Les répliques de Superman Returns (2006) sont très largement inspirées du film original de Richard Donner (Superman) (phénomène de parallèle deja existant dans les deux trilogies de Starwars). Alors pillage ou hommage... peu importe ces répliques déjà cultes marquent encore un peu plus les esprits...
Perry White: Lois, Pulitzer Prizes are like Academy Awards, nobody remembers what you got one for, just that you got one.
Lex Luthor: Krrrrryptonite!
Kitty Kowalski: [Lex Luthor is angrily throwing coconuts into the sea] Lex! We only have six of those!
Lex Luthor: I would trade 300,000 of these and every ounce of blood in your body for one quart of gasoline!
Jor-El: You will travel far, my little Kal-El, but we will never leave you-even in the face of our deaths. You will make my strength your own. You will see my life through your eyes, as your life will be seen through mine. The son becomes the father. And the father, the son.
Référence au meme dialogue de Marlon Brandon dans le film de Richard Donner.
Jason White: [Yells and waves from his window] Good night!
Lois Lane: [Lois is standing in the front yard thinking about Superman, she is then startled when she hears Jason, she sees Jason waving out to the sky, she then looks at the sky and sees Superman floating right above her] I thought you were...? Will I see you... around?
Superman: I'm always around. Good night, Lois.
Lois Lane: The world doesn't need a savior...
Clark Kent: Listen...
Lois Lane: I don't hear anything.
Clark Kent: I hear everything. You wrote that the world doesn't need a saviour, but every day I hear people crying for one.
Superman: [to Jason asleep in his bed] You will be different, sometimes you'll feel like an outcast, but you'll never be alone. You will make my strength your own. You will see my life through your eyes, as your life will be seen through mine. The son becomes the father and the father becomes the son.
Référence au dialogue de Marlon Brando dans le film de Richard Donner et au début de ce film: la boucle ets bouclée
Jor-El: [Superman is remembering Jor-El's last message to him from the first film] Live as one of them, Kal-El, to discover where your strength and your power are needed. Always hold in your heart the pride of your special heritage. They can be a great people, Kal-El, they wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way. For this reason above all, their capacity for good, I have sent them you... my only son.
Lois Lane: [after being locked in the pantry on Lex's yacht and discovering that her son is Superman's] Honey, could you help mommy open this door?
Jimmy Olsen: Look up in the sky, see?
[Points at a small figure of Superman in the picture]
Lois Lane: It's a bird
Perry White: It's a plane
Jimmy Olsen: No, it's...
[Is interrupted by the entrance of Clark]
Clark Kent: You wanted to see me?
Référence à la célébre réplique du le film de Richard Donner: Richard : Regardez dans le ciel, c'estun oiseau, c'est un avion, non c'est Superman
Kitty Kowalski: Your friends give me the creeps.
Lex Luthor: Prison is a creepy place, Kitty, and one needs to make creepy friends in order to survive. On the inside, even my talents were worth less than a carton of cigarettes and a sharp piece of metal in my pocket.
Lex Luthor: Do you know the story of Prometheus? No, of course you don't. Prometheus was a God who stole the power of fire from the other Gods and gave control of it to the mortals. In essence, he gave us technology, he gave us power.
Kitty Kowalski: So we're stealing fire? In the Artic?
Lex Luthor: Actually, sort of. You see whoever controls technology controls the world. The Roman empire ruled the world because they built roads. The British empire ruled the world because they built ships. America; the atom bomb. And so on and so forth. I just want what Prometheus wanted.
Kitty Kowalski: Sounds great Lex, but your not a god
Lex Luthor: Gods are selfish beings who fly around in little red capes and don't share their power with mankind. No, I don't want to be a God. I just want to bring fire to the people. And I want my cut.
Lex Luthor: [While Kicking Superman] Didn't Your father ever teached you to LOOK... BEFORE... YOU LEAP?!?!
Lex Luthor: [After Cheating an old lady to give him all her Belonings he hands his Wig to a little girl] You can Keep that... The Rest is Mine!
Lex Luthor: [To Kitty] My dear every man knows when a woman is faking, especially a superman.
Jimmy Olsen: [leans over an unsuspecting Clark who is holding a family photo of Lois, Jason, and Richard] Ha, yea! He looks just like his mom. Already takes after her too, especially when it comes to getting into trouble.
Clark Kent: [obviously confused] Mother?
Jimmy Olsen: Oh yea, well I guess you've been gone. Fearless reporter Lois Lane is a mommy.
Clark Kent: [cracks the glass and winces] I'm sorry.
Jimmy Olsen: [takes the picture from Clark] It's okay. She's got more.
Perry White: [Explaining to Lois Lane why she must write an article on the return of Superman, rather than a massive power outage] Three things sell this newspaper: Tragedy, sex, and Superman. These people have had enough tragedy, and we all know you can't write worth a damn about sex.
Perry White: [discussing headlines] Has Superman gained weight?
[Clark suddenly looks down]
Lex Luthor: Come on, let me hear you say it, just once.
Lois Lane: You're insane.
Lex Luthor: No! No, not that the other thing. Come on, I know it's on the tip of your tongue.
Lois Lane: Superman will never...
Lex Luthor: WRONG!
Jor-El: [Superman is flashing back to things his father told him] The human heart is still subject to monstrous deceits.
Superman: [after saving Lois Lane and other members of the media from a plane crash] I hope this hasn't put you off of flying. Statistically speaking, it's still the safest way to travel.
Référence au dialogue identique lorsque Superman sauve les passagers d'un avion dans le film de Richard Donner.
Référence au dialogue identique entre Lois et Superman dans le film de Richard Donner: Richard le nouveau héros de Lois...
Lex Luthor: You took five years from my life. I'm just returning the favor!