“Superman: Son of Jor-el” is a re-mix of the Superman 1 and Superman 2 movies, including some shots from the Donner Cut and Superman 3 and 4, as well as new footage filmed specifically for this project.
This project edits out of many of unrealistic moments, much of the camp, and nearly all of the goofier attempts at humor that were very prevalent in the second movie. Through the use of seamless editing and subtle special FX, action scenes have a more modern pace, continuity errors were removed where possible, and some of the original sub-par FX were fixed. In total over 1 1/2 hours have been cut from these movies, leaving an epic, darker, more serious film with a total runtime of just under 3 hours. A new ending was also created that fits well with Superman Returns.