Originally Posted by Bruce Malone
I wouldn't call Returns a reboot really. An homage would be a better term.
I'm thinking two terms would fit better. An homage, like you said, and a reintroduction. Even if they had gone through with a sequel <*cringe*> then I still wouldn't even have called it a reboot. Even if they had gone all "Wrath of Khan" with that Superman, it would still be in direct continuation of the previous films. So I'm extremely happy with the way things have turned out.