“‘Why the World Doesn’t Need Superman’ reads the title of a piece that wins Lois Lane the Pulitzer Prize in Superman Returns, the latest bigscreen revival of comicdom’s strongest and fastest hero. Not only is she wrong in the context of the story (not to mention real life), but she’ll be wrong in the court of public opinion once the world gets a look at this most grandly conceived and sensitively drawn Superman saga. Sure to rate with aficionados alongside Spider-Man 2 and, for many, Batman Begins on the short list of best superhero spectaculars, pic more than justifies director Bryan Singer’s decision to jump ship from the X-Men franchise, and will pull down stratospheric B.O. around the globe.” — from Todd McCarthy‘s review in Variety. (The Hollywood Reporter‘s Kirk Honeycutt likes it also.)