- 2 hr 23 min
As the destruction of the planet Krypton looms close, Jor-El and his wife Laura give their baby Kal-El a chance at life by placing him into a spacecraft that will take him to a far off planet called Earth. Kal-El’s craft manages to escape Krypton’s destruction and ultimately crash lands on Earth. He is found by Jonathan and Martha Kent, farmers from Smallville, Kansas, who adopt Kal-El as their own son and name him Clark. As Clark grows into a teenager, he begins to exhibit extraordinary powers such as the ability to run at lightning speeds, see through objects, and fly. After discovering his powers came from his Kryptonian heritage and exposure to the yellow sun of Earth, Clark decides to use his powers for the benefit of humanity and becomes a superhero known as Superman. Clark moves to Metropolis and takes a job as a mild mannered newspaper reporter so he can be the first to know when danger occurs. As he begins to fall for his coworker Lois Lane, Superman encounters Lex Luther, a powerful businessman who has hatched a scheme that will not only make him rich, but take the lives of countless innocent people.