Re: Superman's power level
I was pretty comfortable with the powerlevels displayed in Superman Returns portrayed by Brandon Routh. I don't personally see him slowing down the plane as him being weak and struggling with it per se. I thought it was done well to show the forces acting upon the plane and him being cautious in not stopping it abruptly so as to minimize serious injuries. The island lifting would be more believable without kryptonite present but what was done was done and I can't change that. I too like to see him really exert himself especially if he is doing something monumental like that but not while lifting a car. The only planet Superman should be able to move without too much effort should be the Daily Planet Globe. Mountain moving power should be sufficient to accomplish anything he would face on earth. Outside of earth may be another matter.