOT-HOLE STUDY #3 - Why Isn‘t Superman Dead?

By Dr. Thomas Weintraub
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Kryptonite is known to cause Superman with a sudden onset of symptoms akin to that of fever, nausea, tremors, and pains in limbs and joints, just to name a few. These symptoms are documented in the comic books over the nearly 68-year-history of Superman comic books.

However, in Superman Returns, Lex Luthor stabs Superman with a kryptonite shiv and breaks it off, leaving a piece of it embedded in Superman’s body. But after Superman’s rescue by Lois, she removes as much of the shiv as possible, but still leaves a substantial amount left inside of his body. But for some reason Superman does not feel any weakness. He is up and flying around as if he is devoid of kryptonite poisoning. This leads to the most ludicrous scene of the film.

Superman, with the kryptonite shiv in his body, still flies around and manages to lift the Kryptonite Continent -- emphasize KRYPTONITE CONTINENT. An entire continent made out Kryptonite cannot be lifted by Superman, either with or without kryptonite embedded in his body. Thus, with the over exposure and prolonged radiation poisoning of kryptonite in his body, Superman should be dead. But he is not.

So with the analysis presented, the plot-hole that needs to be answered is the following:

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Why Isn’t Superman Dead?

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PLOT-HOLE STUDY #4 - Why Can‘t Kryptonite Kill Superman?

By Dr. Thomas Weintraub
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

In the comics, Kryptonite is known to emit a fluorescent green glow. When all of the radiation of kryptonite -- which has an extremely long half life, but is known to be accelerated by Superman’s physiology -- is exhausted, the glow disappears.

The disappearance of the glow signifies the kryptonite using up all of its radiation and transferring it to some other external object. Thus, in the hospital scene, when the doctor pulls out the kryptonite shiv from Superman, we see the shiv as a piece of NON-GLOWING, transparent material.

Thus, if there is no glow, then the Kryptonite must have exhausted all of its radiation into Superman, thus killing him due to overexposure. But this was not the case. Superman recovers when his cells should have undergone apoptosis -- programmed cell death -- at the immediate exposure of kryptonite.

So with the analysis presented, the plot-hole that needs to be answered is the following:

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Why Can‘t Kryptonite Kill Superman?
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Thank You. -- Dr. T. Weintraub

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& these are a few of the reasons why SR sucked big time & didn't make a whole mess of ca$h


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all very good points.


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Originally posted by Madvillain
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PLOT-HOLE STUDY #3 - Why Isn‘t Superman Dead?

By Dr. Thomas Weintraub
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Kryptonite is known to cause Superman with a sudden onset of symptoms akin to that of fever, nausea, tremors, and pains in limbs and joints, just to name a few. These symptoms are documented in the comic books over the nearly 68-year-history of Superman comic books.

However, in Superman Returns, Lex Luthor stabs Superman with a kryptonite shiv and breaks it off, leaving a piece of it embedded in Superman’s body. But after Superman’s rescue by Lois, she removes as much of the shiv as possible, but still leaves a substantial amount left inside of his body. But for some reason Superman does not feel any weakness. He is up and flying around as if he is devoid of kryptonite poisoning. This leads to the most ludicrous scene of the film.

Superman, with the kryptonite shiv in his body, still flies around and manages to lift the Kryptonite Continent -- emphasize KRYPTONITE CONTINENT. An entire continent made out Kryptonite cannot be lifted by Superman, either with or without kryptonite embedded in his body. Thus, with the over exposure and prolonged radiation poisoning of kryptonite in his body, Superman should be dead. But he is not.

So with the analysis presented, the plot-hole that needs to be answered is the following:

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Why Isn’t Superman Dead?


actually he didnt lift the kryptonite continent.. he used his laser vision so he could lift the continent from UNDER the kryptonite.... using the crust as a shield... but then some krptonite seethed through... but he purposely went underneath the crust to shield himself


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Originally posted by Madvillain
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PLOT-HOLE STUDY #4 - Why Can‘t Kryptonite Kill Superman?

By Dr. Thomas Weintraub
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

In the comics, Kryptonite is known to emit a fluorescent green glow. When all of the radiation of kryptonite -- which has an extremely long half life, but is known to be accelerated by Superman’s physiology -- is exhausted, the glow disappears.

The disappearance of the glow signifies the kryptonite using up all of its radiation and transferring it to some other external object. Thus, in the hospital scene, when the doctor pulls out the kryptonite shiv from Superman, we see the shiv as a piece of NON-GLOWING, transparent material.

Thus, if there is no glow, then the Kryptonite must have exhausted all of its radiation into Superman, thus killing him due to overexposure. But this was not the case. Superman recovers when his cells should have undergone apoptosis -- programmed cell death -- at the immediate exposure of kryptonite.

So with the analysis presented, the plot-hole that needs to be answered is the following:

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Why Can‘t Kryptonite Kill Superman?
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Thank You. -- Dr. T. Weintraub


mind you it was just a small shard... maybe the radiation did pass through superman... thats why he was unconscious for a couple of days. But his body, as documented in the comics, has also adapted to the kryptonite and has built somewhat of an immunity to it, like humans when we get antidotes for diseases and whatnot. So its was only a little bit, but it did render him unconscious for a long time. That, with the fact he was in a hospital with medical experts... he eventually came to


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Re: The Plot-Holes of Superman Returns

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Originally posted by Madvillain
(by Dr. Thomas Weintraub)

PLOT-HOLE STUDY #1 - How Could Superman Not Know Lois Was Pregnant?

By Dr. Thomas Weintraub
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

It takes 72 hours for pregnancy to occur from the point of unprotected consummation. If this was the case, then Superman would have had to have sexual intercourse with Lois and then immediately, within a three-day timeframe, have had enough time to build a spaceship, map out a route to the remnants of Krypton, and leave Earth without any explanation. This is highly unlikely, for Superman not only knew that he had sexual intercourse with Lois, but did so without protection. Thus, in the back of his mind, he KNEW that Lois stood a chance of getting pregnant.

Thus if Superman knew, and Lois knew, then they would both know that they would be expecting a child within the next 9 months. However, Superman, abruptly left in his search for “Krypton.” This is the excuse that he uses, however, it is not one that seems to be valid for if he did have unprotected sexual intercourse with Lois, how could he not know that she was going to get pregnant? And he would surely not be the kind of person to leave his girlfriend possibly pregnant without knowing. And Lois could have easily taken a pregnancy test to see if she was indeed pregnant, and would have notified Superman of the news.

So with the analysis presented, the plot-hole that needs to be answered is the following:

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How Could Superman Not Know Lois Was Pregnant?


No guys, me included, think babies a whole stinking 3 days later... im sorry. It was also a very confusing and busy time for superman, he did just fight ZOD and 2 other kryptonians, he did just regain his powers, and then he finds out about his homeplanet. He has alot on his mind so this is no plot hole... just you thinking to much


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PLOT-HOLE STUDY #2 - Why Does Young Clark Wear Glasses?

By Dr. Thomas Weintraub
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

This plot-hole is never explained in Superman Returns. And this aspect never shows up in the comics, for young Clark Kent never wore any glasses as a kid. Superman Returns gives no explanation whatsoever about the glasses and what purpose they serve young Clark.

There were many people who saw this movie, both Superman fans and non-Superman fans, that were left scratching their heads over why on Earth young Clark would want to wear glasses. We have reviewed the movie several times, and it has not given a single answer, not even a hint as to why Bryan Singer decided to include young Clark wearing glasses.

As a matter of fact, this aspect even conflicts with the original Superman, the film that Singer rehashed, as we see young Clark wearing no glasses. The glasses on young Clark was obviously something that Singer came up with, however, he has yet to explain why and what purpose this serves.

My hypothesis is that Singer knew nothing about Superman, thus, he added the glasses without knowing why or what for -- he just felt it was the thing he had to do.

So with the analysis presented, the plot-hole that needs to be answered is the following:

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Why Does Young Clark Wear Glasses?


who really cares, it was a very insignificant part of the movie


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& these are a few of the reasons why SR sucked big time & didn't make a whole mess of ca$h


it did make alot of cash btw... about 450 mil worldwide, broke IMAX theatre records as well as the top 10 opening weekend EVER totals. This is impressive considering its the first of a trilogy, and the Pirates of the Caribean SEQUEL came out a week later and broke every record. It just didnt make alot of PROFIT becuase someone spent 75 mil more on production then any movie in history. But it definately made money, and the DVD release should make alot as well with Xmas around the corner and over 30 minutes of additional footage.

This whole topic is dumb


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The dogs are the same kind from Superman II. When the wind blows, one was about to get stepped by a woman, one struggles to get loose, and the other got away!


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Dr. Thomas Weintraub needs to find better ways to occupy his time.


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The dogs are the same kind from Superman II. When the wind blows, one was about to get stepped by a woman, one struggles to get loose, and the other got away!


lol WHAT?!!?!?

haha redcaped you are a character


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The biggest plot hole is: why this movie was made?


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how how howhow how...Krypto the one that got away!


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What I want to know is, why is Superman being beaten up by 4 normal guys at one minuit under the effect of Kryptonite and then lifting a continent at another, its like Kryptonite just stopped working at that point, even if he used the crust as a sheild thats fair enough, but when the shards came through why wasnt he effected again? I love the feet but its just soooo stupid.

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SR was perfect. He has learned to overcome his weakness just like any of us can sometimes. It turns out more difficult when we deal with people rather than just a thing with no life or conscience.


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What I want to know is, why is Superman being beaten up by 4 normal guys at one minuit under the effect of Kryptonite and then lifting a continent at another, its like Kryptonite just stopped working at that point, even if he used the crust as a sheild thats fair enough, but when the shards came through why wasnt he effected again? I love the feet but its just soooo stupid.


he was effected... he dropped some 50000 feet into the ground if i recall. His hands were burning... his will to get the planet out of the atmosphere is how he did it... willpower is very strong, especially Supermans. If the shards didnt effect him he would have just flown back to earth


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I also hated the Young Clark part of the movie. It was completly useless in every way, and why WAS Clark wearing glasses? huh that really bugs me...

But the time that that sceneused up could have been used for something else, like Supes owning those guys with the minigun and helecopter.

Other then that I loved the movie, best movie of the year IMO.


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